Lawn Boy Mower with Auto Choke chokes

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-01-11, 10:18 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 10
Lawn Boy Mower with Auto Choke chokes

I have a Lawn Boy mower with a Briggs & Stratton engine. Today, it was running fine, until it began to cough and sputter, then die. I removed the top (please see images at Untitled Document), and then restarted the mower, but as soon as it started to cough and sputter (which was almost immediately) I manually pressed the choke closed (or open -- I'm not sure which is which -- again, please see the images), it ran fine. When I released the choke, the engine died. Does this sound like a problem that can be DIY repaired? Thank you for your help.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-01-11, 08:02 PM
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,819
Sounds like the carburetor needs to be cleaned out.
 
  #3  
Old 07-02-11, 07:33 AM
Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 2,365
You might get lucky, if you can remove the carb bowl without removing the whole carb, 1/2" socket, I think the bowl nut is the main jet on that engine, then clean the bowl, clean the bowl nut, 2 holes at the bottom, one through the center, refer to pic below for reference, be very careful when reinstalling the bowl so as not to damage or misalign the bowl gasket or you will create further problems. Have a good one. Geo

 
  #4  
Old 07-02-11, 12:07 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 10
Thank you both. I will do that.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes