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Under the carb is a metal bowl. This bowl houses the carbs float attached to a needle valve. This valve is probably stuck open due to corrosion or dirt blocking the opening. You can remove the bowl with a half inch wrench and lower the bowl from the carb. Let some gas flow out of the needle valve and work the float up and down to help clear out the obstruction.
Push up on the float and see if the fuel flow stops. If it does you can put the bowl back on and see if it stops flowing out the primer bulb.
If it is still flooding you probably need to replace the float, and needle and needle seat. These are pretty inexpensive you can order them online *(ebay might even have them!).
You might want to clean the main jet too. You should get this carbs diagram to show you where the main is located.
Posted on Jul 09, 2010
Testimonial: "Leaking stopped but mower still would not start. Soaked carb in Gunk & the bowl gasket stretched, have ordered an overhaul kit. Research showed the mower model as 917.377240 w/ motor 128602 0304 E1 w/ Walbro 214661 carb. Kit # 692703 or 792383 Thx"
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