Before you spend your hard earned money on a new Briggs and Stratton Carburetor you should give it a mini service to find out what the problem is.
This is just a quick guide for If you have just pulled the lawnmower out of the garage for the first time since the winter, and it’s having problems starting.
For those of you who have never serviced a Lawnmower carburetor, he is a mini check list.
Gasoline after 3 months goes off so that could be the problem. Just empty the tank and refill with some fresh gasoline. The old fuel is great for degreasing parts, make sure you use it outdoors as it’s highly flammable and not too good for your lungs.
Briggs and Stratton spark plugs are usually reliable so may just need a clean with some sandpaper and check the gap.
Get a wire brush and clean the thread, spray with some WD 40 and wipe off. Once clean you can spray a little more on the thread.
Spray a little on the threads going into the engine.
Use your fingers to put the spark plug back into the engine to help stop cross threading. Then use your tools to tighten.
Cleaning The Carburetor
If you’ve not used the lawnmower for a while, the carb may just need stripping, cleaning out and reassemble.
Take a look at this Youtube video to see how easy it is to rebuild a Briggs and Stratton carburetor.
If you can’t find one like yours, just watch a similar model to see how they come apart.
Everyone has a phone with video so record yourself taking it apart then you know where each part goes.
Before buying a new carburetor, a rebuild kit is probably more cost worthy.
When you were cleaning the carb, did you see any damage to the parts?
If so, you may be better off just getting a rebuild kit as they only cost a few Dollars depending on which model you have.
Buying A New Carburetor
Briggs and Stratton carburetors vary in price so click here to to see the latest price of a new carburetor.