Briggs/Stratton riding mower


Old 07-06-04, 11:07 AM
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Question Briggs/Stratton riding mower

Have an older model Briggs/Strattonnridiong mower. Not know age.
Model 282707. 12hp.
Am experiencing a difficulty.
Gas is draining out of tank between mowing and into the crank case.
What could be the problem and how do I fix it?
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Old 07-06-04, 12:10 PM
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Got a good riding mower once this way (still using it to this day). Long story short, I didn't fix it but I did solve it. Put a "gas line shut off" between the tank and the carb. Turn the gas off after mowing and on before mowing and you'll have many more years of mowing left. Start out with a fresh change of oil after doing this. I know, it's not an answer but it is a solution.
Old 07-06-04, 03:10 PM
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You have a situation where the fuel supply is not being shut off at the carburetor. It will be an inlet needle and/or a float problem. One or both aren't doing their job(s) to shut the fuel off at a prescribed level in the float bowl. A carburetor reconditioning will be in order as well as an oil change. You do not want to run the engine if there is any fuel in the oil - this will be very harmful to the innards of the engine.

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