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Stuck float The float is stuck in the carb I any solutions on freeing it up.

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Short of taking it apart and cleaning it, you can try tapping the float bowl with the back of a screwdriver, or anything that will reach but not made of metal while it is running. dont be affraid to tap firm and repeatedly. this sometimes works and is much easier than taking it apart.

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    short of taking it apart and cleaning it, you can try tapping the float bowl with the back of a screwdriver, or anything that will reach but not made of metal while it is running. dont be affraid to tap firm and repeatedly. this sometimes works and is much easier than taking it apart.

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try Seafoam from Auto zone 1/3 can to two gallon gas.

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