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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner OFFLINE  

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Posted October 06, 2013 - 02:38 PM

Sometimes I see something and it takes a couple of minutes to register and even longer for me to figure out what I'm looking at.  This one left me clueless & speechless.  I have no idea how it happened, but this is the float I removed from a Tecumseh LEV80 on a new-to-me push mower that wouldn't run.  It looks like it imploded.

 

float 1.jpg float 2.jpg float 3.jpg

 

 


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 02:51 PM

That is most likely from water being in the carb bowl and then freezing. I found something similar in a Briggs engine before, it took we a while to figure out that ice caused the damage.


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 03:18 PM

I haven't seen this before but Farmerall's explanation sure makes sense.  I would imagine there had to be quite a bit of water in the fuel.


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 03:42 PM

Farmerall is 100% correct.  Another solution that happens occasionally is when someone decides to "blow out the carburetor bowl" with compressed air and implodes the float.

 

The part number for that float is a 632019. 

 

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Posted October 06, 2013 - 07:04 PM

Never seen that before, learn something new everyday.


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 07:26 PM

That's a real puzzler but it sounds like we have the answer. 


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