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When i turn my gas line on for the generator gas pours out of the carburetor and into my air filter box there is no stop to the amount of gas getting into the carburetor

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Tap lightly with hammer on carb hard enough to move it not to kill it

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Check you "Float & Valve" in the carburettor.

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