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.
To adjust a Briggs & Stratton governor, a person must adjust the static setting. This reduces the amount of play that in the governor.Full Answer >
Owners can adjust a Briggs and Stratton carburetor by adjusting the idle screw located underneath the air filter. Adjusting the carburetor can help the machinery run smoothly and reduce idling problems.Full Answer >
A Briggs and Stratton carburetor diagram can be used to overhaul the carburetor. The diagram contains a schematic drawing of every piece contained in the carburetor and labels it using a number system.Full Answer >
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 >