View Full Version : Briggs Carb Problem

05-29-2007, 02:40 PM
Here is what I got. Model 461707, Type 0143, Code 00111458. When I start the engine I am getting gas coming out of two little holes that are in the top of the carb. When the pan that the air filter sits in is ontop of the carb I am getting gas in the pan that the air filter sits in. I thought that the float needle was not sealing so I put a new needle in and still have this problem.Any ideas? Thanks---Ben

05-29-2007, 05:20 PM
Check The Float Level And Make Sure Theres Not Any Trash In The Bowl If There Is You Could Have Something Keeping The Needle From Shutting Properly

05-29-2007, 11:12 PM
EMT is right checking float level. Holding the top of the carb. up side down the float should be just a little higher than level. Also take the float in one finger and your thumb and shake it briskly, If it has a pin hole in it you will feel fuel inside and needs replacing.

05-30-2007, 10:37 AM
The float is plastic and I don't think there is any way to adjust it that I know of. When I turn the carb upside down the float is below level and rests on the gasket. also it didn't have a float valve needle seat. Is that right? Thanks--Ben

Bill Kapaun
05-30-2007, 11:47 AM
It should have a seat. You can get an IPL at the link and see it.
It looks like you can buy just the needle & seat kit, PN 394682


06-01-2007, 12:17 PM
Thanks for the help guys. The needle that came in the carb kit was wrong. As soon as I put the old needle back in the problem was solved. They looked the same but when I put the new one in the float was below level and was resting on the carb body. With the old one the float stayed level. Thanks you guys are awsome!