Carb flooding help

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bligh61, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. bligh61

    bligh61 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 239

    Kohler 14hp on a scag 48". She was hard starting this spring, but got it running with some starting fluid. Now the carb is filling with gas and dripping out the vent tube when the mower isnt running. Any ideas how to fix or causes. thanks
  2. freddyc

    freddyc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 578

    You need a new float needle seat, ----that or the needle--in either case, get a re-build.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,204

    I don't know 14hp is like 15hp but if it is you can only replace the needle and that may do it. Get a carb kit. In 4 situations I have had over the last two years I had to get a new $70 carb because apparently the seat is pitted. Good carbs from Mexico on Kohler now.
  4. bligh61

    bligh61 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 239

    does anyone have a breakdown of carb, or how do i get to the float and needle valve?
  5. rclopez1118

    rclopez1118 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Clean out the carb...may have varnish in it causing the needle to stick. Check the Kohler web enter as guest.

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