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22HP Troybilt Riding Lawnmower “stutters” while mowing

When initially started, the engine seems to catch or "stutter" a bunch until I get the choke put in the exactly right spot. Then, upon activating the blade deck, it sputters everywhere from every few ...
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Briggs alternator identification

These are pics of the alternator, yes I have looked at the Briggs guide, the most similar one I’ve found is the 397880 but this does not have the capacitors on it. I’ve spent hours looking so maybe ...
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Oil viscosity question

I recently made the mistake of over-filling my ride on lawn mower/Briggs & Strattan motor. Damage to the motor is done now and it's blowing heaps of smoke and fowling the spark plug. Question: Can ...
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Briggs and Stratton yard machine mower

My 2yr old mower puts too much gas in the carburetor . It fills up behind the air filter. not safe ... DO you have a reason why it might do this ?
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briggs stratton 16 hp ic single cylinder

I have a Lincoln welder with a 16 hp briggs Stratton engine that will only run with the choke closed. what could cause this?
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Mower runs for a bit then smokes, sputters and dies

I have a Murray rear-engine riding lawn mower with a Briggs & Stratton 875 Series (190 cc) electric start engine. When cold, the mower starts up first try and runs well. After a few minutes, it ...
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What caused bent intake push rod?

My riding lawn mower has a Briggs & Stratton 18.5HP Intek motor (Model number: 31P777-0602-B2). The other day it began bellowing dark smoke, then sputtered and died. It would not start following....
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B&S 500 Series push mower stalls when forward momentum stops

I have a Briggs & Stratton 500 Series engine on my push mower. Lately, whenever I am moving forward with the mower and then stop the engine begins to stall. It never actually dies but comes very ...
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Lawn mower safety cable issues

I spent all weekend trying to fix why the lawnmower would sometimes not start/stay started. It needed maintenance anyway so I changed the spark plug, changed the oil and even rebuilt all the o-rings ...
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How do I find out what the Series number is on my Briggs and Stratton Engine?

How do I find out what the Series number is on my Briggs and Stratton Engine? I have found, and do know the model, type, and code of my engine, but I am looking for the Series number. When I'm ...
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kraftsman lawn mower runs for 10 minutes, sputters and dies

I have a Kraftsmann 550 series push lawn mower with Brigg and Stratton engine that runs for about 10 minutes and then sputters and dies. I can start it again after prime it again, but it will run for ...