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I have a hustler...

I have a hustler z and was running great woke up this morning and notice gas dripping, blew it off to see where it was leaking, couldn't find it, try to start and alot of gas came out of muffler, what causes this

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Both tank are full filled it up before parking it, didn't have shut off valve off, I never had to before

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

No, that's all

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago

T​his is normally caused by the carb not sealing off and fuel leaking though into the crankcase. Does your oil smell like fuel?

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago

if the oil smells like fuel do an oil change and clean the carb. sometimes the debris that caused the issue will come out if you just drop the carb bowl and then reinstall it, but sometimes a full carb cleaning is required.

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