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First of all i hope u have a gas shutoff to the carb from the tank. If that float needle valve is not closing, the gas can make it all the way to the crankcase through the valve ports and get to the engine oil. Shut off the gss supply to the carb. or if no shutoff is on the machine, undue a line and plug it with something. U may be able to drop the carb. bulb off (bottom of carb.) by not removing the carb. from the engine.
If so, take the (usually four screws) out on the top of the carb. that looks like they hold the bulb on. The bottom should drop off and the float will be exposed. Be careful with the gasket between the two pcs.
Now check your float, that's all u ask for.


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