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Briggs & Stratton 675 mower stalls


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08-07-08, 05:58 PM   #1  
Briggs & Stratton 675 mower stalls

I've never seen this one before. I have a Craftsman mower with a 6.75 hp engine. Only in its third season and has run great until now. When the mower is level or point down a hill, it starts and runs fine. As soon as there is an incline (only takes an inch or so), it stalls. I get it to level ground again and it starts right up and runs fine. There was a full tank of gas when I started having this problem, so I'm pretty sure that fuel was getting picked up no matter what position it was in. Thanks for any help out there!

 
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08-07-08, 06:06 PM   #2  
Post the model and type #'s off the engine, they will be stamped in the shroud or on a label on the side if Tecumseh it will just be a 143.xxxxxxx number.

Does it sputter and stall or just cut out like when you release the safety lever?

 
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08-07-08, 06:23 PM   #3  
This is what I found on the engine label. It's definitely a Briggs and not a Tecumseh.
FAMILY 5BSXS.1901VH and then another set of numbers. I'm not sure what these are: e11*97/68SA*2002/88*0296*00 Does that help at all?
It didn't really sputter much, but it did a little. Kind of depends on the incline. The sharper the incline, the faster it stalls and less sputtering.
Thanks for the help!

 
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08-07-08, 07:08 PM   #4  
I drained all the fuel out of it tonight, went to the gas station and got some fresh fuel hoping for an easy fix (bad gas--I was doubtful that was it). I started it. It ran for about 30 seconds and stalled. Now I can't get it started at all. I'm guessing it's time to clean the carburetor?

 
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08-07-08, 07:27 PM   #5  
A cleaning and a needle and seat may fix your problem. There should be other #'s stamped in shroud above spark plug or on flap over muffler.
Should be model and type

We can then give you some part #'s

 
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08-08-08, 12:02 AM   #6  
I agree, clean the carb. There is likely either trash and/or water in it.


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