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Posted: 7/4/2012 4:23:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 4:25:40 PM EDT
[#1]
Carburetor sounds gummed up , fuel leak was a stuck float. Rebuild or replace as needed,

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Link Posted: 7/4/2012 4:26:54 PM EDT
[#2]
Either the float is cracked or the valve is stuck.

Run some B12 chemtool through it to clear up the surging
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 4:30:01 PM EDT
[#3]
You might try some Seafoam mixed with the gas.  The carb may be too fouled to avoid a rebuild, but I've had pretty good luck with Seafom and spray carb cleaner on carbs that were jacked up enough where the engine wouldn't even start.  You did drain any old gas and are using fresh fuel, right?
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 4:35:44 PM EDT
[#4]
Time to take the carb out and clean it.
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 4:37:41 PM EDT
[#5]
clean the gunk out of float bowl, needle valve, pilot jet, and try to  make sure the float is free to swing.
 Fresh  gasoline with a dash of Chemtool B12, maybe a new spark plug for good measure, and run it with a load for an  hour or so, electric heater, fridge, freezer.. whatever it takes to get it good and warmed up.
   try to run it at least every 3 or 4 months, they HATE sitting.
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 4:38:37 PM EDT
[#6]
Save yourself a lot of time and do what whiskerz's recommends. Start with a cleaning of the bowel and jets first.




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Carburetor sounds gummed up , fuel leak was a stuck float. Rebuild or replace as needed,





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Link Posted: 7/4/2012 4:42:19 PM EDT
[#7]
Pull the carb and clean it. You can run all the seafoam/chemtool/summers eve/any other "miracle in a bottle" crap thru it you want and it still won't be clean. Do it right the first time.

Fullpower, whiskerz, progun, and warrior have it right.
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 4:48:34 PM EDT
[#8]
Don't need to pull the entire carb, just the float bowl, needle and float, and jet on top. Let soak in carb cleaner, do NOT put any rubber bits like the lip seal in the cleaner or it'll eat it. Use a small copper wire [I use dental drills] to clean the base screw holes out and the holes in the jet screw. Put the nozzle hose on the float needle hole and [watch your eyes] spray it out and then let some gas trickle thru the hose to flush anything out that may be back in a ways. reassemble, fire up, all will be fine.
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 4:54:31 PM EDT
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