How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask JohnF2015 Your Own Question
JohnF2015
JohnF2015, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 1009
Experience:  Owner/Service Technician at S & J Small Engines
87465640
Type Your Small Engine Question Here...
JohnF2015 is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

What causes a 1996 15.5hp briggs @Stratton motor to not turn

Customer Question

what causes a 1996 15.5hp briggs @Stratton motor to not turn over on compression?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

It could be a carburetor leak which is causing a hydraulic on top of the piston and the starter can't turn the engine past it. It could also be that the compression release is not functioning properly.

What do you have the valves set at? Is this an overhead valve engine?