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New Starter draggs when cranking 16.5 HP Briggs & Straton engine

Replaced the starter and the battery. The engine still drags when cranking like it is out of time. Replaced key in fly wheel and checked all connections from battery.

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  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    I have the same problem; replaced the battery, had the starter check, then called briggs they said the compression release needs to be replaced and its located behind the cam shaft. I never heard of a compression release on a mower but if thats true, it's the stupidest idea they have come up with yet.

  • Keith Parker May 11, 2010

    Has it ran at all..this year???

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