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Old 06-23-2012, 05:39 PM
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lawn-boy #2 that leaks. what gives

this is the second lawn boy i owned. the first did the same thing.

it leaks gas from carb when off.


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the first mower i took carb apart and blew it out a little and it did the same thing.

it has the plastic carb on it
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:46 PM
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is this norml?

does it just need a good cleaning? or should i order this? http://www.ebay.com/itm/FLOAT-VALVE-...item1e6e976338
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:11 PM
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http://www.wiseequipment.net/pages/O...80620066-00032

You didn't post any model numbers, but from the picture of your unit, the link below may suffice. Go to LB'S site and search for parts for your carb to satisfy yourself on part numbers.

Replace needle/seat, bowl gasket and cork float. Quite frequently, the float will swell sufficiently that it hits the carb body before the inlet needle can close.

This link is for a model 5253 from 1985 but I'm relatively sure that the parts numbers for those parts will be the same.

http://www.wiseequipment.net/pages/O...80620066-00032
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:23 PM
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have model 7268
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Add an in-line fuel shutoff valve.
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:16 PM
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Add an in-line fuel shutoff valve.
there is a shut off valve it. comes stock.

i want to fix the problem.

can the needle and seat really go bad? it made out of solid brass?

i can see if the float would maybe go bad???
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