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Carburetor Leaking

Was working on my 1027LE this weekend and split the blower apart. I moved the engine section aside and placed it back on it's handles. I started smelling gas and noticed that the carburetor was leaking. I stood it back upright, cleaned up the gas. I tried laying the section on the floor again and of course it started leaking right away again. Is it normal for the carburetor if not upright or is there something else going on here? There is no leak with the engine is upright.
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That is normal. The float has to be kept relatively level to work properly. Since yours wasn't it wasn't closing the flow of gas off from the tank. Also, the carb and tank have several vents in them so if the gas is tipped higher than the vent it will leak from there. Best to turn off a fuel shutoff valve and run the carb dry before working on things. Even better if the tank can be empty as well, but as long as you keep the fuel level below the fill cap you are good.

If you try to start it soon you will probably find the engine flooded so don't be alarmed if it takes a few tries to start once you put things back together.

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Thanks for the reply. This is a relief. With all the other issues I'm facing with the snowblower the last thing I wanted was to have to repair the carb as well. Thanks for tip on running the carb dry as well, I do have a shutoff valve and makes total sense.

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I like to use an adjustable bar or pipe clamp as a kickstand for the tractor section. It also makes reconnecting things a little easier.

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