Question about Briggs & Stratton Garden
Hello,This is normally caused by a defective inlet needle. The inlet needle has a rubber tip, actually it's viton. With the mower sitting empty that long the viton tip is probably hard and brittle so when the float rises in the carb bowl the needle is not sealing and shutting off the fuel flow. You can try removing the float bowl and replacing the inlet needle. You can do this without removing the carb. If enough gas got into the engine you may have to change the engine oil. OR checked all the usual suspects by insuring that the battery is fully charged and will provide the starting load, the spark plug is connected and none of the safety devices like having the machine in gear or the blades engaged are causing the problem,the next place to check is the solenoid.the solenoid is usually easy accessible and is an electromagnetic switch that engages when you energize the ignition,by turning the key to the start position. If you lift the engine cowling and look to the rear of the engine you will see the solenoid. The positive (red) and negative (black) battery wires will be attached to it at heavy posts as well as some other electrical wires connected to smaller posts. First try gently tapping it with a rubber mallet.Sometimes this electromagnetically activated switch gets stuck. If that doesn't work, you can try jumping the solenoid switch. The safest way is to take your battery jumper cables and using just one of the jumper wires, connect one side to the negative post (black) on the solenoid and then touch the other side to the positive post (red) of the solenoid. Make sure your key is in the on position and the lawn mower is otherwise ready to start. Be careful that the jumper wires do not become tangled as the engine starts. Also, someone sitting in the seat to prevent any mishap is the recommended and safest procedure. thanks for using fixya, take care.
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
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