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Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. Does your engine have the side mounted gas tank and air filter that bolts on top ?
Ok under the carburetor is the bowl bolt , it has ports in the sides and one in the top where it threads in. You will have to remote this using a 1/2 inch socket and when you remove it gas will runout , once youbclean the ports in the bowl bolt you can put it in and tighten it up
Did you clean out the ports in the bolt ?
Ok take the bolt out , there will be holes in each side and one that is in the top of the bolt where it threads in . I used a sewing needle and gumout carburetor cleaner. I take the red straw and shoot carb cleaned down into the top hole making sure it sprays out the side holes
Yes it has a gasket type washer around it ,
Ok , grab a can of carburetor cleaner and some rubber gloves , it's that bolt
If the float and needle are dropping the last thing is the main jet of the carburetor. Did it sit for a while prior to this problem
The needle could be stuck, or the main jet blocked , you also need to keep a eye on the oil and see if it is thin or smells like gas . Even when the tank is empty on these engines the carburetor bowl is full of gas so it may have gummed the Jets of the carb up
Let me know what you find , have you also removed the gas cap and see if it will stay running