Make sure the governor flap moves freely and the servicing of a Briggs And Stratton 35 Classic lawnmower carburettor is complete. On a utility engine, the numbers are usually stamped on the valve cover below the exhaust at the top of the engine. You can now pull the cable back through the housing and replace it if necessary. More commonly the problem is with a break in the wire that runs around the flywheel to the kill switch. A quick guide to finding your Briggs and Stratton Model Number. You will now see a small switch with a small wire attached to it. Repair Lawnmowers For Profit is compensated for referring traffic and business to these companies.
Push the pick up tube back into position. There are plusses and minuses to both systems but for ease of access and inexpensive replacement parts, the Briggs And Stratton 35 Classic Engine wins hands down. Burn the end of the new pull cord to stop it fraying. Use only Original Briggs Parts from a. The Briggs And Stratton Classic engine is a very popular engine fitted on many lawnmowers all around the world. It may be necessary to remove this shroud in order to locate the Model, Type, and Code for engine identification. Model Locator for Briggs and Stratton Engines.
Push Mower Engines Riding Mower Engines Snow Blower Engines Utility Engines Model Number System Example The model number system includes a model number, an engine type number, and a code number that can be found on a metal plate attached to your engine or stamped directly on the engine. Operate the safety lever on the handle of your lawnmower and you will see a brake, along with a kill switch move away from the flywheel. You can find genuine spares on the recommended products page including Briggs And Stratton diaphragm and gasket sets and most items discussed in this article. You can replace the valves or grind them to get the correct clearance. Spark Plug Before I do any work or servicing on a lawnmower I first remove the spark plug. Lift off the air filter and turn it over.
Governor Flap The governor flap assembly is a plastic semi-circular flap that runs part way around the front of the flywheel. You can find it here: Happy Mowing. For our single cylinder engines, you can again find the 12 character model number stamped into the metal plate, typically located at the top of the cylinder. Its a quick and clean way to remove old oil and eliminates the need to tip over the lawnmower. It will pull away from the lawnmower and is now only held on by one spring linkage. Lift the starter recoil off the engine and set it aside. Fit a new head gasket and re-fit the 8 bolts tightening in a criss-cross manner.
Be sure to leave a little extra on the new cord to allow you to tie a couple of knots. Governor springs sit between the primer bulb and the engine and when attached correctly do not require any adjustment. Starter Recoil Rope And Handle Removing the starter recoil gives you access to everything you need to carry out a service. Typically outdoor power equipment will have both an equipment model number tag and an engine model number tag. However, while my dad was still at work one day, I managed to get it cranked and I immediately started to plow through the weeds behind the house—which were as tall as I was.
Look down from above to line up the diaphragm gasket and carburettor and refit and lightly tighten the 6 screws. Can't find your engine model number? Take a look on the back of the carburettor there should be two seal washers, a black one and a white one. Make sure all the springs and linkages move freely in a tug of war fashion and that the linkage is all the way through the hole. If the pull cord is attached to the lawnmower handle you should un-attach it now. This Intake manifold also has a gasket that will be worth inspecting and replacing from time to time. Spray all the carburettor and tank with carburettor spray and blow everything out with compressed air.
You should fully thread in the engine oil dipstick to check the level and be sure not to overfill to avoid white smoke problems. Brake Cable The Briggs And Stratton 35 Classic engine uses a brake that sits against the flywheel. On power built engines, look on the valve cover, a small metal box, beneath the engine shroud. Occasionally the inner connection can become bent and damaged. As you guessed, the engine model tag is located on the engine and the equipment model number tag is located on the equipment. Serial Number To find the serial number on your Briggs And Stratton Engine take a look at the metal casing just above the spark plug lead it should be stamped onto the casing. Governor Springs One common mistake I often see is when someone has attempted to stretch or adjust the governor springs.
Also, be aware that the numbers found on the Engine Emissions Label can be confused with the engine Model, Type, and Code. By the time my dad got it, it was actually already quite old and I never saw him get the thing cranked up. Try comparing a sample of the older gas to a sample of fresh gas in clear glass containers to see if you can detect a color difference. Next time your Briggs and Stratton engine will be stored with gas in the tank for more than a month or two, try adding to prevent oxidation, the biggest enemy of gasoline. Once you find all the details you can check the exact engine using the identifier page at the Briggs And Stratton website. This brake needs to move far enough away from the flywheel to ensure easy starting. I have tried many aftermarket spares over the years and there is a great deal of difference between aftermarket and original parts.