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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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18hp briggs motor stalls but will pick back up if you turn off & then back on.

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18hp briggs motor stalls but will pick back up if you turn off & then back on.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! Check the electric solenoid in the base of the carburetor, it may be dropping out, and killing the engine. It plugs the main jet in the carburetor. it has to have 12 volts to keep it open! Sounds like it can be dropping out, and when you turn it off and back on, resets, just to do it again!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can it be replaced
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
It is a replaceable part, or you can disable the old one by removing the inner pin that closes the main jet, and re-installing as a dummy. It is anti-backfire solenoid and is not fuel shutoff, it's purpose is to keep engine from backfiring when the key is shutoff and engine is hot. Older models did not have them.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks l will try that
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
OK< thanks, ***** ***** and accept if satisfied. Thank you!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Does it twist off or can I just break the tip off. It is being contrary. Thanks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Sorry, I was out doing honey -do's. The tip will need to be cut off, or ripped out!