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My Briggs Stratton 18hp intek engine backfires when trying to start.ive checked flywheel key way key is not sheered. Can you help

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SOURCE: briggs & stratton 18 HP intek ohv won't start

check the safety switches one of them are bad

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 18.5 Intek OHV Briggs-DLT3000 Craftsman - Won't start - backfires

Check the switch under the seat.

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these are common for doing this ,if you dont want to pull it down and hone the cyl. then i would use a heavier oil say 20w/50and that will probabley solve your problem

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a craftsman DLT 3000 with the 18.5 hp

Well, I'm no Briggs expert, but I'm wondering if the spark is inconsistent or weak. Have you checked the gap? Also, you might try taking the plug out but leaving the wire on it, lashing the base to something grounded, using bare wire, and then turn it over while looking to see how bright the spark is.

I suspect these no longer use a magneto and/or points, which they did when I learned about them, so I won't try to guess what else might be wrong with the ignition. Still, it would be very quick to check for loose wires, condition of the spark plug wire, etc. I guess most of them are probably under the flywheel, though.

I'm just mentioning the above because they are easy to check. Might as well do that stuff first. I guess it's just as possible the mixture is off or something, but that's more work.

Posted on Mar 21, 2010

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SOURCE: 18hp twin cylinder Briggs & Stratton backfire

Check to see if the carb is clean, if so the anti diesel value could not be working. Apply 12 volts to value and see if it move's. If that works then you may what to check the fuel pump and see if it pumps. After you tried all that then you may have change the main jet size because these engines come with a small jet for the EPA.

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Check your battery connections and connections to your starter. Try jumping the starter directly with a jumper cable. If it turns over quickly then you have either a bad battery or bad connections.

If it won't turn over with a direct boost to the starter, you need starter and or solenoid work.

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