Model #917255441 Craftsman lawn, tractor

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Question and Answers


How do you fix a leaking carburetor on a Craftsman 42 inch 12.5 HP riding mower?


A leaking carburetor is usually caused by the float needle not turning off the gasoline from the fuel tank. Many times this is caused by debris from a deteriorating fuel line getting in the seat and causing the needle to not seat properly.

I would start by removing the carburetor and removing the fuel bowl. Check the float to be sure it is not damaged. Remove the float an needle and see if the seat for the needle has debris in it.

Clean the debris, replace the fuel line, and reassemble.

If this is not the problem, rebuild or replace the carburetor.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
June 22, 2009

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