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Your float is stuck in the open position which will not shut off the fuel flow when the bowl if full thus allowing the fuel to go somewhere else, which is the air filter.

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Gas leaks around the air filter usually indicate problems with valves inside your engine and how it is processing gas.
This is a sure sign that the air filter is soaked in gas. The fix is simple – remove and replace the filter.
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.
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.
Typically, there`s a 12:1 or 15:1 ratio of air to fuel, and when there`s too much air or not enough fuel, it causes sneezing or popping sounds in the intake.
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.
Random Misfire or Rough Idle

A clogged fuel filter causes low fuel pressure that results in a lean fuel condition and engine misfire. This can result in poor fuel mileage, rough idling and possibly cause the check engine light to come on. Once that light is on, it`s time for a trip to the repair shop.

The major symptom of a vacuum leak is very poor idle quality, stalling, Spitting back through the Intake, and a very lean condition at part throttle. This is the most common problem when doing carb conversions where either adapter plates are used or new intake manifolds are fitted.

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Pentair Clean & Clear 200. Filter core gets stuck to filter.
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What should i have my filter on …..filter or recirculate
ANSWER : Filter and clean at back wash once a month

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My petrol lwan mower won’t start! I have checked the spark plug and cleaned it, checked the air filter and have also cleaned it they are fine. I have also taken the carburettor to bits and have cleaned it and still no joy. It has a full tank of petrol and the oil is fresh also. I checked the air line and the petrol pipe and these are all ok. When i sprayed quick start into the air filter my lawn mower started up straight away. Then cut out once it had used it up. my throttle plate had also snapped which i fixed and my clutch cable had also come loose which i have tightened and is now fine. The lawn mower is only 3 years old and has not been used for 2 years as my neighbour just went out and brought a new one. so i am trying to get this one started as my electric one has just died on me. I have also been having a go at setting the carb today buy adjusting the air pin but still no joy. It is firing though but just wont start!!! can anyone else suggest anything that might be wrong. Also do these have chokes as i can not find one for it. MY LAWN MOWER IS A POWER DEVIL 3.5HP
ANSWER : When you sprayed the quick start into the thing and it started and ran out, I think the answer sits here you also said you pulled the carb apart to bits it is apparent to me you did not do a thorough job!! Just the fact that you stated that it has not been started for two years tells me that you are having petrol movement problems. For one thing to get started check all the little orifices associated with petrol movement this is surely where you will find your answer to get the machine running, I know this for a fact. You will receive joy just as soon as all your do diligence is finished. If you cannot find the choke on your machine you surely cannot buy one for it. Maybe this repair stuff is just not your thing, maybe as your neighbor before you, you should maybe go shopping and then you will achieve the full amount of joy you are in such desperate need for. Going from electric power to petrol power is a total different world. I think that now my answer to your question is almost as long as your question, so I will be stopping because my fingers are tired of all this typing, GO BLACK HAWKS! Good luck PAL

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I have a husqvarna 323L string trimmer. I stored it after running the tank & carb dry for about two years. I fueled it, then started it, & it ran for a minute then died like I turned the switch off. Since it would not restart, I found the fuel filter had broken off the hardened fuel line & it sucked gummy crap out of the tank & into the carb. Failing at cleaning the carb, I finally put a new carb on it & replaced the pump, hoses & filter. It has ran good till this year. I winterized it with stabilizer & left it with a full tank over the winter. The gas in the tank was gone when I got ready to use it this year. I filled the tank with premix, checked for leaks, then started it. It would run fine for about half a tank, start idling poorly (lean) then cutoff & refuse to restart till I refilled the tank. I finally found the tank had cracks & was letting pressure out of the tank & apparently this was causing the carb to lose it’s ability to siphon gas out of the tank. So I replaced the tank which came with new hoses & a filter, which I properly installed to the carb. It cranked right up, but when it runs a half tank, the carb quits sucking gas out of the tank. When I pump to prime the carb, it moves the fuel into the carb, but the pump never gets hard like it does when I prime the carb when the motor is cold. I have to keep refilling the tank, prime, & then it starts & runs until the tank gets about half empty. The new fuel filter is down in the gas tank properly, but It will not run after it shuts off until I refill the tank & prime. I’m baffled. New tank, new hoses, new filter, new carb, & I can find no leaks in the fuel system. It runs strong. The 323L is a two-stroke & it always cranks on the second pull from cold on a full tank. Any ideas?
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Filter problem with hayward pool system – Hayward Pro Series Side Mount Sand Filter 30" S310s
ANSWER : You didn’t say what your exact problem was so troubleshooting with you might be difficult. Below is a link to the owners manual for these pool filters. You should be able to get your filter running properly using this.

http://www.backyardcitypools.com/images/hayward/pro-series-manual.pdf

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Petrol is spewing up from air filter on briggs and stratton 90208 ride on mower
ANSWER : Lol too much oil bud take a little out

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My mantis would not start so I replaced the plug, new gas/oil 50:1 and cleaned out the air-filter. still would not start. so i removed the two brass screws that held down the carb took it apart for a visual exam and saw nothing, there was gas coming through. put it back together now i am getting leaking gas between the air-filter plate and the carb
ANSWER : SOUNDS LIKE IT NEEDS A CARB KIT AND THE CARB CLEAND OUT

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I have a craftsman easy start, and the lawnmower will not start. I have replaced the spark plug and cleaned the air filter. I was wondering if there is another solution for this problem
ANSWER : Check spark plug gap, and be sure to prime fuel system. the carburator may need to be cleaned as well

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