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Old 11-26-2021, 10:50 AM
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They usually have plastic fuel tanks that are 2 pieces (top & bottom) joined together.
Mine developed a hairline split at the seam producing a barely noticeable leak.
I tried all kinds of sealants to stop it from leaking, nothing seems to want to adhere to that plastic for very long, then it starts leaking again.
Now I just put enough gas in to do the job and run it dry.
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Old 11-27-2021, 09:14 AM
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They usually have plastic fuel tanks that are 2 pieces (top & bottom) joined together.
Mine developed a hairline split at the seam producing a barely noticeable leak.
I tried all kinds of sealants to stop it from leaking, nothing seems to want to adhere to that plastic for very long, then it starts leaking again.
Now I just put enough gas in to do the job and run it dry.
Smart idea
They don't get used that much anyway,(At-least not by me).

Seal-All is the only thing I have found that will last a few years on gas leaks.
It does better on a rough surface though.

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Old 11-27-2021, 01:25 PM
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Found out it was leaking out the drain on the carb bowl. And I found traces of gas around the air cleaner gasket. I replaced both the bowl gasket and drain gasket, as well as the gasket on the air cleaner and intake side. Cleaned the carb as well since I had it apart. Fired it up and it did drip a bit around the bowl drain at first but it stopped dripping after a few mins of runtime.

It still shuts off after spraying for a few mins though, but it will crank right back up again. Not sure if it's some kind of back pressure build up or something else...
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Old 11-27-2021, 04:17 PM
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I guess I may just hafta replace the carb on it since it started dripping out the bowl drain again, even though I replaced that gasket. The needle must not be sealing all the way causing gas to overfill the bowl.

At least after this all of my equipment will have new carbs lol
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Old 12-01-2021, 11:11 AM
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I couldn't find a cheap china carb for this model (like I did for my generator and walk-behind trimmer) and I really don't wanna pay $50 for the OEM one. So I got an OEM kit and rebuilt it. I replaced everything except the welch plugs.

I can see it shooting gas into the carb throat when I prime it, but it won't run for more than a second. It's like it's burning off the gas from the primer and not sucking more through.

And then the pull cord snapped so I can't work on it anymore until I replace that. I'm about done with this thing
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I guess I may just hafta replace the carb on it since it started dripping out the bowl drain again, even though I replaced that gasket. The needle must not be sealing all the way causing gas to overfill the bowl.

At least after this all of my equipment will have new carbs lol
sounds like the float is not set correctly. Or float is faulty "has crack or hole in it keeping it down allowing fuel to flow"
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