Question about Garden

1 Answer

I have a JCB 5.5HP which has started leaking petrol badly through the carb. I have checked the float and needle which seem to be working ok. It really does flow out both when I get it started and when it is left standing with no engine running. Any ideas would be appreciated as befor this happened it was a really good mower. The machine is only 2 years old.

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Leaking petrol

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 12,061 Answers

The ONLY way IN for fuel is the Float Valve, Now if petrol is coming out of the float bowl, then, the Valve must be faulty OR the Float mechanism, or spring, itself.

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Ses doo 2013 grx limited 260 wont start Why


The internal combustion engine is quite simple. All you need for it to run is compression, fuel & a spark to ignite it. I'm not saying it'll do 40 MPH but it should start & run. If it doesn't then one of the 3 elements is missing.
You need the following - sounds stupid but it wont work if one of these is missing.
1. PETROL - fill the tank to be sure. If its a 4 stroke just petrol. If its a 2 stroke petrol & 2 stroke oil mixed or top up 2 stroke oil tank.
2. Fully charged BATTERY. Clean connectors on battery tops
3. a SPARK at spark plugs. Clean them while they are out. If no spark look for dodgy coils, plugs, HT leads, triggers.
Look for air leaks in fuel line - if bulb does not go hard you got an air leak. Does it smell of petrol? check for leaks in fuel line & around carbs, look for perished fuel line, loose clamps or if they are jubilee clips, they could be too tight, crushing the anti-syphon valves at the primer bulb. loosen them until squeezing the bulb scoots fuel out then re-tighten JUST enough to stop fuel leaking.
Does it turn over? - then battery ok & not seized
Does the choke operate? operate lever & confirm things turn properly on carbs.
Once its started you can fine tune it but it needs to start first!!

Jun 10, 2014 | Boating

1 Answer

Jcb strimmer plt 25f


If there is a spark at the plug, and the plug gets wet with fuel after pulling, the remove the muffler and check the condition of the piston through the open exhaust port, if there is any signs of scuffing then the motor has seized and will require stripping down, if the piston looks good, check the fly wheel key has not part sheared, they are usually alloy and part of the flywheel itself.

Jun 02, 2013 | Garden

1 Answer

Ran out of petrol started shaking and cutting out now wont start at all


you have probably got a blockage in either the fuel filter or carb,so first check filter,if ok check carb.take fuel line of carb turn engine over see if fuel comes out if it does then filter ok if not change filter,

Dec 28, 2011 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Petrol leak


check your fuel pipe is on right and hasn't got a hole in it .

Oct 25, 2009 | 2002 KTM SX 125

1 Answer

Trouble starting


you may have an air leak in the petrol line, probably where the fuel pump was changed.
the car won't srpay out petrol some time's but overnight the vacum in the fuel line ****'s air in & the system is not primed.
The only way you can check this is by priming the rail first thing in the morning by turning the ignition key to the point just before starting & you should hear the fuel pump run for about 4 second's then turn off the ignotion, wait for a few sec's & turn the key to same position, it will prime again.
Do that a few times & check for petrol leak's as the fuel will run back to the tank via a pressure valve, If you see a leak then you've found where the air is getting back in if there is no leaking but the engine start's then you will have to go over all the hose clip's in the petrol system.
If not that then get back to me !

Sep 21, 2009 | 1995 Dodge Ram

1 Answer

Petrol leaking out of overflow


sounds like the float is stuck,inside the carb.try tapping on it with something or hold the front brake and bounce the front end,if that fixes it ,its only temparary,need new carb ki ,installed

Sep 21, 2009 | 1999 Honda CBR 600 F(4)X

1 Answer

91Mazda 626 dies suddenly after 10 minutes running fine


I had the same,drove me nuts,made sure of fuel and spark(about 10 times),all good.anyway after it stopped looked under bonnet to find petrol coming out of carb,(didn't notice this before because the petrol had evaporated by the time i looked).took carb apart ,cleaned and checked jets,all resonable.Then i looked at the float seemed good but checked by putting into boiling water only to find small bubbles coming out of the float !!!!! thus float not floating right, too much petrol and flooding and then stopping.But let it cool down and everything sorts itself out and your good for another 10 minutes.You can check for air leeks by spraying wd40 around suspected areas and looking for bubbles.am no expert but hope this helps.
In short air leaks bad. Float not floating bad.

Apr 05, 2009 | 2000 Mazda 626

1 Answer

JCB LS45 lawnmower - 2 stroke or unleaded petrol??


JCB LS45 specs Manufacturer: JCB
Blade Length in cm: 42 cm
Blade Width in cm: 40 - 44 cm
Cutting Width in cm: 42 cm
Electric Start: with Electric Start
Grass Collection Bin: Back
Horse Power: 3.5 hp
Mowing System: Rotary
Power Supply: Petrol 2 Stroke
Type: Walk behind mower

Apr 04, 2009 | Garden

2 Answers

Carburator leaking gas out of over flow tube


Sounds like a stuck float. try gently tapping on side of carb near bottom where float assembly is located to see if it frees up if it doesn't you will need to remove and clean your carb and check your float adj.

Dec 28, 2008 | 2005 Yamaha TT-R 125 L

1 Answer

Leaking petrol


Hi bob

Below the carb there are towards the cilinder:a gasket,a plastik suport and another gasket.Check the gaskets from there.Also the 2 bolts of the carb should to be tightened.

cheers savumihai71

Dec 13, 2008 | Husqvarna Chain Saw 20" Bar

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garden Logo

Related Topics:

194 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Garden Experts

Dennis Key
Dennis Key

Level 3 Expert

2475 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

10993 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75005 Answers

Are you a Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...