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Float Valve Needle

Part Number: 231855S
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*This part replaces obsolete part #: and 231855.

Product Information
Manufacturer: Briggs and Stratton, Toro, Lawn Boy, Murray
Product Number: 231855S
Classification: Part
Weight: 0.01 lbs.
Shipping: Ships Worldwide
Description:
This is a genuine manufacturer approved carburetor needle valve for lawn and garden equipment engines. The needle valve opens and closes to control the flow of fuel into the carburetor. It is made out of metal and it is sold individually. You would need a screwdriver and pliers to complete this repair.
Compatibility

This part is compatible with the following machines:

Toro
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Products Compatibility

This item works with the following types of products:

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Repair Instructions: Submitted by Customers Like You
7 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Inlet Seat - 690577
Float Valve Needle - 231855S
Float Bowl Gasket - 281165S
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
30-60 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Socket set
White smoke. Engine knocked and stalled. Crankcase filled with fuel.
1. Removed carburetor.
2. Unscrewed bell to expose float and needle valve.
3. Removed float by sliding out pin.
4. Removed needle valve.
5. Removed brass seat by tapping with 1/4" tap, inserting bolt, and pulling out with press.
6. Lightly tapped in new seat.
7. Replaced needle valve, float and bell gasket.
8. Reinstalled bell.
9. Reinstalled carburetor.
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4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Inlet Seat - 690577
Float Valve Needle - 231855S
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Socket set, Wrench Set, Brass hammer
Carburetor was not shutting fuel off.
Remove the float bowl. Then remove the pin from the float. Drill a little larger hole in the inlet seat then screw in a self tapping screw then pull inlet seat out. Tap in the new seat with a brass hammer. Then simply replace the float needle valve. Place the pin and float back in. Clean out the float bowl and attach it to the carburetor.
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4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Float Valve Needle - 231855S
Float Bowl Gasket - 281165S
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
30-60 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Nutdriver
Gasoline was getting into the engine block and hydro locked the cylinder
Remove carburetor, disassemble it, clean all internal parts with carb cleaner and blow out all ports with compressed air. Reassemble the carb with new float needle and bowl seal. Drain motor oil and replace with fresh oil. Since the oil had a quart of gasoline in it. I will change the oil again after 5 hours of use.


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3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Sealing Washer - 692255
Screw-Float Bowl - 691657
Float Valve Needle - 231855S
Float Bowl Gasket - 281165S
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Socket set, Wrench Set
Fuel bowl was leaking badly.
Simply removed the float bowl. All the parts that I that I needed to replace were right in sight, which made the repair very easy. Leak is gone.
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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Mower
Parts Used:
Float Valve Needle - 231855S
Float Bowl Gasket - 281165S
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Socket set
Needle in carbarator not shuting of gas. rubber tip old
removed carburetor, removed bowel, float and needle. Replaced needle on float put bowel back on and put carburetor back on engine
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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Mower
Parts Used:
Inlet Seat - 690577
Float Valve Needle - 231855S
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
1-2 hours
Tools Used:
Pliers, Socket set, 1/4 tap, 3\\
the motor was flooding
I removed the intake and carburetor it was easier to do that instead of just removing the carburetor. i then removed the carburetor bowl. i took out the float and needle. I used the 1/4" tap to make threads in the seat and then used the screw washer and tubing to make a puller to remove the seat. I then replace the seat put in all back together and now the mower runs like new again.THANKS
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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Float Valve Needle - 231855S
Seat-Inlet - 691780
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
30-60 minutes
Tools Used:
Pliers, Socket set, Wrench Set, tap
tractor was flooding
removed carb
removed bowl
tapped valve seat with 1:4 20 tap
used 1/4 20 bolt to remove seat
tapped new seat into place using a small socket
reassembled carb and installed on tractor

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Mower
Parts Used:
Float Valve Needle - 231855S
Float Bowl Gasket - 281165S
Tube-Breather - 692253
Gasket-Intake - 692284
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
30-60 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Socket set, Wrench Set, Nutdriver, Carb cleaner
Bad needle valve and cracked crankcase breather tube
Pulled the air breather then pulled the carburetor. Disassembled the carburetor and cleaned it then made sure all the passages were clean and free of debris. Reassembled with new needle valve. Put the carburetor and breather back on and changed the oil. Changed the spark plug with the proper gap. I the set the air mixture screw at 1 full turn out from all the way screwed in and started the motor. I ended with adjusting the air mixture to 3/4 turn out. Runs great
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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Seal--Governor Shaft - 692407
Inlet Seat - 690577
Float Valve Needle - 231855S
Float Bowl Gasket - 281165S
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
1-2 hours
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Socket set
Gas was leaking into the oil crankcase
I noticed a small puddle on the floor. It was oil and gas mixed. Then I checked the oil level on the dipstick and it was way over full and smelled like gas. After some research I found out that the Briggs & Stratton engines (mine is a 18hp Intec) are known for the needle valve in the carburetor to go bad. The reason is that the tip of the brass valve is rubber to make the seal. Also make sure you replace the seat that the needle valve goes into because it will be worn too. A 1/4" tap fits perfectly into the seat. thread it down (carefully) and stop as soon as you feel it bottom out. I used a 5/16 socket that I drilled out so the 1/4 - 20 x 1 1/2 bolt would fit through it. Then sit the 5/16 socket over the seat and place a washer on the 1/4-20 bolt and thread into the old seat. This works as a puller and will lift the old seat out. Note: check the old seat before pulling it out to see how much protrudes out of the hole. To install the new one put a little oil on it and place it straight in the hole and use that same 1/4 - 20 bolt with a nut on the end now to drive it into the hole. Don't forget to make it the same protruding out as the old one. Reassemble the bowl on the carburetor and your done. Take your time and the repair will go pretty easy.
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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Mower
Parts Used:
Float Valve Needle - 231855S
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
30-60 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Wrench Set, Torx bit
Needle valve neoprene (rubber) tip disintegrated.
Removed carburetor. Removed float bowl. Removed float Cleaned all parts and orifices Installed new needle in float slot Installed all parts in reverse order Adjusted idle mixture and idle speed. Runs like new again.
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Discussion
Discussion for Float Valve Needle - ( 231855S )
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Question: Needle And Seat

thomasj1216

I have the same question. engine is, model28N777
series0642-A1
I don't see the question you are referring to. What make of carburetor is it? A Walbro or a Niki?
Hi thomas and roperdoug The tag for the PART in question is a Briggs needle valve. Carburetor repair kits include this part, BUT, some Briggs carburetor kits do NOT include the seat also. That is quite problematic as a new needle will NOT cure a warped or bad seat.
I have mentioned to other Briggs users that if their carb kit has NO seat, and they feel they need to replace it; to just introduce a 1/4" fuel shutoff valve in the fuel line between the gas tank and the carburetor and use it after shutdown to keep the carb from flooding AND thereby introducing raw gas into the engine as well, ruining the oil.
An engine that is running is going to have the needle valve a LITTLE off of the seat at all times as the engine consumes fuel. It is AFTER shutdown that the bad seat causes a BAD headache.
Question: Needle And Seat

rlervin

What is the difference between needle #231855S and #696136? They both fit the same application but are priced differently. Is one better than the other with E-10 fuel? Why doesn't Walbro offer just a needle and seat repair kit instead of separate parts?
Question: Float Valve Needle

rapidyoy

has any one had problems with this replacement needle or float i have ordered it twice and it does not match my original set
WJA
Hello 520465,

What is the model and series number of your engine?

-WJA
287707 0153 01 9212214A
Thanks
WJA
Hello Jason903,

Ir your carburetor is a Walbro the part number should be 231855S Float Needle Valve. If your carburetor is a Nikki it will be a 696136 Float Needle Valve The float for a Walbro is a 494381. And for a Nikki it is a 694914. Take a look at them and see what you think.

-WJA
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    Manufacturer: Briggs and Stratton, Toro, Lawn Boy, Murray
    Product Number: 231855S
    Classification: Part
    Weight: 0.01 lbs.
    Shipping: Ships Worldwide
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