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How do I drain gas in a craftsman riding mower carburetor

How do I drain carberator on 18 horse motor

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  • JamesDias Feb 16, 2012

    e is a electric wire conected to carberator

  • JamesDias Feb 16, 2012

    Can I unscrew the electric terminal from carberator to let gas out



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On bottom of carb is fuel solenoid, unscrew and the gas. May to unhook wire to it.

Posted on Feb 16, 2012


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carb. float stuck open
Need to remove carb. replace float needle valve and possibly the needle valve seat,
change your oil also
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Also, unplug the wires connected to the bottom of the float-bowl. Just wiggle the plug loose off the bottom of the bowl.
These are 12 volt powered when the ignition is on. Put your key in the ignition and turn it to ON. * DO NOT ATTEMPT TO START THE MOWER.*
With the key in the ON position, use a volt meter and test for 12 Volts
to the terminals of the plug. The Grey is Positive and the Black is Ground.
You should see 12 volts to this connection which powers the Fuel Shut-off solenoid. This solenoid shuts off fuel when you turn off your mower to prevent backfires (IMO-doesnt work!) If you dont see 12 volts, check the plug on the opposite side of your mower where the Grey and Black wires go to. We have had several of these connections fail due to corrosion (needs di-electric grease-Craftsman...are you listening?) Disconnect the plug and see which pins feed the Grey wire. Now test for 12 volts at the plug on the side that leads back up to the ignition switch. If you see 12 volts you know you have the same corrosion problem. Clean the pins, if you have it, a shot of di-electric grease so it wont happen again and reconnect. Test at the float-bowl connector now. Hopefully you will see 12 volts and are all set. If no voltage is at the ignition switch side of the connector you need to test the ignition switch. I believe most mowers will use a Red wire down to the connection we checked and follow that wire to the ignition switch. Tap the wire close to the switch and test for voltage. If you have voltage you know there is a break in the wire leading to the connector. If no voltage is present at the output of the ignition switch it may be time for a new one. You could test all the wires of the ignition switch for another wire that has 12 volts when the ignition is on and simply place a jumper between that wire and the Red feed wire for the solenoid. Of course this is a last resort but should work in a pinch. Good luck.

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SOURCE: Adjusting a craftsman dlt 3000 riding mower

assuming that you are working on a briggs engine? regardless of make what the problem is that the needle and seat inside the carb is not sealing off the fuel flow from the fuel pump/fuel tank or both......gravity feed fuel systems are the worst about flooding, the only fix will be a carburetor repair with needle and seat replacement

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Ok, so your not getting gas to carberator, or thru the carberator. Disconnect gas line from carberator, if gas is present thru fuel line, you have a carberator problem. Your rather meger with your mower information so this is all i can tell you. Wish i could be of more help.

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