Briggs & Stratton Garden - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Why will my Briggs 21HP,single cylinder, OHV engine not turn over with the starter?
Sounds like your battery is failing. It should have 13.2 to 13.5 volts, but your problem is Cold Cranking Amps, not enough of them. Run jump leads from your car and try it. Or, take the battery off and take it to an Interstate Store, they will put the battery on an electronic tester that will test the CONDITION of the battery and in particular what the CCA is compared with what it should be. I had my car battery tested and it should have been 550CCA, but it was 420, so I replaced it because it let me down twice. CCA is king when starting is concerned, NOT voltage.
4 hours ago
How do get a date code for a Briggs & Stratton engine?
Wipe any grease and grime away from the code stamp with a cloth or moist towelette. Use a magnifying glass to see the numbers clearly.
Write down the first two numerals in the third set of numbers in the stamped code. These will range from 01 through 12 and correspond with the month of the year. January is represented by 01, February by 02, and the sequence continues through 12, which represents December.
Copy the third and fourth numerals in the last section of the code. These numbers range from 01 through 31 and correspond with the day of the month.
Note the fifth and sixth numerals of the last part of the code. These digits represent the year the engine was manufactured. For example, if the numbers are a "5" followed by an "8", the year of manufacture was 1958.
Ignore the remaining numbers in the code. They represent the assembly and plant where the engine was made and have no relevance in dating a Briggs & Stratton engine.
on Nov 03, 2019
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