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Tecumseh Carb Leaks When Snowblower Tilted

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I have a Sears snowblower with an 8hp Tecumseh engine. Carb is fully rebuilt by a local shop and the engine runs well. Issue is when I tilt the blower to move it when it’s not running, it leaks fuel from the choke/intake area. It doesn’t leak when running nor does it leak when not running if the blower isn’t tilted. Any thoughts on how to stop the leak?

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Yeah, put an in-line shut off right below the tank.

Or take the carb off and fix it,

Or put a 12-15 dollar new carburetor on it.
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Sounds like they screwed up the float bowl gasket or float level. Take the bowl off, check the float level while you are there, and make certain the gasket is intact and correctly placed when you put it back together.

Or, take it back and ask them to do the work correctly . . .
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If you paid them to do it, they should do it right. Temporary fix would be to put a fuel shutoff on the fuel line and run the carb empty.
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