Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/Craftsman Pushmower

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MR. JONES I HAVE A CRAFTSMAN MOWER MODEL 247.37010 WITH A 5.50 HP. BRIGGS AND STRATTON ENGINE. ENGINE NUMBER 9P602-0007-F1 2011 YEAR MODEL. I TRIED TO START ENGINE BUT GAS IS LEAKING FROM CARBURETOR BOTTOM OF BOWL. THE O-RING LOOKS GOOD BUT STILL LEAKS. DO THEY SELL A KIT FOR THIS CARB? ALSO CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT THE INTAKE AND EXHUAST VALVE SETTINGS ARE FOR THIS ENGINE. THANK YOU, FRED.

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The inlet needle/seat may be leaking or the float could be bad.

They sell a rebuild kit (part 590589) but it does not come with a float.  Most of the time the floats are fine but I had one leak and fill with gas this past summer.

Valve clearance is .005 / .007 inch for both valves.

Eric

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Eric A. Jones

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Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.

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Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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MAS Aerospace Operations BA Mathematics AAS Electronic Communications AAS Electronic Technology

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