Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Small Engine Questions
I have a toro 22 self propelled recycler and it will only
I have a toro 22 self propelled recycler and it will only stay running if the air filter is off … read more
JON
JON
Master Service Tech
MASTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN
4,254 satisfied customers
One day it ran great, the next time it ran ok but sounded
one day it ran great, the next time it ran ok but sounded rough. I have a 20 hp briggs and stratton engine on my mower. model 400000. have looked at governor arm as it is running and I throttle it up … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
We have a briggs & stratton 18.5 hp engine that is not
we have a briggs & stratton 18.5 hp engine that is not pulling fuel into the carberator bowl. it is a replacement nikki carb, it has a new mikuni fuel pump. we also have replaced the air filter and sp… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
I have a 12h802-0661-01 that runs few seconds then stops.
I have a 12h802-0661-01 that runs for a few seconds then stops. I've replaced the carburetor, spark plug, and air cleaner with no success. What could be causing this?… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
14.5 HP [email protected] engine runs fine with choke on but
14.5 HP [email protected] engine runs fine with choke on but will not idle.slight popping noise.put newspark plug in, cleaned air filter,put new gas in,cleaned carb fuel bowel,needle and seat.any help w… read more
Briggs-Fan
Briggs-Fan
2,780 satisfied customers
My craftsman tractor with a 25 hp briggs and stratton starting
My craftsman tractor with a 25 hp briggs and stratton starting backfiring while returning to the garage after mowing for about 45 minutes. I changed the plugs, fuel filter and the portion of the fuel … read more
Briggs-Fan
Briggs-Fan
2,780 satisfied customers
Toro 20331 mower, Briggs and Stratton 6.5 hp engine. Engine
Toro 20331 mower, Briggs and Stratton 6.5 hp engine. Engine fires when starter rope is pulled but will not keep running. Installed carb overhaul kit, cleaned carb thoroughly. Spark plug is new and gap… read more
Vince O.
Vince O.
Small Engine Technician
High School or GED
2,943 satisfied customers
I have a 14.5 hp Briggs and Stratton engine Model 287707 Type
I have a 14.5 hp Briggs and Stratton engine Model 287707 Type 0224-01 on my riding mower that backfired loudly and died while mowing. I have spark at the plug, and fuel going through the filter to the… read more
Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson
Auto Mechanics 1&2/diesel mech
957 satisfied customers
6.0 hp quick starting, sears lawnmower. Engine primes and
6.0 hp quick starting, sears lawnmower. Engine primes and starts the first pull then stalls out shortly after. I installed a new spark plug and air filter. Same thing. It looks to me that shutdown aft… read more
Robert P
Robert P
Mechanic/expert tech /owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
486 satisfied customers
changed the in-line fuel filter, now gas is leaking out through
changed the in-line fuel filter, now gas is leaking out through the top of the bowl on carb. i have snapper lawn tractor 14.5 hp briggs and stratton engine.… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
briggs&stratton 12.5 hp,malbro carb,if i turn the jet screw
briggs&stratton 12.5 hp,malbro carb,if i turn the jet screw all the way in it stills runs(not the idle screw) i have cleand the whole carb made sure all the tubes were clean and cleaned all the passag… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
I have a 12 hp Briggs and Stratton model # 284707 on a Murray
I have a 12 hp Briggs and Stratton model # XXXXX on a Murray rider. Just recently it began to miss on occasion, but when I go on an incline, it nearly stalls. It would if the hill was tall enough. Flu… read more
Jon K.
Jon K.
Small Engine Diagnostic Expert
Some College, military training,
2,995 satisfied customers
my murray lawn mower keeps sputtering out. when it prime heavy,it
my murray lawn mower keeps sputtering out. when it prime heavy,it will start,then sputter out fast. then i cant even get a prime. its a briggs and stratton 5.0 hp.… read more
Robert P
Robert P
Mechanic/expert tech /owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
486 satisfied customers
I have an 8 year old Sabre lawn tractor with a 14.5 Briggs
I have an 8 year old Sabre lawn tractor with a 14.5 Briggs and Stratton. early in the summer, it started cgugging while mowing the lawn. i changed spark plug, air filter, and fuel filter. it ran fine … read more
Rcmslm
Rcmslm
owner of small engine shop
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
65 satisfied customers
I have an 18.5 HP Briggs & Stratton Engine Model No. 407777
I have an 18.5 HP Briggs & Stratton Engine Model No. 407777 Type No. 0121-E3 on a Sears lawn tractor. It has not been used very much, but I can't get it to start and keep running. It turns over just f… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
1,520 satisfied customers
2450 powerwasher starts briefly with full choke..... dies as
2450 powerwasher starts briefly with full choke..... dies as soon as choke is reduced or spary handle is engaged. Was stored dry during winter. Suspect gunk in carb.… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
209 satisfied customers
HI, I have a Craftsman power washer with a Briggs and Stratton
HI, I have a Craftsman power washer with a Briggs and Stratton 6 HP engine. The engine starts okay, but will only run with the choke about half way between full open and full closed. I've replaced the… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
209 satisfied customers
My generator is powered by a Briggs & Stratton 8HP ...
My generator is powered by a Briggs & Stratton 8HP gas motor. I used it 3 YRS ago for the first time and every thing went well. Last YR. during a power outage I attemped to start it in the choke posit… read more
Bobby Long
Bobby Long
Mechanic
High School or GED
208 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Curtis B.

Curtis B.

Technician

15,342 satisfied customers

have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert

Rick

Rick

Factory Authorized Trainer

4,218 satisfied customers

Outdoor Power Equipment technical trainer since 1990, covering eight states.

Jon K.

Jon K.

Small Engine Diagnostic Expert

2,995 satisfied customers

Gold certified Stihl tech, Service Manager for a rental/repair shop.Certified in most small engines

James W

James W

Small Engine Troubleshooting Expert

2,986 satisfied customers

7 years as Mechanic & Parts Manager for Brother who has Owned Lawn & Garden Repair shop for 35 years

Vince O.

Vince O.

Small Engine Technician

2,943 satisfied customers

Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers

Wayne

Wayne

Engine Rebuilder

2,108 satisfied customers

many years on egine rebuilding, lawn mower,roto tiller,Truck,and small engines

RUSS

RUSS

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

1,723 satisfied customers

28 YEAR SERVICE TECHNICIAN

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x