Gas flowing out of carb


Old 11-05-01, 04:19 AM
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After filling the tank, gasoline began flowing out of the carburetor (where the air filter attaches) of my Tecumseh 4-cycle powerwasher small engine. If this is a common problem that whose diagnosis is clear, I may give it a try. Otherwise, I'll probably just take it in.

I last used it in March. It worked fine then. When I took it out to use again, the tank was empty (it all leaked out I guess).

Any ideas? Stuck float?

Thanks very much!
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Old 11-05-01, 05:54 AM
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I would say either that or a stuck needle/seat assembly causing it to just flow out.

Might be time for a carb knockdown and rebuilding.....
Old 11-05-01, 12:27 PM
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Could be a small piece of debris, sticky hinge
pin, float that has started filling with fuel,
or just a worn seat. All in the same area and
easy to fix. A new needle and seat are only a
couple of bucks, and a new float, if needed, is
not much more.

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