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Fireing out carb

I have an 18hp intek plus briggs in my craftsman rider.2001. My wife was useing it yesterday and said it stalled and wouldnt run. I check on it today. It would fire and run ruogh but every other fire came out the carb. I cleaned and check plug, magnito, and checked to see if the key in flywheel was broke. all were fine. What would cause this?

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  • mdstupfer May 22, 2009

    it has never been serviced other than change oil and filter



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It could be an intake valve that is not sealing due to sticking or burning and in some cases mal-adjusted. When was the last time the valve lash was adjusted?

Posted on May 21, 2009

  • Mike Squire May 26, 2009

    It sounds as though it is out of time which is a little un-characteristic for a non direct drive mower.

    I recommend taking it to a servicing dealer that is familiar with the B&S engines and have the engine checked and serviced including adjusting the valve lash which it is over due for.



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