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Snowblower Leaking Gas

The snowblowersmall engine often has a separate model number. Use the small engine model number for a complete list of symptoms and parts. Watch our model # lookup video for help finding the model number.

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Snowblower leaking gas are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Snowblower leaking gas

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Cause 1Carburetor Bowl Gasket

The carburetor bowl gasket might be dried out or missing. If the leak is coming from the bottom of the carburetor, try replacing the carburetor bowl gasket.

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Cause 2Carburetor Gasket

The carburetor gasket might be dried out or missing. If the leak is coming from the bottom of the carburetor, try replacing the carburetor gasket.

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Cause 3Carburetor

The carburetor might be cracked, or the carburetor float might be stuck open. Over time, the carburetor can develop cracks due to the vibration and heat of the engine. If the carburetor is cracked, it will leak fuel. Inspect the carburetor for cracks or corrosion. If the main body of the carburetor is cracked, you will most likely have to replace the carburetor. If the carburetor is not cracked or damaged, inspect the carburetor float to see if it is stuck open. If the float is stuck open, remove the carburetor and clean it thoroughly. If cleaning the carburetor is not effective, rebuild or replace the carburetor.

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Cause 4Fuel Filter

If the snowblower leaks gas, check the connections to the fuel filter and the filter housing itself. If it has a crack, replace it, don't try to repair it. If any of the fuel lines are dry or cracked replace them completely, don't try to cut off a piece and reattach it because the rest of the tubing might also have cracks or defects.

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Cause 5Fuel Pump

If the snowblower engine leaks gas, check the fuel pump. Be certain the fuel lines and pulse line fit tightly on the fuel pump. Also, check for cracks or pinholes in the fuel pump body.

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Cause 6Primer Bulb

The primer bulb may be leaking. Over time, the rubber of the primer bulb can become brittle and cracked, causing the bulb to leak gas. If the primer bulb is leaking, replace it. Do not attempt to patch or repair the primer bulb.

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Cause 7Fuel Line

If any of the fuel lines are dry or cracked, replace them. Don't try to cut off a piece of the fuel line and then reattach it.

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Cause 8Fuel Shut-Off Solenoid

Check the fuel shut-off valve for leaks, and ensure that the fuel lines fit tightly on the valve. If the fuel shut-off solenoid is leaking, replace it. In addition, inspect the fuel shut off lines for cracks or tiny holes. If a fuel shut-off line is leaking, replace it.

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Cause 9Fuel Shut-Off

Check the fuel shut-off valve for leaks, and ensure that the fuel lines fit tightly on the valve. If the fuel shut-off valve is leaking, replace it. In addition, inspect the fuel shut off lines for cracks or tiny holes. If a fuel shut-off line is leaking, replace it.

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