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SOURCE: Engine stalling due to too much fuel. Fuel in crankcase.

This is a common problem. The needle & seat in the carby is leaking. When the fuel level in the carby raises,the floats also raise & pushes the needle into the seat & shuts off the fuel. Then as fuel is consumed by the engine the float drops,lowers the float & needle & lets more fuel in. This is how the float/needle/seat controls the fuel level in the carby.
Follow these steps

  1. Turn off the fuel tap
  2. Remove the carby bowl. You should be able to do this on the mower(you don't have to pull the carby off).
  3. You will see the float hanging down.
  4. Turn on the fuel tap, see fuel coming out,push up the float gently untill it seats.
  5. See that the fuel stops flowing.
  6. If it doesn't stop flowing you will have to pull the float off(held in place by a small pivot pin) & the needle.(be carefull not to drop the needle).Clean & inspect the needle & also clean the seat. Compressed air is the best for doing this(wear safety glasses as you don't want fuel in your eyes).Drop the float in a small container of fuel & see that it floats(& dosn't sink)Alternatively you can shake the float to see if you can hear fuel inside it.
  7. Re-fit the needle & float & follow steps 4&5
If it still leaks you'll have to fit a new needle & seat.If the float sank you'll have to replace it.
once you've got the float/needle&seat working right,reassemble it & away you go.
Also check the fuel filter,fuel hose&fuel tank are clean.
Also dont forget to put in new oil in the engine.
Also make a habbit of turning the fuel off after use. This will help to stop the fuel from filling the crankcase again.

Hope this helps
Regards Andrew Porrelli

Posted on Dec 05, 2009

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SOURCE: oil in crankcase is excessivley cantaminated w/ fuel

u have a cracked case basicly u are screwed there is no fixing it

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