Experienced gardeners share their insights in answering this question :
If it is running out around where the cap screws on then you need to chack the rubberizes ring around the inside of the gas cap
How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?
We provide a variety of viewpoints on how to identify and fix common gardening problems. Our sources include academic articles, blog posts, and personal essays from experienced gardeners :
If the lawn mower leaks gas the carburetor bowl gasket on the bottom of the carburetor might be dried out or missing. If the leak is coming from the bottom of the carburetor, try replacing the carburetor bowl gasket.
If petrol is coming out of your primer bulb, this means that it is backing up in your carburettor and flowing out of the primer tube. The float-valve in your carburettor has most likely got stuck and just needs to be adjusted.
If your lawnmower is leaking fuel you might have a damaged fuel tank. Fuel tank cracks are usually the result of an accident. They can be caused by the tank hitting a low-hanging shrub branch. If something falls on the lawnmower the tank can be cracked.
There are several places that fuel can leak at the top of the tank. The fill tube, the vent tube, and the gasket for the pump, filter, and screen assembly can all be found there. Have a reputable shop inspect and diagnose the leak for you and recommend repairs.
Try to locate a hole or leak in your car`s gas tank. You can sand the tank`s leaking areas using sandpaper. You can then clean the sanded area thoroughly using the cloth and alcohol or another degreaser. Treat the leakage using the gas tank repair kit by following the instructions.
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.
Discover Relevant Questions and Answers for Your Specific Issue
the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue
My Self-propelled push lawn mower is no longer “self-propelled” while the wheels are on the ground. When not on the ground, the wheels engage but VERY slow.
Try putting new bail one it and see what that dose
9 out of 10 that’s what is
Where is fuel filter located – Poulan Pro 22" Self Propelled High Wheel Mower
If it’s not in the main gas line it’s probably in the bottom of the carb cup.
What kind of fuel do i use in my PoulalnPro600 mower. Is it a 4 cyle?do I use unleaded gas. Not mixed with oil?
If it has dipstick it is a four cycle and you are correct. Hope this helps, regards Phil.
MY POULAN PRO 6.5 WONT START….nEED TO REPLACE SPARL PLUG BUT DO NOT KNOW ‘right one”..
Take the old plug out, any auto store should be able to match it up.
I have had a poulan pro 550 series push mower for almost 1 year at the end of the season last year the mower would start briefly and then stop. i have cleaned out the air filter and that did not help.the mower started, i made one revolution around the yard 3/4th of the way the mower quit. I then primed the mower it started then quit and now it will not start at all. Does anyone have any suggestions of what to do. Thanks
There is a little spring that works the carburetor arm. If that popped off then the mower will not run.
How to replace the handle lever? – Toro Lawn Boy Self Propelled CARB Walk Power Mower
The handle just sits in a hole you should be able to pop it out fairly easy.
How do I speed up my Poulan 22″ Self Propelled Hi-Wheel Mower?
Verbally threaten to trade it in for a riding mower.
I have a poulan pro self propelled lawn mower that won’t start. It ran fine this morning, but after I took a break and went back outside to finish mowing, it wouldn’t start. It sounds like it won’t ”catch” when you pull the starter rope. Any suggestions?
You need to check a few things. The spark first, you need to check if it is running correctly, does it have spark, by doing this: take out the spark, put it against a metal surface and pull the pull start if it spark, your good if not you need a new spark plug. Clean out your airfiilter it migth help too. Buy some carb and choke cleaner squirt it up theough the airfilter hole, and start the engine, this will clen the carb. yOU MIGHT NEED TO TAKE OUT THE CARB AND CLENA I OUT THROUGHOULY!!! Try that and it whould work after all these steps!
This hapened on my mower and it turned u that the spark pug was too bigfor the motor and the valves were totally broke!!!Not good…