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Ariens zoom 42 mower keeps flooding with gas, why or what is the possible cause to this? We have removed the carbuetor and cleaned it out (even though it was not dirty) and replaced the spark plug.

Arienz Zoom 42 and has a briggs and Stratton intek ohv engine. Just runs for a minute and is getting too much fuel.

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SOURCE: Briggs & Stratton Briggs Stratton Intek V -

these are common for doing this ,if you dont want to pull it down and hone the cyl. then i would use a heavier oil say 20w/50and that will probabley solve your problem

Posted on Oct 25, 2009



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SOURCE: we have 42'' Yard Man riding lawn mower need to how to change oil

it's a square head pipe plug @ base of eng. either right or left side of machine may also have a quik change fitting instead its black plastic w/ yellow cap

Posted on Apr 12, 2010

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SOURCE: what would make gas flow out of the spark plug hole on a briggs and stratton 18hp ohv intek?

If you are getting that much gas out of the cylinder you most likely have a stuck fuel float valve or the float itself is damaged in the carburator. Make sure you check your crankcase for gas also, usually when a float valve sticks it also fills up the crankcase with gas. Hopefully you just have some debris caught between the needle valve and seat that can be blown out. If not replacing the needle valve and seat or float is relatively inexpensive.

Posted on Mar 02, 2012

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SOURCE: Ariens 1640 Zoom Riding Mower with Briggs & Stratton engine smoking

check to see if the oil smells like gas the needle valves go bad in the carb and gas over flows into the crank case also the head gaskets go bad and **** the oil from the crank case

Posted on May 10, 2012

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