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I have a portable generator that is leaking fuel when I turn on the fuel valve to start it. Is this an easy fix?

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If the leak is: 1. in the fuel line it should be replaced. new lines with hose clamps. 2. If leak is from the carborator, the float may be stuck. Remove and inspect the float, being careful not to alter adjustments. Clean bowl with carb cleaner and replace. Be careful of the gasket installation. 3. The needle valve may need replacement. Check the tip for wear.
Alot of times somethig was in the tank and reached the needle and cleaning will solve the problem.

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