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So I barely use my atv it just had the carb redone because it was sitting. It starts up and ran perfect after the service. A few days ago I started it up and let it idle then I heard it sounding like it was going to die and it did. I started it back up and it was back to normal. I noticed dripping on the concrete and placed my hand under it and sure enough it was gas yet the atv was still idleing fine. Next morning whole garage smells horrible like gas everywhere. Fuel gauge completely empty and huge puddle of gas. How could this happen? I have only used it once since the service for about 25 mins and it died on me in the same fashion but started back up so this must have been occurring slowly.
 

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Sounds like the float valve in the carb is stuck open. It may have some debris under the float valve, causing it to not seat.
 

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Is this something I should be able to fix or do I need to take it to the shop? I see one black tubing that is where I noticed the dripping coming from it is pointing straight down. I am no mechanic but if it is an easy fix i may be able to do it. Thank you
 

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If you paid a shop to work on the carb i would take it back to them and tell them what it did and that it wasn't doing it before they worked on it.
 

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You can fix it if you are mechanically inclined. Some carbs have access to the bowl of the carb, and allow you to remove the bowl. If you can get it off easily, spray the float and guts with carb cleaner and it may fix it.

Also, always drain the carb when you leave any machine to sit. If it has a fuel shutoff, start the machine and shut off the fuel and let it run out of gas. That will drain the carb and prevent this problem in the future.
 

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Thanks guys it will go back to the shop because there is no way this just happened. Even when the carb was acting up I used it daily and never smelt gas or saw leaks.
 

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Oh, you had a shop rebuild the carb? Didn't notice that in the first post.

Yeah, they screwed up by not doing the job right.
 

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Yeah, I would take it back to them.
 
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