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I am not getting fuel to the carb. I have taken bolt out of bottom of bowl and there is no fuel coming out. I am getting gas at the end of gas line that is hooked to carb. Any advice?

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  • mc_magic_mik May 20, 2009

    Yes that was the problem, needle valve was lodged causing the float to be stuck.



    Thank You for your help in this manner.

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Sounds like needle is stuck. Remove the bowl and see if float is hanging down or staying level. Needle is at top of float. There is a pin holding float to carburetor. Remove the float before trying to dislodge the needle.

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