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Briggs and Stratton 5hp running rough and stalling


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04-30-13, 03:26 PM   #1  
Briggs and Stratton 5hp running rough and stalling

Hi All,

I have a rotovator with a Brigg and Stratton 5hp engine, number 135292-0232-01.

It is not running particuarly well at the moment, it starts fine and runs at idle fine when you increase the throttle it sounds every fews seconds and picks back up again. it is more noticable when you have the drive engaged and you have it working the ground.

It has stalled a few times as well, it also stalls if you tip it forwards whilst it is running.

I was thinking of starting with a carb rebuild, from what I have found I need part no 495606 for that?

There is what looks like a mixture screw on the side of the carb I have tried adjusting that, but I believe that is only idle mixture from the research I have done?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 
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04-30-13, 06:08 PM   #2  
Hello whizbit,


You are correct needing kit #495606 for this job, On the adjuster..... It depends on which style carb you have, There's atleast two different styles that fit your engine. The same kit covers both with gaskets/parts left over.

If you have two white plastic fuel pick-up tubes on the bottom of the carb the adjuster works both the low speed and high speed circuits, The main jet is located behind the adjuster mount nut. It should be removed then the main jet and clean the small ports behind it.

If you only have one white fuel pick-up tube the adjuster is for low speed only and the main jet is press fit into the bottom center section of the carb, Make sure this main jet is fully open and not restricted.


Good Luck

 
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04-30-13, 11:50 PM   #3  
Thanks, for the quick reply. I have ordered the carb kit, I will wait for it to arrive before I attempt to remove the carb.

 
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