If this happens to be a engine with a aquare paper air filer on it, about 4x6, behind the air filter box itself where it joins the carb, there is a funky shaped gasket there that eventually gets eaten up by fuel being pushed thru the primer channel, solution, replace it. This could also be a carb problem to though, question is, will it stay running if you continue to prime it? If it does, replace the gasket, if not do a carb kit, its easy. However...the gasket I am referring to, part # 272996, Briggs & stratton number, install 2 back on it, this will work better and last longer. If you buy a kit ( # 498260 ) do ask for a extra gasket, the kit only comes with one, but trust me, 2 works way better.. Your reason for even having to do this is state fuel, always use fuel stablizers, always ! Make sure when you put the air cleaner cover back on the 3 small screws holding the cover on, tighten them evenly, otherwise the will vibrate out.
The above answer is spot on. But, you can also check a couple other things. I just spent a day a half on mine searching for the 'simple problem' and in now runs like a top. I did replace the gasket behind the carb (as described above). But I still wasn't able to keep it running more than a few seconds. If you'll look inside the card while pushing the primer bulb, you should be able to see fuel pump up through the gold tube in the middle of the throttle body. If you see just a tiny but of gas or no gas at all, then try these additional fixes. The gasket for the fuel bowl must be in the groove and not weathered. The primer bulb must not be cracked at all. I still could not keep my running after all these fixes, so i turned the bolt on the bowl an additional 1/8 of a turn. It then started and has not given me any problems since. You CANNOT have any air leaks for the fuel to draw.
So here's your list that totals less than $20.00.
New plug, primer bulb, oil, fresh gas, new gaskets ( carb and fuel bowl). Tighten, but do not over tighten. This entire process is a 30 minute fix if you have all these parts on hand. Lowe's and Walmart will not have these parts. You will have to go to a lawn equipment shop where they usually keep all this in stock.
were can i find a wiring diagram for a 18 hp briggs and stratton engine
0.030 is the gap for briggs and stratton 4.5 hp mower
You can get that info on the Briggs and Stratton website. Just go to: http://www.ereplacementparts.com/briggs-and-stratton-parts-c-16758.html?gclid=CPCZj4vGr58CFZdM5Qodp3bDsA and enter your engine model number.
Where is the location of the idle screw on the Briggs and Stratton 6.0 engine mulcher mower?
Kohler for sure
The 15.5 Briggs does not have an oil filter.
Briggs & Stratton part # 491056 NAPA filter # 1348
How do I change points to electronic ignition on a 5 hp briggs & stratton small engine?
what plug size fits a 3.75 briggs and stratton,and a 19.5 briggs engine and what is the gap. thank you
Originally from when Briggs & Stratton started business in 1919, the engine's were built in Milwaukee Wisconsin to 1985 and well into the 1990's. Recently great production is very little from were Briggs & Stratton was originally started. These day's there is great activity of Briggs & Stratton parts from China/Japan and Briggs & Stratton engine blocks being casted in Mexico. Truley a great devistation to a once GREAT engine. Which is why alot of people like myself will no longer recommend a Briggs & Stratton engine. Today your best bet is Kohler (still U.S. produced), Kawasaki or Honda.
under the flywheel
Click the link and find your engine for the exact capacity.
what is the champion cross reference for a briggs and stratton spark plug 691043
The fuel filter is clogged and restricting the flow of fuel to the carburetor.
the bolt in bottom center of carburetor bowl has holes in it that are stopped up like mine was.
Lawnmower. It's a Briggs & Stratton engine.
what weight oil for 6.5 engine
It requires a special puller.
Timing is off ...
Briggs and Stratton is a select brand of lawn mower. When oiling one's Briggs and Stratton lawn mower engine, it is best to use a high quality oil. One can find such an oil at their local home improvement store, such as Home Depot.
Briggs and Stratton does contract anyone to build mowers. The mower manufacturers contract Briggs and Stratton to build their engines (or whatever engine is on the unit). That is why you can have a Briggs and Stratton on most any type of mower. Same is true for Kohler, Tecumseh, etc. Not to say that the engine manufacturers do not build their own type of outdoor power tool but as the question states "snapper mower". Also keep in mind that if you have a snapper mower with a Briggs and Stratton engine and you need warranty work on the engine you need to go to an Authorized Briggs repair facility where as if you have a mower warranty then you need to go to an authorized repair facility for the mower manufacturer.
Briggs and Stratton made almost exclusively four stroke engines. There is no fuel oil mixture for a four stroke engine. Are you sure you have a two stroke engine by Briggs and Stratto? rhg