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Will need a new carb sealing kit! The gaskits are at fault.

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One of the more common questions we get concerns either the overwhelming smell of gas coming from the carburetor or fuel leaking out of the bowl or overflow. Both conditions are typically caused by a stuck or worn float needle valve.
First remove the fuel line from the carburetor and plug it so fuel does not run out. On the very bottom of the carburetor bowl there will be a small brass cover screw, using a flat screw driver, open this screw and allow all gas to drain from the carburetor system. Next, close the screw and reinstall the fuel line.
The fuel pressure regulator is leaking fuel into the intake manifold and may have even filled the engine oil with gasoline. You should have the fuel pressure regulator replaced and the oil and filter replaced.
The most common cause of this type of problem is when the fuel filler neck`s inner tube comes off of the neck itself. You will need to have the filler neck removed to check to see if the inner tube was knocked off from someone trying to get fuel out of tank with a siphon hose and managed to knock the hose off.
Gas leaks around the lawn mower air filter can indicate your engine valves are not working properly. If your engine has a fuel shut-off valve, ensure that this valve is closed when the engine is not in use.
The fuel and air will not mix as well as when your carburetor is balanced. This results in oil and gas spills from the exhaust of the lawn mower. The next time you see black liquid coming out of lawn mower exhaust vents, then this could be due to an imbalanced carburetor.
Carburetor leaks can be caused by bad gaskets, an sticking float and other defects. If fuel is leaking from the bottom of the carburetor, the float bowl gasket might be dried out or missing. Check the connections to the fuel filter and to the filter housing. If any of the fuel lines are dry or cracked, replace them.
Lining your gas pipes with epoxy will help seal the leaks. Once applied, let the epoxy hold and cure for approximately one hour. The reason you are using epoxy to seal the leaks is to avoid replacing the whole system. However, if you can replace the leaking pipe with a new one, do so to avoid future leaks.
To check fuel delivery, remove the fuel line where it enters the carburetor and use a length of rubber hose to direct the flow into bottle or similar container. Fuel should pulse out in strong spurts if your engine is equipped with a mechanical fuel pump (electric fuel pumps are more of a steady stream).
The fuel is drawn into the carburetor by the vacuum created on the downstroke of the piston. As air accelerates through the Venturi, it creates a low pressure area and velocity of the intake air increases. This rapid acceleration causes the air and fuel to mix and vaporize.

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PTO will not engage on my 0 turn Cub Cadet RZT 50. What should I check and how do I check it?
ANSWER : See if the switch is getting power to it and if it is see if the clutch is getting power. it needs 12 volts in order to engage.

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Where is the fuse – Cub Cadet LTX 1042 KW 42" 18HP Kawasaki Lawn Tractor – 13WG93AS010
ANSWER : Behind the dash panel at top of dash there is only one fuse

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Cub Cadet zero turn. Cannot get the blades to turn when PTO switch is pulled. Belts are fine and attached. Please help.
John
ANSWER : I had the same problem. there was a short in the relay just before the wire gets to to back pulley assembly.

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Cub cadet 1050 changed oil now its wants me to change oil again and it smokes really bad now to much oil or too little
ANSWER : The 1050 holds 57.5 oz slightly less than 2 qts 64 oz. the filler stick is marked. shiould be over the add mark not over the full mark

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22hp cub cadet cannot get started. severe backfire out exhaust when attempting to start. Ran fine when last yoused about two month ago ?
ANSWER : Hello. Thanks for using fixya. First thing i would do is make sure it has gas in the fuel tank. If that’s ok. I would replace the spark plugs next. Could be that they are fouled out causing the no start problem.

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How to speed up reverse – Cub Cadet Op's Manual Model Lt1042 Lt1045 Lt1046 Lt1050
ANSWER : Only way is to change pulley size on pump / has built in gear

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I have a cub cadet 2165 I just put in a new battery and it is slow turning over any ideas?
ANSWER : If battery is good and everything is hooked up right. Most likely could be the pto clutch bearing. Not the bearing on the pulley but on the clutch inside. Had the same problem, took the spark plugs out got it free. Turned over easy with plugs out, Started right up after and then burned up my bearing. Don’t burn up bearing. If do field assy. For that is 200$ if you can get away with just that. Otherwise 350-400$ for full assy.

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Cub Cadet Model SLT1554 PROBLEM: Engine cranks, runs for 1 second then dies. Cranks every time but dies immediately
ANSWER : Sounds like another carburetor blockage. Remove the carburetor and clean out all the orifices in the main jet. Also, check the float for leakage.

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