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 JON Your Own Question
JON
JON, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 1394
Experience:  Certified Small Engine Technician
94737911
Type Your Small Engine Question Here...
JON is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My 24 hp briggs and Stratton has been backfiring and losing

Customer Question

My 24 hp briggs and Stratton has been backfiring and losing power. I have installed new plugs, fuel filter, no change. right now won't start
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: Clean new fuel, flowing good through fuel lines.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Depends on what it might be. Not a mechanic.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

If engine is backfiring, it is a carb issue or timing issue. Being as you are having a loss of power, I would first pull the valve covers and check the push rods. Check for bends and also the valve clearance. If the rod is fine and the clearance is proper, I would clean out carb. Let me know if I can assist further please