Pressure washer leaking gas from air filter

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Old 07-05-20, 10:39 AM
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Pressure washer leaking gas from air filter

I have a simoniz pressure washer which is leaking gas from the air filter. I have already cleaned the carburetor, checked the float, cleaned the needle and even cleaned the need and the seat with a qtip soaked in carburetor cleaner. I even tested the float by holding it up and the fuel stops and when i let it go the fuel starts flowing. But once i assemble everything it starts to leak again. For life of me i can't figure out what is the problem. Carburetor is spotless clean including the needle and it is definitely not sticking. The float is also light and does not have any cracks or visible damage.

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Simoniz 2700 PSI Gas Pressure Washer
039-8055-2
Engine: DV173
 
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Old 07-05-20, 07:48 PM
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I guess something's interfering with the operation. Look for a dent in the bowl that might be rubbing on the float.
 
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Old 07-06-20, 10:09 AM
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I have checked and re-checked many times and can't find any dent, debris, corrosion, leak, gunk, or any visual clues
 
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Old 07-06-20, 11:32 AM
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I don't have any idea what carb you have on your item, however,
Somewhere in the back of my mind I seem to remember that if the vent in the top of the carb is clogged it can create this condition. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 07-06-20, 11:40 AM
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Hi Geo, the carb I have is 1p70f. I am not sure where the went is, would be great if someone can point it out.
Please see the link for the pictures.
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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32999891507.html?mp=1
 
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This video points out some of the circuitry for the carb. Have a good one. Geo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaMqiHvWGec
 
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Thank you so much! i removed the carb and sprayed all the holes with carb cleaner and now it works! No more leaks!
 
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In the future I would suggest using brake parts cleaner rather than carb cleaner as the brake parts cleaner leaves no residue. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Oh didn't know about brake parts cleaner vs carb cleaner. thank you
 
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