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12-14-02, 01:51 PM   #1  
Tecumseh carb float.

Equipment details:

Coleman 5 kw generator.
Engine: Tecumseh 10 hp, mod- HM100 159232K, S/N- 20900
Carb: mod- 107402M

After cleaning the carb for starting the engine after an extended lay-up, I experienced fuel running out of the carb.
I took the carb apart again to adjust the brass float and found it to have fluid in it.
I polished it with steel wool and cannot detect any cracks or corrosion.

Should I be looking harder, or does this float use a liquid as ballast?


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12-14-02, 03:51 PM   #2  
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If you can hear fluid sloshing around in it, pitch it. It's taking on fuel---that's the cause of your problem.

Sometimes the seams split or the solder joints get porous and the fuel seeps in there.

Most Tecumseh floats are shaped kinda like a toilet seat and should be readily available just about anywhere .

 
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12-14-02, 06:37 PM   #3  
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Float Problem

As Joe has very adequately covered, you need a new float and
this is a VERY POPULAR part to locate. ANY Dealer should have
one in stock. Part # 632019.

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12-14-02, 11:36 PM   #4  
I agree. Thanks guys!


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12-15-02, 05:54 AM   #5  
Thanks guys, I'll be heading to the big city for Christmas and I'll pick one up.

Thanks again.


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