I got the float valve to quit leaking. I think it had something to do with the valve being at an angle and the shaft for the float being bent. I tried to straighten the shaft and something bad happened.
This is the reason I did not want to try and fix the valve until I had a spare. Now time to install the new valve that I just got from Greg.
Only problem is the valve sticks up to high and the lid needed to be wedged in to fit.