Question about Briggs & Stratton Briggs Stratton Intek V - Twin Vertical Ohv Engine with Electric Start 22 Hp, 1" X 3 5/32" Shaft, ModelNo. 44K777 - 0027 - E1
Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.
That buzzing sound your hearing is a result of not enough amperage to rotate the starter motor.
Check all of the battery leads from the battery all the way to the starter including the ignition switch.
If all of the leads are good try using a set of battery jumper cables to test the starter.
1. Connect the cables in this manner:
a. Positive terminal to starter solenoid large post.
b. Negative terminal to the bare metal on the top of the starter or an engine mounting bolt.
2. If the starter works normally at this point, you either still have a problem with the factory battery wires or the battery itself for some reason has failed internally. You can eliminate the fatory wiring by connecting jumper cables direcly to the battery. If the starter works normally at this point the problem is for sure the battery.
3. You mentioned that you ran the tank empty before storage. This too can cause problems. It is better to either use a fuel stabilizer or just leave premium gas in the unit over the winter.
What may have happened is that the jet in the bottom of the carb or the bowl nut has clogged.
a. If you have determined that the starter and battery are fine and it still will not start here is what you can do to clean the carb:
Before you start.... if you have a digital camera take "close up" PICTURES of the linkages and springs attaching to the carb. If this is your first time you will be so glad you did. You can always delete them later if you don't need them. :)
Here is what you need to do:
1. Fuel selector off
2. Remove float bowl mounting screws and nut
3. Localte the Air fuel Jet on the side of the carb and count the number of turns it takes to close the Jet adjustment until it is just snug.
4. Remove the Jet / Orifice in side of Carb (spring on screw stem)
5. Using a catch fuel container turn on the fuel selector. Fuel should flow at a good rate. GENTLY lift the float assy level and make sure fuel flow shuts off. When you drop the float again fuel should flow.
If you do not have fuel flow at this point the needle and seat will need to be inspected. Fuel selector OFF.
(The following procedure is to be done only if there is no fuel flow with fuel selector on.)
a. Remove the float pivot pin.
b. Drop the Float down (The needle will come off with the float. NOTE the position)
c. Inspect the tapered rubber of the needle valve It should be pointed. If it is not pointed then the rubber tip is stuck inside the seat.
d. Clean the seat hole ONLY if obstructed. (Easily damaged)
e. FUEL Selector on then off fuel should rapidly flow through the needle seat.
f. Renistall Float and needle making sure to get the pivot / hinge pin installed correctly
g. Fuel selector ON. Raise and lower float checking for free movement with fuel flow when lowered and stopped when the float is raised level.
h. Some carbs have yet another BRASS orifice jet in the very bottom of the carb throat pick up tube. This orifice clogs especially when the engine has been stored. It gets a shellac substance in the pinhole of the orifice. Most of the time you can clean this with carb cleaner. If not remove it wht a GOOD flat bladed screwdriver and clean it. Then reinstall it.
6. If there still is no fuel flow at this point remove the fuel hose from the carb and check fuel flow. If no flow check that gas tank exit hole, fuel filter (if installed) and the selector valve assy for obstructions.
FUEL FLOW IS GOOD
NOTE: If you have carb cleaner spray it into the side needle jet hole.
7. Install air fuel mixture needle jet in the side of the carb. Turn until closed and then back of the same number of turns it took to initially close it snug before removal.
8. BEFORE you install the float bowl inspect the bowl nut. There are holes in the side of the nut where it screws in to the bottom of the carb that must be clear. (could be no holes in yours)
9. Install Float bowl mounting screws and nut. Check for leaks.
10. Test engine.
That should do it.
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