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12.5 hp murray tractor while running started to mis-fire then large puff of smoke out of muffler. wont re-start gas smell in oil all remainder of gas leaked out of tank overnight!

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Sounds like you have dirt in your float bowl or your float needle and seat are worn out. Pull off the float bowl and look for contamination, remove the float and see if it is full of gas (it should NOT be) and check the float needle to see if it is grooved, cracked or badly worn. Be sure you change your oil as it has gas in it!!!

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