gas shutoff valve for Airens snowblower

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The shutoff valve (screwed into the gas tank) for my 8 yr (or so) Airens 36" snow blower is leaking gas. Before use I unscrew it one or two turns and run the snow blower and when I am done its open about 6 turns and leaking. So I assume its loose and vibration is opening it more turns. Is there an o-ring in there or some other packing or does the shutoff valve need to be replaced?
 
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Yes, their are O rings in the assewmbly. If I recall, unscew the outer nut that the shaft goes thru and you should have access to the O rings. You may want to see if there is a kit for it. As one from the hardware store may not hold up well to gas with ethonal in it.
 

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Thanks. I thought O-rings were neoprene not normal rubber neoprene stands up pretty well.
 

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In order to fix this I will need to take apart the shutoff valve apart. I asked my wife if she would be willing to put her finger over the opening while drove to the parts store. I did not get an energetic YES.
 
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