In Reply to: Re: 9N kills on a downhill slope. posted by Ron on November 27, 2022 at 12:39:26:
Ah!. . . . the cloud is lifting.
Gas dribbles after it dies.
Yes, the float is brass. Once it fills with with gas, it will cause the float to sink and will not drain off causing the engine to flood and not restart.
Your engine restarts so the likelihood of a bad float is nil.
Debris in the fuel system holding the needle valve open is a more likely scenario.
Once it clears, the flooding stops and the machine starts again.
Inside if the gas tank is how rusty? Stuff a magnet near the fuel feed to catch metal flakes on the bottom of the tank might be a short term fix.
I had a machine once. New carb rebuild with a rubber tipped needle, new fuel tank, new shut off valve and it would still occasionally pour gas out of the inlet when sitting. I installed a fuel shut off solenoid and ended it's occasional problem.