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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have a brigg & Strat, works great but the oil keeps turning black, and it leaks throught he air cleaner. It is approx 1 yr old, bought it used but it looks new
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
butterfly shaft on engine siezed causing irregular high idle. high idle causes over powering surge from stator/rectifier assy. idle sppeds must be within gen specs for accurate output levels.
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
The needle valve may be stuck which would not let gas into the carb. I don;t think rebuild kits are too expensive. Pull the carb and take it to a lawnmower repair shop and they should have the parts. Before that though pull the bowl and make sure it has gas in it. If no then remove the fuel line and make sure gas flows from it. If no then could be the fuel shutoff valve is not operating properly or junk in the gas tank is obstructing the line.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
it sounds like the governer needs to be set and the carb needs to be cleaned out> I would get a carb rebuild kit and go to briggs online and look up how to set the gov dont run it till you do or you may blow the motor
Posted on Sep 02, 2009
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Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly
Usually when you have a lower voltage output that is yet above 150 VAC the problem is as simple as the engine is no longer running at full speed. This could be caused by binding carb or governor linkages but more often than not the Governor adjustment screw has backed off over time causing the engine to gradually slow so the output voltage drops. The user does not notice it so much until the output drops more than 15% and you notice dim lights... slower running equipment etc.
Look for a circular plate / governor speed plate near the base of the governor lever but off to one side that has a spring that attaches to the governor lower end of the governor. There should be a screw with a locking nut. Loosen the nut and turn the adjusting screw clockwise to increase engine speed. (You may have to barely loosen the pivot nut on the governor speed control adjustment plate to make the speed adjustment.... tighten when done with speed adjusment) Watch your output voltage and adjust the voltage to 225 VAC with NO LOAD. The voltage will drop as loads are added. Make sure to tighten the lock nut on the adjusting screw or in a matter of an hour you will have low voltage again from engine speed dropping. What ever you do.... DO NOT adjust the governor arm base attach point where it attaches to the engine.
Just so you know a weakened governor spring can cause the speed drop also. If the speed keeps dropping with extended use, you may have to change the spring that goes from the lower end of the governor arm to the governor speed adjustment plate.
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Posted on Apr 20, 2011
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