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I have a Kohler Courage 19 on a Troy built lawn tractor. I smelled a strong gas odor the day after I used it. I drained the oil and found it had gas in it. Could it be the float stuck on the carb. and drained the gas through the cylinders or could it be something else? Whats my solution?

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Sounds like you are on the right track, I would replace the needle and seat and also check the roll over solenoid that is on bottum of float bowl, some times they go bad and do that. and they have also had issues with needle and seat not sealing,. some people have put shut off valves on their line and turn it off when not using hope this helps you, don't forget the thumbs up!

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  1. I work on lawnmowers is the carb type a dell Auto type a zenith style allem style carb check the brass seat for the needle is not blocked by foreign objects it will cause the needel not seat stopping the fuel .allowing this flooding the sump with fuel you found upon inspection two check the float needle it's self if it's been bent.or has a distortion of the tip

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