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Help!!! Snowpocalypse II is almost here!

Okay, I fired up my recently new hydro-Pro this evening after sitting all summer. I purchased it new March of 2014. Ran great in 2015. Presently has 12.5 hours on it.

This evening I filled the tank and started it. It started no problem but it does have a fuel leak at the carburetor. It appears to be coming from the square duct that drops below the carburetor. Attached is a picture showing the area I think it is coming from.

Please note that it only stops leaking when I turn the fuel valve off.

Does anybody have any idea what is going on?

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Sounds like a float valve problem. The round bowl in the lower right has the float valve in it. I would leave the fuel off, unscrew that drain bolt over a can, and poke up in there with a paperclip to move the float up and down a bit, then re-assemble and test it. If that doesn't work, you can shut the gas off again and remove the bolt in the center of that bowl and work on the float valve, cleaning out anything holding it open.

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I had a gas leak due to a sticky carb float..
I sucessfully fixed it using seafoam..

(I should note I cant be 100% sure it was the seafoam that un-stuck it! it *might* have been something else..but I am 99% convinced it was the seafoam that un-stuck it)

my seafoam story:

http://gold.mylargescale.com/scottyc...html#question4

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Sounds like a float valve problem. The round bowl in the lower right has the float valve in it. I would leave the fuel off, unscrew that drain bolt over a can, and poke up in there with a paperclip to move the float up and down a bit, then re-assemble and test it. If that doesn't work, you can shut the gas off again and remove the bolt in the center of that bowl and work on the float valve, cleaning out anything holding it open.

Thanks nt40lanman,

That did the trick! It took longer to write the post than fix it.

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Another suggestion, shut the machine down (for the night,week, month) with the fuel shut off. Use the kill switch when you want to go warm up, grab a refreshment, or go inside to take care of business.

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Another suggestion, shut the machine down (for the night,week, month) with the fuel shut off. Use the kill switch when you want to go warm up, grab a refreshment, or go inside to take care of business.
This is how I shut mine down too, closing the fuel shutoff and letting it run until it dies. I also always add stabilizer to my gas, even in the middle of the season.

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Thanks nt40lanman,

That did the trick! It took longer to write the post than fix it.

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