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Briggs Engine stops quickly

Droopy's Avatar

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06-10-08, 11:49 AM   #1  
Briggs Engine stops quickly

last weekend I was cutting the grass and run out of gas.
So I stopped and stored the lawn mower because I didn't have any extra gas.

Today I bought some gas, pour it in the tank and
primed the engine.
I start the engine easily but stops running quickly.
I repeated the procedure over and over but the engine runs only for about
7 to 10 seconds.

If it's running and I prime it (while running) then it doesn't shut down.

The other thing I noticed is that even when starts, I fell it doesn't have much power.

I never had any problems with the lawn mower.
I never let it run out of gas before.

Thanks in advance for any responses.

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06-10-08, 07:17 PM   #2  
I'm no expert and I'm sure one them will chime in here soon..

Sounds like when you ran the tank dry some dirt got sucked into the carb.. There's a screen on the fuel 'pick up tube' that could be clogged. Also another screen over the check valve and/or the check valve it's self could have sucked in some dirt obstruction !?

The fact that it will run when pressing the primer bulb is a good indicator that you have a clogged carb. as it bypasses the normal path of the fuel flow through the carb.

I have the same carb. and mine needs a new diaphragm as mine has been surging lately.

Good Luck

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06-10-08, 07:57 PM   #3  
I don't see what engine or carb you have. I would also agree that it's a carb problem, but more specifics would depend on what you have.

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06-10-08, 07:59 PM   #4  
Thanks a lot. I will try to disassemble that part and clean it

Thanks again !!!!!!!!!!

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06-11-08, 09:01 AM   #5  
If you will post the engine model, type and code usually found one the engine shroud just above the spark plug we can give you more direct help. Have a good one. Geo

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