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I got 2 eager1's that have to be started with starting fluid, the one I am asking about here is model 917.377810, I cleaned the carb, spraying all holes, venturi, idle screw, needle hole, main jet, etc. with carb cleaner, checked float, now when I looked up hole where needle goes I seen yellow stuff hope it wasn't rubber and suppose to be there, cause spray wasn't getting through, so I used a tiny wire and cleaned it out. now i have to tip mower up to get gas in carb and start it then when I shut it down gas just keeps pouring out of carb. Thanks for any reply's
 

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I think you've diagnosed the problem yourself. Putting your model number into the Sears parts search, it shows the engine to be a Sears 143.016722. Cross referencing that number it's a Tecumseh LEV120-361528A. Here is the parts break down of the carb from Sears.
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/par...rtsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/P9120088-00001.png
Take a look at part #30. You'll see a round bit above the needle. That's a rubber gasket that seals against the needle to shut the fuel off, and is most likely the piece you pulled out, and that's why gas keeps flowing out. You'll be happy to see that Sears charges less than $3.00 for the valve kit.
 

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I think you've diagnosed the problem yourself. Putting your model number into the Sears parts search, it shows the engine to be a Sears 143.016722. Cross referencing that number it's a Tecumseh LEV120-361528A. Here is the parts break down of the carb from Sears.
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/par...rtsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/P9120088-00001.png
Take a look at part #30. You'll see a round bit above the needle. That's a rubber gasket that seals against the needle to shut the fuel off, and is most likely the piece you pulled out, and that's why gas keeps flowing out. You'll be happy to see that Sears charges less than $3.00 for the valve kit.
cool thanks for the info & link.
 
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