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Old 02-15-2014, 04:55 PM
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My carb seems to be flooding the engine.When the engine is stopped the gas pours out the carb.I've taken the carb apart and cleaned but found that the float has gas in it,could this be the problem?Thanks
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:02 PM
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found that the float has gas in it,could this be the problem?

Yep that would do it.
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That's it. Sometimes the float will develop a pinhole, fills up with fuel, and cannot float.

Seen that a few times, but not really often.
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Any way for a quick fix on the pin hole or should I look for another float.Thanks
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A possible fix

Get a package of that "gas tank repair epoxy" and mix it up, and put the very smallest dab on the pin hole, just enough to seal the leak. If you use too much, the float will be too heavy to work properly.

I told one Guy about this repair a long time back, but he didn't drain the float BEFORE applying the epoxy, then complained I gave him bad advice about carb repair.

Sheeeeeeeesh...some people should not touch engines, except to use them for the intended purpose.
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I think it should be soldered, but if there is one hole there may be more about to emerge. A float is not that expensive.
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Kostendorf has a good suggestion, too. Float could be soldered, depending on what it is made from.

The best fix is to replace the float, but if you can't find a float you have a couple of alternate ways to fix it.
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