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40 yr old Ariens 7hp has gas pouring from carb...

Fired it up this AM and ended up with a puddle on the floor. The card was replaced about 5 years ago so it's no ancient! Gas appears to be leaking from the vent hole.

I'm assuming something is clogged???

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"clogged" isnt the right word.."stuck" is the word.
the float is stuck.
it's sticky, because of bad gas..
poor quality gas these days, and ethanol in the gas, makes this problem fairly common.

the carb needs to be cleaned, and that will fix the problem.

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Thanks Scott, it's on my workbench now!
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Scott - That was it. Purrs like a kitten now!!

Thank You!
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Usually you can tap on the side of the bowl and knock it loose. When the stuff in the bottom of the bowl gets sticky, the float glues itself to the bottom of the bowl.
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Scott - That was it. Purrs like a kitten now!!

Thank You!
excellent, glad to hear it!
I had to do this with my '71 Ariens too..gas leaking out the carb bowl, same problem..

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Had the opposite problem with an outboard this summer. The float/needle was stuck shut and the carb was empty. Had to do an entire fishing trip with just the electric trolling motor that day.
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