Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** our problem occur suddenly, as you were out mowing?
Is your engine a single cylinder Briggs & Stratton?
Thanks for this information. There is a possibility that you have either a loose rocker arm, or a bent/broken push rod. To confirm this, you will need to remove your OHV valve cover, and check the movement of your valves. The cover is held in place with four bolts, that requires either a 3/8" socket, or wrench for removal.
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This will be a good starting point for you and me. It is not very difficult. If the push rod is our actual problem, I can instruct you on how to replace it.
If it is loose, you will need to reset your valve before you torque it down. After you confirm our problem, I can get you a video link, or specific instructions.
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Thank you for checking. Did you check your valve lash with a feeler gauge? If not, try using a feeler gauge. Your setting should be:
Also, check to see if you are getting spark to your spark plug. Or, try a new spark plug. We can continue from here. Thanks!