Briggs and Stratton backfires but won't start

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Old 06-28-09, 06:08 PM
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Briggs and Stratton backfires but won't start

I have a Brigs and Stratton lawn mower that is probably 8 or 9 years old. If I try to start it, it backfires and won't start. We just replaced the gas line because we thought it was the issue; however, the lawn mower is acting the same after that. As far as I know I have not hit anything. Got any idea? We have replace the spark plug, checked the filter as well as replaced the gas.
 
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Old 06-28-09, 07:02 PM
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Post the engine model, type and code, usually found on the engine shroud just above the spark plug or on a metal tab over the muffler, and someone will get you going. To me it sounds like a sticking valve or a partially sheared flywheel key. Have a good one. Geo
 
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