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

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what causes a 1996 15.5hp briggs @Stratton motor to not turn over on compression?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 2 years ago.

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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?