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    Super Member MossflowerWoods's Avatar
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    Default Re: LX266 Mower smells like gas?

    Well I moved the mower to the carport and NOW I have found a tiny wet spot underneath and there is clearly some sort of leak in the fuel line or similar. There is gas seepage on the undercarriage of the mower and it would be leaking ontop of the mower deck if it was still attached.

    I'm ging to have to take the seat, body, etc off and try to find where the fuel line is damaged...

    I am getting closer!

    David
    Former Submariner & Army SGT
    2011 Kioti DK50SE HST, KL-401 FEL w/72" bucket, tooth bar, & Ratchet Rake, 2 rear remotes, canopy, WR Long RBG72 Grapple, Woods BB72X cutter & TSG-50 stump grinder, TSC PHD, & more to come. Mowers 2003 JD LX266 42" deck mower, & old JD STX-38 (12.5 hp).

    Managing 51 Acres of Virginia hills with ponds & streams, mature market timber, riding trails, horse pasture, long gravel drive, veggie garden, & yard.

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    Super Member MossflowerWoods's Avatar
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    Default Re: LX266 Mower smells like gas?

    With the help of a buddy (I needed at least 3 hands) I fixed the gas leak on Sunday.

    The problem was the fuel line had cracked under the body, near the seat. It had dried out and about a 12" section in the middle was cracked like a desert mud flat...

    So we replace the entire 5.5' of fuel line from the tank to the carb.

    We also replaced the drive belt while we had the mower apart anyway.

    Thanks for all the advice.

    This one got fixed finally.

    Be well,
    David
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    Former Submariner & Army SGT
    2011 Kioti DK50SE HST, KL-401 FEL w/72" bucket, tooth bar, & Ratchet Rake, 2 rear remotes, canopy, WR Long RBG72 Grapple, Woods BB72X cutter & TSG-50 stump grinder, TSC PHD, & more to come. Mowers 2003 JD LX266 42" deck mower, & old JD STX-38 (12.5 hp).

    Managing 51 Acres of Virginia hills with ponds & streams, mature market timber, riding trails, horse pasture, long gravel drive, veggie garden, & yard.

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