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Hello all

My first time on here - hoping someone can help me out.

My mower is leaking fuel from the (excuse my lack of technical terms) brass coloured bit just in from the air filter with a valve at the bottom for drainage - sorry but I don't know what it is.

I think it's leaking around the top where it should possibly have a gasket or seal of some sort - at the moment it's just metal on metal and I don't see how that's ever going to really keep the fuel in there. If I'm right and it does need such a seal there, does anyone know where I could get one from and what it's called? Does it have a part number???

I've tried to get a picture loaded up below, hope it works...

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As you can see (if the picture's there) I've tried to make a seal with some plumber's white tape, but it's only temporary as I think it's too "soft" to deal with petrol???

hope someone can help out.
thanks in advance
Jem
 

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Greetings, Jem, and welcome to the forum.

I am not familiar with the engine maker of your mower, so if you could post that, along with the engine model number, we'll be able to help you out. This part is called a Carburetor Float Bowl gasket. Common part and will cost you about the same as a cup of coffee, and it can be changed in a matter of minutes. You will have to be careful, though, when you take this brass bowl off your carburetor, there will be nothing to stop the fuel from flowing freely into the mower, your lawn, all over your hands, etc. So, if you can remove the fuel line and either pinch it or drain the gas tank into a fuel container to prevent a mess.

Good Luck, and looking forward to assisting further.
 

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Ocho, the part you are making reference to is the fuel or float bowl. there is a flat sided "o" ring which fits into the top lip of bowl.if you can get # from carb. body a lawn mower parts place can supply the right one.if it leaks when still and level you may also need float adj. or service.
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