Grass is in dire need of cutting, so I pulled out the mower and got about
1/4 done. It starts running rough and finally dies out. I'm able to start it
a couple times, but it won't stay running. I'm sure that I've got water in
the tank, so I pull off the tank and drain it into a glass jar... Yup. LOTS
of water sitting at the bottom of the jar. I mount the tank back up and pull
the float bowl off and dump the water out of it. I remount the bowl, fill
the tank and DAMMIT, the bowl is leaking...
I clamped off the line, dropped the bowl again and remounted it, making sure
that I dont bump the rubber gasket around. I snug up the brass bolt that
holds the bowl in place, finger tight. Turn the bowl back and forth a bit to
make sure it's seated. It feels OK. I tighted the bolt, release the line and
AGAIN... drip drip drip drip.
Now I have the line clamped off. The washer that goes between the bowl and
bolt is wrecked. I can't cut my grass. Pfft!
So, since I'm here ranting, I have a few questions...
What is that washer made of? It looks like paper, or cardboard.
The bowl has one half that is deeper than the other. I assume that to make
sure the bowl is aligned properly that the low side is where the float drops
Why the heck does the brass bolt have a ball bearing stuck in the end? Not
really sure what the purpose of the machining of this bolt is.
Anyhow... Tomorrow being Sunday, I doubt I'll be able to find the washer I
need. Hopefully that's all it will take to seal up my bowl.