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What would cause fuel to leak out the overflow?

I was going to replace the gas tank I took it off and then changed my mind but when I put it back on it started to leak fuel out the overflow what could cause this?

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Sticking float get a screw driver tap float bowl with handle gently

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SOURCE: Gas leaking heavily from overflow tubes.

Sounds like the float is sticking open on the carb and its draining. You can try taking the carb off and opening the bottom up and checking for anything that may be creating resistance.

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