To troubleshoot a Briggs and Stratton engine, you must check the main components of the engine including fuel, fire and air. Fuel allows the engine to fire. Air facilitates firing and combustion in the engine.Know More
Begin by pulling the fuel line to the engine’s carburetor. Confirm that the fuel flows freely from the hose. If it does not flow freely, check the hose for blockage. If the fuel line has an inline fuel filter, replace it. If the gasoline gives off an unpleasant odor, flush the fuel from the gas tank, replace it and reattach the fuel hose to the carburetor.
Remove the spark plug using a socket wrench of the correct size. Pull the plug wire and remove the ceramic-topped spark plug. Inspect the metallic part of the spark plug. If the J-shaped spark plug has a gasoline smell, it is old and needs replacement.
Clean the foam filter with hot soapy water to remove any dirt that has accumulated as a result of heavy use. Soak and squeeze the motor oil into the foam filter to help in catching fine particles that can become airborne. Wipe the carburetor with a clean rag to remove any foreign material or dirt gathered on the carburetor.
Clean and fresh regular unleaded gasoline should be used on a four-stroke engine. The gasoline should be a minimum of 87 octane, and up to 10 percent ethanol or 15 percent methyl tertiary butyl ether is acceptable for use.Full Answer >
Briggs and Stratton recommends checking the fuel levels, air filter and spark plug as initial troubleshooting steps when a lawn mower won't start or won't stay running. Changing the cutting height on the lawn mower blade, replacing the flywheel key, or replacing the blade may be necessary in some situations.Full Answer >
To troubleshoot an Orbit sprinkler, you must first identify whether the problem is located in the misting nozzles, a sprinkler head or the timer. For instance, if the misting nozzles seem plugged, remove the entire nozzle, and soak it in a cleaning solution.Full Answer >
To troubleshoot a Toro lawn mower, check the fuel, spark plug, air filter and battery. If troubleshooting doesn't work, contact Toro for repair service. You may need replacement parts depending on the nature of the problem, and a computer with an Internet connection is helpful. The estimated time for completion is one to two hours.Full Answer >