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Ariens snowblower st24e ( B&S motor)gas pouring ot of carb body

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12-15-12, 09:55 AM   #1  
Ariens snowblower st24e ( B&S motor)gas pouring ot of carb body

Im an original owner ariens st24e snow blower 6yrs old now used very little, run fuel out every year b4 storage last year pulled out of storage added gas fired up no issue waited for the snow which we didnt get, thought gas was removed but it was not... took it out of storage turned on the gas shut off... gas pouring out of carb body.. stuck float? when I push the primer bulb it hisses.... suggestions ... where should I start first ...had zero issues up until now..Only thing ive done is that the covers off to find were the leak was coming from...

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12-15-12, 04:03 PM   #2  
Yep, stuck float or leaking float valve. Try a little Sea Foam in it. Double dose about a quart of gas. Put that in the tank. Shake it around a little to let it mix. Turn on the gas. Let it leak out the carb for about 30 seconds, then shut off the gas at the tank.

After it sits for a hour, tap on the side of the carb bowl with a piece of wood or hammer handle. It that makes the leak stop, turn off the gas and change the oil, you likely have gas in the crankcase.

Then start it up, let it run for awhile and stick it back in the shed. Hopefully you won't have any more snow this year.

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