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Gas pouring out of air filter

Lawn mower stored 4 years. poured gas in tank and when I pulled cord to crank gas poured out of air filter

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  • hawksbrother Apr 05, 2009

    Wouldn't start, after many attempts gas started to pour from the air cleaner continued untill tank was empty.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    When cold, will not start with normal pull. To start, remove plug, pour gas into cyclinder, replace plug start. Will then run normal.

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Carb is gummed up from the old fuel turning to varnish and clogging the jets. while trying to start, its trying to inject fuel, but its clogged and taking the path of least resistance (coming out the air filter).

you'll need to drain the gas tank and remove the carb to clean it out. if unfamiliar or uncomfortable doing this, then take it to someone to do a carb cleaning.

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The float needle in carb is stuck

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