5hp Briggs horizontal starts and quits


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Old 03-29-11, 10:17 PM
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5hp Briggs horizontal starts and quits

I have a 5hp briggs and stratton [MODEL 130212] [TYPE 3250-01] The problem is that it will only start with a shot of starting fluid and once the fluid burns off it dies. All the linkage choke, governer, ect. is correct. It has a new coil and diaphram rubber, new plug with good blue spark, good gas. i took the carb compleatly off and made sure every hole was clear. I have no idea what the problem is. The only thing not replaced is the gasket between the carb and gas tank. Could that be the problem? could it be a compression issue? Any ideas are greatly appreaciated. The motor is for an mtd chipper. Thanks
 
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Old 03-30-11, 11:42 AM
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When you pull the carb back off, is there fuel in the bowl?
 
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When you pull the carb back off, is there fuel in the bowl?
usually 5hp briggs have the tank mounted under the carb, right? and they are pumpers.

the gasket between the carb and tank is my guess. either buy a new one, or make one from a cereal box, i have and it works.
 
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Old 03-30-11, 07:32 PM
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Yes, the carb is mounted to the tank. That doesn't change the fact that it has a bowl though. The bowl commonly gets a hole rusted in it, and the fuel drains out as fast as it fills when this is the case.

I don't recommend making a gasket out of a cereal box when fuel is involved (safety concerns), especially when a new gasket made of the proper material costs less than a starbucks coffee.
 
 

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