Question about Briggs & Stratton Tools & Hardware - Others
I have a B & S 16 h.p. Vanguard engine on a generator that will not turn over at all with the electric start. It pulls free with the rope pull. I just installed a new battery, ign. switch, and starter. What would cause this problem?
A bad Starter Solenoid (Heavy Duty Relay). You can locate it by following the cable on the starter to it. It also should have a cable going from the battery to it, and a small wire from the ignition switch which activates it. Its purpose is to act as a high current switch between the battery and the starter.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Ok i have a problem
It appears that you have a slight mis-adjustment in the idle speed and idle mixture. To adjust setup, start with at least a half tank of fuel, and have engine at operating temperature (That is warm but not overly Hot). The Briggs & Stratton Website manuals section should show the locations of the adjusting screws if you are not sure of them.
To adjust idle speed set Throttle control to minimum and adjust screw on throttle butterfly to maintain a good idle speed. To adjust idle mixture, screw in idle mixture screw (Lean) until motor falters and then screw out (Rich) until it falters again. Correct setting is the halfway point of these two positions. You may have to re-adjust idle speed again and also the mixture to get best running.
If you are not comfortable doing this, take it to a B & S dealer.
Posted on Sep 22, 2010
It will probally be your valve setting might be off so pull the valve covers off and try setting your valve lash
Heres the factory settings
.006 on Intake
.008 on Exhaust
Posted on Oct 26, 2010
if its hard to get the engine to turn past the compression release then pull your valve coversand try setting your valve lash
.006 on intake
.008 on exhaust
Posted on Oct 26, 2010
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