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The float is stuck in the closed position. Remove the float bowl on the bottom of the carb and spray carb cleaner at th float needle. Gently lift the float upward then let it drop. Repeat this several times until the fuel flows when the float is dropped and stops when the float us lifted upward. Please rate my answer. Thanks! Below is a generic diagram. BIKE WONT START FUEL STUCK - tombones49_13.gif

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Hi. I have a Kawasaki zzr400. Had the carbs set. Now bike does not start. Sounds like no fuel going through. What might it be.


Hi, Anonymous always check fuel flow first to isolate the problem area otherwise the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. Fuel cap or fuel tank not venting properly.
3. Fuel filter clogged with rust or dirt.
4. Fuel valve/petcock not in the on or reserve position.
5. Vacuum line to fuel valve cracked, broken, pinched, or missing*
6. Fuel valve/petcock clogged or diaphragm cracked, cut or torn*
7. Fuel line from the fuel valve to the carburetor or fuel pump clogged, cracked, pinched, bent, broken, or missing.
8. Fuel pump not working*
9. Fuel line touching cylinder or head causing fuel to boil and vapor lock, repair by rerouting and wrapping line with convoluted tubing.
10. Carburetor inlet clogged.
11. Carburetor float or needle and seat stuck.
12. Carburetor not venting properly overflow line or bowl fitting clogged, pinched, or bent.
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Fuel inlet to float bowls won't allow fuel to enter


Hi, Tony always check fuel flow first to isolate the problem area otherwise the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. Fuel cap or fuel tank not venting properly.
3. Fuel filter clogged with rust or dirt.
4. Fuel valve/petcock not in the on or reserve position.
5. Vacuum line to fuel valve cracked, broken, pinched, or missing*
6. Fuel valve/petcock clogged or diaphragm cracked, cut or torn*
7. Fuel line from the fuel valve to the carburetor or fuel pump clogged, cracked, pinched, bent, broken, or missing.
8. Fuel pump not working*
9. Fuel line touching cylinder or head causing fuel to boil and vapor lock, repair by rerouting and wrapping line with convoluted tubing.
10. Carburetor inlet clogged.
11. Carburetor float or needle and seat stuck.
12. Carburetor not venting properly overflow line or bowl fitting clogged, pinched, or bent.
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If this is an OHV (overhead valve engine) it will likely have a fuel pump attached to the valve cover.

Remove hose from inlet side of pump and confirm fuel will flow from tank through inline filter. If OK then we need to check the pump. If not check for cracked hose or broken fitting at the tank.

Disconnect hose at carburetor and reconnect hose at inlet side at pump.

Connect a hose to hose removed from carburetor. Prepare a container to catch gas.Crank engine. If Joy and gas is pumping out then one of two conditions are true.

The needle valve that allows fuel to enter carburetor is stuck closed or carburetor is fouled from residue left over after previous operation.

Hope this helps?
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Remove the float bowl from the carburetor and check to make sure the float needle valve is not stuck in the closed position or clogged. If it's stuck or clogged, the bowl won't fill and fuel will never make it to the combustion chamber.... IT WON'T RUN!!! LOL!!! Good luck! Hope I was able to help. Bill

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Sounds like the inlet needle in the carburetor is stuck open. If you are lucky, you can give the carburetor a few taps near the fuel inlet area. (A few taps doesn't mean hitting it with a sledge hammer.) If that doesn't work, remove the fuel supply line from the carburetor and give the fuel inlet on the carburetor a shot of compressed air.
If the problem still persists, you need to replace the carburetor inlet needle and seat and be sure the float level is correct. I am assuming that you have not had the carburetor off and have not changed the carburetor float level.

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2003 Kawasaki KX 125 carburetor not getting fuel


Hi, Anonymous you need to locate the fuel flow origin first to isolate the problem area otherwise the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. Fuel cap or fuel tank not venting properly.
3. Fuel filter clogged with rust or dirt.
4. Fuel valve not in the on or reserve position.
5. Vacuum line to fuel valve cracked, broken, pinched, or missing.
6. Fuel valve/petcock clogged or diaphragm cracked, cut or torn.
7. Fuel line from the fuel valve to the carburetor or fuel pump clogged, cracked, pinched, bent, broken, or missing.
8. Fuel pump not working.
9. Fuel line touching cylinder or head causing fuel to boil and vapor lock, repair by rerouting and wrapping line with convoluted tubing.
10. Carburetor inlet clogged.
11. Carburetor float or needle and seat stuck.
12. Carburetor not venting properly overflow line or bowl fitting clogged, pinched, or bent.
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Hi, Mark and the usual suspects are:
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2. Air fuel mixture adjustment too lean.
3. Pilot jet clogged.
4. Faulty accelerator pump.
5. Float level too low.
6. Float bowl contaminated old fuel, water, dirt, rust, etc.
7. Float bowl vent or overflow tube clogged.
8. Fuel flow to carburetor restricted.
9. Intake manifold leak.
10. The gas cap is not venting properly or fuel tank venting system blocked.
11. Vacuum line from intake manifold to petcock broken, cracked, or not attached, carburetor vent line plugged.
12. Needle and seat stuck closed in the float bowl.
13. Multi carburetors not in sync.
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Hi I have a 110 pit bike it starts first kick but fuel dribbles out from the over flow pipe at the bottom of the engine also plug gets black after every ride any ideas


Hi tim laura...
You have some trash/debris in your carburetor inlet valve.
It is not allowing the needle to make a complete seal and this is allowing the carburetor to over fill and flow out of the over flow pipe.
Clean your carburetor and check your tank for debris/trash also to stop this from happening again.
You may even put a filter in the line from the fuel tank on the bike to the carburetor.
Once you have your carburetor cleaned that should solve your overflow problem.
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Bike starts ok. then I get gas pouring out of where my air filter is and the bike stops.


There is a float system in the carburetor that acts like a shut off when the carburetor has enough fuel in the float bowl. Fuel flows through the inlet through a needle and seat (float valve) to fill the bowl, when the needle and seat gets worn enough, fuel will seep past the needle even if there is plenty of fuel in the bowl. The fuel will leak into the air cleaner as well as the cylinder. Check the oil level on the bike as well, excess fuel will run into your crankcase.

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I have a gvc 160 honda motor on a troybuilt lawnmower. It is brand new. Went to start it for the first time and it shoots gas out of muffler and wont start,


Hi rick2624...
You have a stuck fuel inlet needle valve and it is allowing gas to flow thru the carburetor right into the cylinder and out your muffler.
You have a choice to make...
1. Remove the carburetor and clean it of the trash/debris around the needle.
2. Tap the carburetor with a small hammer around the bowl area and sometimes this will free a stuck needle valve.
3. Return the mower to the dealer you bought it from if still under warrenty.
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