Hi guys. We don't have a mower specific forum that I saw, so I'm posting this here.
As most of you know, I have a 2011 (Craftsman) Snapper RER with the 28" deck. Old school. It has a B&S 12.5hp (344) Intec engine. It's been a good mower, but I've been having problems with the carb recently. The carb was leaking fuel badly. I drained the tank, pulled it off, disassembled it, put it in the ultrasonic cleaner for a couple of hours, and then reassembled and reinstalled. My thought was that perhaps the float was sticking and that was causing the bowl to overfill. I was hoping a good cleaning would solve the issue.
I changed the oil on Saturday, swapped blades, and fueled it up. Fuel, once again, began leaking heavily from the carb assembly. I installed a fuel valve, so I was able to shut off the fuel supply to the carb. I guess I need to pull the carb again and see what the heck is going on. I presume a sticking float would cause the carb to leak like that? Or a worn needle? I really need to get it up and running again ASAP. I'm not sure what else could be going on.
I don't know if it would be easier to just get a new carb for it rather than spend time chasing down gremlins in the current carb. I don't know which carb fits the engine, though.
Mower info is 107.280340 (7800669) - Craftsman 28" Rear-Engine Riding Mower, 12.5hp (2010). It's a Snapper sold by Sears.
I think this might be the right carb. Link
Any insight into what's causing this? Thanks guys!