My Craftsman with 6.5 Poop & Crappin (Briggs & Stratton) is leaking gas... - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 09-20-2016, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 93
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 3
My Craftsman with 6.5 Poop & Crappin (Briggs & Stratton) is leaking gas...

A little aggravated to all of sudden smell gasoline inside the house. My garage is attached to the house. I just picked this up second hand and got it running.

I think it's the carb float and needle. I ruled out the bowl, gasket, fuel screw and gasket as well due to the fact when I dropped the bowl it was full of fuel.

The float is in great shape with no leaks, there is no corrosion on the needle. IT RUNS LIKE A CHAMP. It's hard for me to tell if there is O ring where the needle valve goes.

This is my first Briggs and Stratton and my last. They want $60 for a carb compared to Off brand tecumsahs. Am I on the right track about needle or do I need to look elsewhere
Foreverfalcon40 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 09-20-2016, 09:00 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,585
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 3
Thanks (Received): 158
Likes (Given): 95
Likes (Received): 302
Easy answer is something may be stuck in the inlet to needle seating area. Requires inspection and cleaning, but easy and cheap. More expensive and likely:
Pull the bowl and manual move the float, with fuel on, until it stops fuel.
If it's a plastic float, check to make sure it moves to level with the carb body at full up position (if still on the machine). If goes past level with the carb body the needle clip is warped. If you have a rubber tipped needle, you likely need a new brass seat, common problem on Briggs.

You should also check your oil level/smell for fuel in the crankcase

Last edited by jtclays; 09-20-2016 at 09:24 PM.
jtclays is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes Toro-8-2-4 liked this post
post #3 of 3 Old 09-21-2016, 12:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 720
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 52
Thanks (Received): 53
Likes (Given): 105
Likes (Received): 72
It there is not one already, you may want to install a fuel shut off.

This can prevent a flood if the needle or float ever fail again in the future.

Current machines
Ariens 926LE

Yard Machine 22" upgraded with 6.5 HP Predator
Toro-8-2-4 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome