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Happened to my Husky..Your mower is equipped with the EPA positive shutoff electrically operated valve on the bottom of the carb..it is designed to stop overflow of gas from the carb when the float sticks.. however when it fails the gas now flows back through the carb and into the cylinders and eventually filling up the crankcase and cylinders.. In stead of to the ground...You can replace it but eventually it will fail...the easiest and best fix is to put a easy to get to shut off valve between your tank and carb..When ever you shut your mower down for ANY reason turn off that valve before shutting it down..put mine on two years ago and hasn't failed me yet...Just need to remember never shut the mower down with out turning the gas flow off....NEVER....it may not fail but when you least expect it WALA oil in the gas...best is to shut the gas off and let it run for 20 seconds or so then shut the mower down..this assures no gas in the carb system cannot get into the oil...hope this helps pass it along to your friends as all newer motors are required to have them...good luck.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the little solenoid on the bottom of your carb is letting gas flow while it is not runnung.therfore gas gets into your oil.About an 80.00 part..or you could just turn your gas valve off when your done mowing.but still you would have to eventually replace that part.hope this helps
Posted on May 28, 2009
SOURCE: riding lawn mower keeps flooding
It sounds like the inlet needle seat is not closing all the way,allowing fuel to overfill the carburetor.The inlet needle seat may have dirt in it.You will have to remove the carburetor bowl and check for dirt or debris in bowl,if so remove the float assembly and check for a peice of dirt between the inlet needle and seat.If there is none you may have to replace the carburetor or rebuild it with a carburetor kit.You should also chang the engine oil because the overfilled carburetor drains to the crankcase,filling it with fuel,check the oil level and see if it is high,that would indicate fuel is in the oil.Hope this helps
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
First off, confirm that the tractor is in Neutral and the deck is not engaged. You also need to be on the seat, and in some cases your foot must be on the brake. Then try it.
If by "jump" you mean essentially connect one end of a jumper cable to the battery power coming to the solenoid, and the other end of the SAME jumper cable to the 6 gauge (+/-) wire on the other side of the solenoid that goes to the starter, and it cranks, this means one of two things.
More than likely it is the solenoid that is bad, but the only way to confirm this is to make certain that when you turn the key, it sends power to the small (18 gauge) wire on the solenoid. This is easy to check with a test light.
If power is goes to the solenoid when the key is turned, but the engine fails to crank then the solenoid is bad.
If no power is there, then the problem has something to do with either the ignition switch or ignition wiring, or more likely it is a failure of one of the safety switches, under the seat, transmission in gear, sometimes if the deck is engaged, or other.
One way to confirm that the problem is with a safety switch or ignition switch and rule out the solenoid would be to jump a wire directly from the positive terminal to the small wire on the solenoid that comes from the ignition. If this causes the engine to crank, then the solenoid is OK.
Posted on May 09, 2010
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