My lawn mower runs for a while, but when it is shut it down I cannot restart
it. In addition the gas leaks out of the tank. For starters what could be
the problem? Should I take it to get it repaired or is this something I can
You mean the main FUEL tank? - and it only leaks when it has been
warmed up and you try to start it again?
Or do you have TWO problems.
Metal tank? Plastic tank? Briggs tank mounted carb??
We need more, and more accurate info to be of any more help
I think you're right after rereading the post. A farmer solution
would be a couple, three taps on the carburetor then maybe a very
generous dose of carb cleaner.
I got an old roto tiller running once by using a tankful of pure carb
cleaner. It actually ran halfway decent after that.
Just wondering here-- do you think it might be helpful to mention what
make and model lawnmower and what engine you've got if you expect some help?
Then again, anyone who would post what you did definitely better take it
someplace to get it fixed. Would you like some instructions on how to
get it into your car or truck and help laying out the route to the
repair facility, hmmmm??
What make is it old. Is it choked, flooded, or a lean mix, is it auto
choke, does it release, did you pull the plug to see, and thats the
time to verify you have spark, when its hot to rule out ignition
failure. Is oil contaminated with gas indicating a bad float or do you
know nothing about mowers except where the gas goes and to pull the
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