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Sears craftsman gas edger model # 536772210

Gasoline is leaking thru the air filter

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  • buggos Jan 25, 2009

    I have a 556 797460 Edger and it's doing the same. Help

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    gas leaking out of carberator into air filter om craftman sears edger

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SOURCE: Craftsman Edger 536-797520 is leaking gas from the air filter

The needle valve is sticking open. The carb needs cleaning and diaphragm replaced. Probably best taken to a shop unless you have experience with diaphragm carburetors. Dwain

Posted on May 27, 2009

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