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Old 06-22-2020, 11:36 PM
 
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And I swear, the gas cap is properly tightened. What am I doing wrong? Did I lose some tiny part off the engine at some point so that the gas stays in the tank only when the mower is upright? How can I check the blade if I can't tip the mower over?
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Old 06-22-2020, 11:48 PM
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And I swear, the gas cap is properly tightened. What am I doing wrong? Did I lose some tiny part off the engine at some point so that the gas stays in the tank only when the mower is upright? How can I check the blade if I can't tip the mower over?
The gasket under and inside the cap may be bad.
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Old 06-23-2020, 12:27 PM
 
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Try tipping it the opposite direction. Or drain the gas tank before tipping. There will be some remaining gas in carb float bowl.
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Old 06-23-2020, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Where does it leak from? If all the gaskets are good, and the tank is intact, it shouldn't leak
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Old 06-23-2020, 12:37 PM
 
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It's vented. You can't stop it from happening.
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:08 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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How can I check the blade if I can't tip the mower over?
Have any saw horses?

Lift the whole mower up to bench height then you can reach under to deal with the blade (remove sharpen replace)
and get at the drain bung for oil changes (do at the same time). Also convenient for carb cleaning and plug changing.
Put the mower back on the ground before starting again.
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Tip mower up from the gas tank side. I usually do it when tank is low. No issues.
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Sorry, not trying to be a wide guy (gal) but what is a gas powered "push" mower?
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Sorry, not trying to be a wide guy (gal) but what is a gas powered "push" mower?

One you have to push walking behind it versus one you can ride on and drive.
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Old 06-23-2020, 02:03 PM
 
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There are "self-propelled" mowers with driven wheels and "push" mowers without. Not the same as reel mowers.
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