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My briggs & stratton will not start

My 18hp engine will not start I have fire and i cleaned the carb. if i spray starting fluid in the carb most of the time it will start for a second or two. I also replaced the plugs. Can someone please help me fix this problen.

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  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    Hi there,

    I have starting problem with my B&S 11hp rideon mower, so I'd pull down the head clean and adjust the vaules by grinding the steam (only the intake needed) and so all the vaules has the right gap now, but it still will not start, not even with a starter spray into the carb.

    My B&S is about 20 years old but hardly used.

    can any one help me nutting out this problem?


  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    450 series Engine keeps cutting out after starting, cleaned plug, replaced fuel

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Need carburetor for 6hp lawnmower engine



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I had a similar problem on a 20 hp v twin. there was trash in the fuel shut-off solenoid screwed in the bottom of the float bowl stopping fuel. It will come out without pulling the whole carb apart.

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If the engine fires on starting fluid, then you are missing fuel, so you need to start with the source, is fuel getting to the carb? if not why not. Check fuel lines, shut off valves and filters.
If it is, is the carb float allowing the bowl to fill?
If there is fuel in th float bowl, then you need to look at mixture and idle settings.

hope this is of some help.

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