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Posted: 11/22/18 09:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RLS7201 wrote:

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Can the bowl be removed without removing the entire carburetor?


Yes............Remove the fastener in the center of the bowl.
Also check that plastic float for cracks. Shake it to see if there is fuel inside.

Richard


Good call. My float is full of fuel but I can not find a crack or hole. Now what?


There are float/needle kits available. Not having the model # makes it impossible to guide you to the exact float but the float in this link may work.

Richard


Thank you for the link.


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Posted: 11/22/18 09:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I removed and drained the float, found the leak and sealed it. It started right up but only time will tell if I was successful in sealing it completely.

Thanks everyone for your input.

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Posted: 11/24/18 12:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

good job on that repair. This is a common problem with these carbs.
As it is an "emissions" part, Onan does not offer any repair parts except the choke heater and vacuum valve (choke pull-off).
Fortunately, being in the"business", I have about a hundred of these carbs (used ) laying around, and can usually find a float to repair an otherwise good carb. that is no longer under warranty.

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