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Petrol leak exhaust

Hi while trying to start my husky saw petrol comes out of the exhaust hope you can help
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The unit is flooded...pull the spark plug and turn the unit over a few times to help dry it out.problem is that the crank case is also full of fuel.you can turn the unit upside down for a day to help the fuel out.install new spark plug,don't choke it,pull the trigger to full throttle pull the recoil ten times this will pull the fuel up to top of cylinder.remove spark plug pull a couple times and reinstall the spark plug.start the unit. if the unit floods again you have carb troubles.the needle is stuck open letting in too much fuel and it needs to be replaced.let me know if this helped.

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