Briggs and Stratton noob needs an education.......


Old 05-05-13, 09:16 AM
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Briggs and Stratton noob needs an education.......

Hi, question about a B&S pressure washer engine.

Model 020211

It's several years old, and the engine will only start when primed. Then, it stops. If I spray instant starter fluid in, it keeps running till the i/s fluid is exhausted. I guess that means the engine itself is good, but please correct me if I am wrong

Fuel and oil are fresh, filter, spark plug is new.

My friend theorizes that the gasket between the gas tank and the carburetor is cracked, thus preventing gas from entering the engine. Does this sound like it makes sense? If so, how can I score such a part, as the engine is an older model (about 2005), and it's hard to find the part.

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Old 05-05-13, 09:37 AM
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To find the engine info we need the type and trim also giving a number like 0202011-xxxx-xx, however since you mentioned gasket between the carb and tank I will give you the instructions for that type of engine. It's about a $5.00 fix.

You need to install a new diaphram kit, it is Briggs part # 795083 or old # 495770 also Lowe's has a kit #5083 which has the same parts.
Here we go:

Remove air cleaner, there are 2 bolts that hold things together, one on the front of the tank 3/8" and one into the block 1/2", remove these bolts, now "slowly" slide the carb/tank off the intake tube and breather tube, now tilt the tank in to release the throttle linkage and waalaa the carb/tank is removed. Check the intake tube to see if the O ring seal and plastic retainer are still on the intake tube, if so remove them and re-install them into the carb. Remove the 5 screws from the carb/tank remove carb(don't loose the spring) now spray all holes, cracks and crevases in both the carb and tank surface with brake parts cleaner, remove the main screen(looks like a thimble), now with a small screwdriver pry out the main jet(carefully) and clean it, check the O ring on the main jet for damage, if it is damaged it must be replaced, reinstall the jet, it can be difficult some times to get it to snap back in place(I use the rounded end of a screwdriver handle). Remove and clean the fuel pickup stem(not necessary if the fuel tank was clean). Clean any junk/rust from the tank. Install the diaphram on the tank then the gasket(no goo or sealer) now carefully replace the carb(the spring will try to misalign the diaphram), tighten all screws a little at a time so as not to crimp the diaphram until they are all tight. Install the carb/tank in reverse order and you are done. If I missed something one of the real mechanics will correct me. Have a good one. Geo

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