Briggs will not prime


Old 04-15-09, 07:34 AM
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Briggs will not prime

I have a Murray push mower with a Briggs Quantum XTE 5.75hp motor on it and it will not prime. I have replaced the bulb, airbox gasket and added another intake gasket, cleaned carb. I realized that when I would lay it on its left side and prime it I would see gas spraying in the carb but when back on the wheels it would not prime. Any info or thoughts appreciated. Thanks
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Old 04-16-09, 10:42 PM
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Try replacing the bowl gasket. If it is in bad shape, the bowl will not pressurize and allow the prime to go up the nozzle.

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