Question about Garden
I usually can't turn by hand. I have seen it leaking gas. Today I pulled the spark plug and quite a bit of gas came out. I put it back in and it started. It has been doing this for a while. Sometimes it turns and starts fine. Then the next time it won't turn. I got a battery first and it started. A few days later same thing, won't turn. Checked the solenoid, it was fine. I got under it and turned the engine by hand a few times and it started. Went out yesterday and it was leaking gas. Then it stopped leaking gas after awhile. Went out today and pulled the starter loose and it spins with the key. Pulled the plug and gas shot out the housing. I also noticed considerable gas laying in the air filter. Put the plug back in and it started but still seemed to have to much gas in cylinder. Ran rough for a few seconds then smoothed out and it started 4 or 5 times with no problems. Anyone got any ideas about this kind of problems. Tractor was new in 2010.
The float needle in the carburetor is not closing which will allow gas to keep filling up into the cylinder and compression is blowing it up to the air filter.
There could be dirt or a build up ring around the needle of a jelly like material from sitting through the winter or just a build up over a long time
Cleaning the float needle may work but a new one is better
Posted on Dec 27, 2013
Testimonial: "Thanks for the info. Would the fuel buildup cause the engine not to turn when trying to start? Would a faulty fuel solenoid cause this? Thanks so much, I've been going round and round with this for about a month or so. I plow snow with it and it seems like every time I need it I have to work on it for a while. I just hate to take it in, it costs so much for them to look at it. Thanks, I'm going to try it."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It is time to rebuild your carburetor paying special attention to the float and seat.
Gasket set is about $30 delivered and gallon can of gunk carb cleaner with a parts basket is $21 at kragen auto parts. takes about two to three hours. Or you can but a new carb for about $150.
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
SOURCE: Engine stalls
DId you remove the existing gas or just topped it off? If you topped it off, I would dump the fuel and replace the fuel filter, after that I would clean the carb (Spray cleaner).
Posted on May 20, 2009
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