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The spark plug gap is 0.030". There is a threshold, between 0.028 and 0.031 inches.

Briggs Garden | Answered on Dec 20, 2019

The clutches are electro magnetic, so there is an electrical winding inside, once 12 volts is applied to the windings it creates a magnet which draws the centre plates in and engages the pulley, so check you have a 12 volt supply to the clutch, if yes, other than the bearing replacement there is little else that is serviceable.

Briggs Garden | Answered on Nov 24, 2019

If it is new, contact your seller for support under warranty

To start, it needs fuel, air and spark, start by checking if you have all 3

Briggs Garden | Answered on Nov 16, 2019

If you had provided a description of the ignition system it would have made advising you much easier and saved much typing so if the link below isn't helpful please post again with details...

Briggs Garden | Answered on Nov 01, 2019

.004 on both, cold. Be careful of the compression release.

Briggs Garden | Answered on Oct 15, 2019

Use a business card. That's just about perfect for the gap.

Briggs Garden | Answered on Oct 01, 2019

On line go to the Briggs and Stratton co. And download the manual call their 800 number

Briggs Garden | Answered on Sep 30, 2019

Most of the time, when the problem is NOT the primer bulb, then it IS the gasket behind it. Sometimes, an easy way to see if there is a blockage (at least on the primer bulbs that have a little hole in the center) is to stick a tiny red tube directly into it and give it a shot with carb cleaner.
I hope this helps!

Briggs Garden | Answered on Sep 08, 2019

Could also be the governor spring which automatically controls engine rpm. Under load, the governor would rev up engine to keep at optimum cutting rpm. If spring is weak, bent, or mis-adjusted, surging can happen. It is possible to adjust spring, but to do correctly, will need some way to measure rpm, and not to meby, the recommended operating rpm. Might have to replace spring if it is damaged, that is saying it is the spring. I agree with a tune up first. Plug, air filter, and fresh fuel.

Briggs Garden | Answered on Aug 24, 2019

I take help from online websites that have this service like helping in repair some like reliable-store have instant help.. others are a bit slow which I don't prefer... rest is up to u.. U can also get free manuals

Briggs Garden | Answered on Aug 16, 2019

Check oil level, if ok remove spark plug and crank engine. If it spins then likely "starter stall" due to valve lash out of tolerance. BS OHV engines require periodic adjustment of the valves.

If oil level is excessively high then likely engine has hydro-locked... the cylinder(s) are full of oil/fuel due to a stuck carburetor float.

Briggs Garden | Answered on Jul 23, 2019

It almost sounds like the blade is loose, the blade acts as a flywheel to the engine, check the blade bolt is tight, tip the mower back on its handles, remove the plug cap, check the bolt tension, normally a 9/16 spanner. If all ok it may have sheared the flywheel key, you can usually tell if either of these things are an issue because the you will get a kick back on the starter handle.

Briggs Garden | Answered on Jul 21, 2019

if its an OHV engine its stamped on the valve cover

Briggs Garden | Answered on Jul 18, 2019

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