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08-17-08, 12:50 PM   #1  
craftsmen riding lawn mower

I have a 6500 it was running good. I shut if off to air up a tire. When I tried to start it again it would not start. It acts like it wants to start. There is a lot of gas coming out from the exhust under the front part of the eng. There is also a little gas coming up where the air filter is on top of the eng.

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08-17-08, 03:24 PM   #2  
The tank is higher then the carb and is gravity feed. Try tapping on the float bowl with the back of a screw driver sounds like your float is stuck and holding the needle vale open try that it may solve your trouble.

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08-17-08, 09:37 PM   #3  
Tapping it might stop the fuel leak that is causing it not to start, but you should remove the bowl and have a look inside. Usually a leaking needle goes along with trash in the bowl and possibly water/rust.

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