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    Briggs and stratton points to no points

    A longtime You-tuber, Taryl has a video on this if you need a step by step guide.
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    Need help troubleshooting Briggs plastic carb

    When I don't feel like smashing it with a hammer I'll swap the carb's jet assembly with the working one and see what happens. Thanks
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    Need help troubleshooting Briggs plastic carb

    Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately its not the fuel or the line or tank. I swapped the carb out with another from a similar mower model and it runs perfect. Its something going on with this particular carb and I have no Idea what it could be. I've had it off at least 6x and the results...
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    Need help troubleshooting Briggs plastic carb

    Need some help troubleshooting a briggs plastic carb model 799584 mower model 09P702-0145-F1 Mower runs erratically and will die under load and can't be restated unless the carb is pulled and cleaned. Runs and dies with carb spray. I've had the carb apart multiple times and can't figure out what...
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    Welding on a generator frame question

    I have a small non inverter generator with a battery tray that is an oddball size. I'd like to weld on a new one. Will welding on the frame damage the electronics, AVR etc. I've heard a few different answers and was wondering if there is any definitive advice. FYI its a 7 HP Honda clone. Thanks...
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    B&S 675 won't start

    Check to make sure the choke is operating correctly.
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    Adding an alternator to Briggs older 8hp

    @tkos115 If you do decide to go through with taking everything apart, please report back. I'd be very interested in how you made out!
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    Opinion needed on equipment storage

    I'll give that a go. Never tried leaving the gas cap off before. I've always drained the bowl but wound up with crusty crap on occasion.
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    Opinion needed on equipment storage

    I'm thinking about trying something new, at least for me, storing my 4 cycle equipment. I plan on draining my float bowls via main bowel nut or drain nut then generously spraying WD-40 up into it. Was wondering if there is any problem with leaving WD-40 in a carb long term. Thanks to all who reply.
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    Can't find 30W oil anywhere in my area, or on line.

    Walmart and a few other places sell briggs & straton 30w in 48oz jugs. Its not usually with the car oil though, its usually with the outdoor supplies.
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    Troy Bilt 30 electrical

    If its not the starter/solenoid or ground, maybe check the valve adjustment and also make sure the compression release is bumping the valves.
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    Vintage 3.5hp Briggs and Stratton 148cc Engine won't go past idle

    Glad to hear it worked out. SmallEngineHead160 is correct, the old air cleaner should bolt right on with the longer screw. Also Some of these replacement carbs have a small black screw blocking the threads where the air cleaner screw threads in.
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    No compression after overheating

    Try dribbling a little gas or a quick shot of carb cleaner in the spark plug hole. If it runs and dies, you know you have compression. Rules out a few other things as well.
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    10 hp Briggs & Stratton oscillates under load.

    Check to make sure the spark plug is tight. I've had a generator or two run like crap because of a loose plug.
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    Vintage 3.5hp Briggs and Stratton 148cc Engine won't go past idle

    I believe the part number for the carb is 795477 the tank 494406. Searching for the tank # at the usual online suspects will get you the tank and carb combo. Couple of things to note. Its aftermarket so it may work may also be junk. Depending on your mower age you may need to cut the end of the...
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    Vintage 3.5hp Briggs and Stratton 148cc Engine won't go past idle

    @volvofan94 I know you plan on selling this, so spending +$25 isn't ideal for your profit margin, but swapping out for a pulsa-prime may be less frustrating. There is no auto-choke, no adjustment, and its basically a direct swap. Just thought I'd add to your options.
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    Trim Rite 733 - Broken Adjuster (Need welding advice)

    Its probably just mild steel. If you can get your hands on a cheap flux core welder you can put it together. Try doing a series of tack welds if you don't have any welding experience. Clean the surfaces to bare metal and give it a go. Its gonna look like crap but will be stronger than using JB...
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    Vintage 3.5hp Briggs and Stratton 148cc Engine won't go past idle

    He already has a thread on this issue here https://www.lawnmowerforum.com/threads/vintage-3-5hp-briggs-and-stratton-148cc-engine-wont-go-past-idle.74248/
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    Snapper won't crank

    That could mean a bad battery, bad ground or bad solenoid. Check out this video for testing
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    Snapper won't crank

    Solenoid will click when activated, but if you are jumping the starter you are bypassing the solenoid.
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    Snapper won't crank

    First lets make sure your battery is good. Just because its reading 12+ volts doesn't mean its good. If you can get it load tested at a local auto parts store that would be a help. You could also try using a battery that you know is good, like your car battery or a Jump start box. Second, as...
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    Snapper won't crank

    @navydad2022 You mentioned the solenoid is new...any chance you got a bad one? Is this a genuine OEM solenoid, or aftermarket from Amazon or Ebay. @Rivets Your procedure for tracing a staring issue is very thorough, what I can't understand is why pull start isn't starting the engine.
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    Snapper won't crank

    @Rivets If this mower has a pull start, and nothing is grounding out spark shouldn't it fire if its getting fuel regardless of battery/electrical issues? Asking for my education as well as this posters problem.
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    Snapper won't crank

    Does the engine seem normal when you yank the pull rope? Turns correctly with compression? If it doesn't have a fuel solenoid it should start with the pull rope. When you yank the pull start, is the key turned to the on position? All safety's engaged?
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    Snapper won't crank

    So if you're saying the engine cranks, but won't fire with either starter or pull cord I'd check for spark next. If no spark, pull the kill wire on the ignition. If you then have spark, interlock or ground issue, if not bad ignition module
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    Vintage 3.5hp Briggs and Stratton 148cc Engine won't go past idle

    Do you wan to to restore it, or just get it running? If the latter, you can also swap that pulsa-jet with a pulsa-prime carb & tank. I did this when my pulsa-jet tank rotted. Its basically a direct swap except for 2 possible issues on old equipment. You may need the longer screw for the air...
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    Engine just had new rings etc, smokes alittle when engine turned off

    I just did something similar three seasons ago on a 4hp mower that I've had since the 80's and here's why. The mower was smoking enough that it was noticeable so I did a quick hone and replaced the rings with some new old stock. I don't have to worry about a customer screaming at me if I didn't...
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    Need help identifying ignition module

    Check for balance too. If one side of the blade has more metal than the other it can cause significant vibration.
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    Need help identifying ignition module

    Looks like your date code is 00 so 691450 is correct, but before changing the crank, I would make sure the blade isn't bent and that it is balanced.
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    Need help identifying ignition module

    bent or unbalanced blade will cause vibration Parts and user manuals can be found HERE
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    Briggs auto choke

    Your setup should look similar to the pic below. You should be able to move the link coming from the bi-metal thermostat without to much difficulty. It should move that black arm forward which opens the choke. If it doesn't, I can guess its one of three things. The arm I mentioned previously is...
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    should I hone or just clean an go?

    I was always told that if you can't catch your fingernail on a grove you can avoid a hone, but others here know vastly more so I'd wait to hear what they say.
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    Briggs auto choke

    So there is a link that runs from the thermostat on the muffler to a little plastic arm that pushes the choke open and closed when the muffler gets hot or cold. If that is in the wrong position in relation to the plastic arm with the spring on it, it can jam the choke movement.
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    Briggs auto choke

    Its possible the linkages are not in the correct position and keeping the choke from opening.
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    Carb kit for TB525ec

    So I got my strongest readers out and there is no tip on this K20-WYL needle. I'm not sure if I got a factory dud or what. I got my wife's camera that has a better lens and took a snap of a needle from a k20-WAT on the left and the K20-WYL on the right. Both were wiped with brake clean to remove...
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    Toro Recycler (20017) Won't Start; Makes a "Coughing" Noise.

    I don't have sound on this pc I'm using, but the simplest thing to do is pull the plug, squirt a small shot of carb cleaner, or good gas into the hole and try to start it. If It runs and dies, you know you have spark and compression. If not, check for spark next. Could be something as simple as...
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    Head gasket

    Had no idea this existed. His gaskets are only a bit more than current OEM prices. Thanks for this.
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    Head gasket

    Are these OEM gaskets? I know its tempting to buy the aftermarket considering the price
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    Carb kit for TB525ec

    Thanks for the reply. This is the needle I have that's from a k20 kit I had in my stash. Sorry about the how blurry it is but I can't see or feel any rubber.
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    Carb kit for TB525ec

    The carb is a walbro WYL 280 009. The needle has a viton tip and the carb has a metal seat. I believe the kit should be k20-wyl but the needles seem to lack the rubber tip. Does walbro make a kit for this carb with the viton tip? I'd really hate to spend $10 on the gaskets and another 10+ just...
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    SGS Strimmer Possible Carb Issue

    Forgot to mention...did you try adjusting the fuel adjustment screw(s) on the carb. Sounds like you may need more fuel.
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    SGS Strimmer Possible Carb Issue

    If the fuel lines have rotted away, its a good bet the diaphragms in the carb are hard as an old boot. I would order a carb kit and do a thorough cleaning. If you intended on keeping the trimmer I would rebuild the OEM carb and avoid a cheap after martket version if possible. The OEM tends to...
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    B & S 450E weedeater push mower. Changed plug, still no spark

    Maybe check to see if the bail cable isn't bad. It may not have sufficient tension to disengage whatever kill system is on the mower.
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    16.5 hp Briggs and Stratton I turn the ignition switch and flywheel only turns 1/4 of the way around and stops. If I keep turning the key eventually

    Saw that the OP had another post about this problem and had the engine number listed. 463707-2238E1-02020115A flathead
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    You tube videos worth watching

    Thanks for this. Can't believe I've never seen the channel. I can almost hear my wife saying "...another mower channel?" :p
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    Model 128M05-0026-F1 with no compression.

    I stupidly bought a $13 (amazon) compression tester that wouldn't work on anything with an ACR unless it was spun with a drill. I figured if I did it someone else may have too.
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    You tube videos worth watching

    Mustie1 Although he's not strictly small engine, I've found Mustie1 very good at diagnosing. Problem is you can't tell by the video title what the issue is gonna be that's causing the problem.
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    Model 128M05-0026-F1 with no compression.

    Might need to spin the engine with a drill to deactivate the compression release to get a true reading. Is the head gasket good? Blown will cause loss of compression. Also if you whacked something recently the flywheel key may be slightly sheared causing a timing issue. If you are getting a...
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    Craftsman Rider dies

    So the problem might be the aftermarket carb. I would crack the nut on the fuel solenoid to see if gas dribbles out. You can then be sure fuel is making it to the bowl. Then check the float as bertrrr suggested.
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    80's Snapper w/ 3HP Engine - Throttle Linkage

    So if your air vane is moving freely and so are your throttle plates, my guess is your spring might be shot or the governor linkage is damaged. With the mower buttoned back up, you can manually move the linkages to see if you get a running speed. Just leave the screw in the carb throat, auto...
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