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JohnF2015, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Owner/Service Technician at S & J Small Engines
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Installled new fuel bowl, new fuel, new float and new o

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installled new fuel bowl, new fuel nut, new float and new o ring. now pours gas out from top of fuel bowl. what am i doing wrong? please help!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 2 years ago.

Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

It sounds like the float valve is not sealing properly in order to shut off the fuel flow coming into the carburetor. Did you replace the float valve and seat?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No. Just pulled fuel bowl installed new plastic float and o ring and carefully, without disturbing anything else bolted bowl back. Now gas pours out from top of bowl
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 2 years ago.

The float valve is normally attached to the float so when you pulled the old float out you may have lost the valve or needle. I would go back and check to make sure that the float valve is still there it is inserted into a hole in the body of the carburetor along the same side as the pin that holds the float in.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
then? If I can't find it do i get a rebuild kit? ?
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 2 years ago.

Yes, if you can't find the float valve, then you would need a rebuild kit in order to fix the leaking problem.

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