Lawn Mower carburetor/gas leak problem
Hello to all:
I found this forum while searching for an answer to my lawn mower conundrum:
My landlandy's Craftsman lawnmower appears to be leaking gas out the carburetor; I assume this because gas is leaking out the primer bulb, and the air filter gets soaked with gas when I try to fill it up. The mower will not start, period.
I have searched on the Web and found much discussion about this kind of (seemingly common) problem at this forum. Here are the vital stats on my mower:
Craftsman model: 917.378361
Briggs & Stratton engine model: 123K00 series
The answers I have read on this forum involve replacing/removing and cleaning the carburetor. This model mower DOES have the brass nut on the bottom of the carb. Can I replace just the bottom of the carb as I have read in the posts about the Techumseh engine, or do I need to replace the ENTIRE Briggs/Strat carb? Thanks in advance for any help!