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I have fuel in with my oil on my ride on mower

We havent used it for a couple of years, pulled it out to do mainenance, drained oil and it has fuel in with it , how can this happen , how do i fix

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Are you sure it is gas and not water? If it is gas, then it has seeped past the needle valve in the carburator. The needle and seat are very inexpensive and fairly easy to replace.

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