Briggs Engine problem

RAILDATAJuly 23, 2012

I have a 6 year old Briggs 17.5 hp lawnmower engine #31C7070154E1 with Nikki vert shaft carb. Had mowed 15+ minutes with no problem when it just stopped. Now will start and run 2-3 minutes when cold & momentarially afterwards, Replaced plug & fuel filter and notice filter seems to have a very low level of fuel showing after a minute or two. Will run regardless as long as I inject carb cleaner. Same problem with ground disconnected. Breather hole in fuel tank cap is clear.

Sounds like a carb problem. Do I need to rebuild it or is there a possibility of something else?

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Allen S

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Check to see if the solenoid on the bottom of the carb is working. Does it click when you turn the key on?

Walt Conner

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 10:12PM
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