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I have a Briggs and Stratton model 287707 14.5 hp motor type 1279-E1 The choke assembley won't return. I guess the spring is broken, how do you replace it?

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NO, the mower will start if I manually close the butterfly valve on start up from a cold engine

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

Choke lever is spring loaded. Ad it takes a small coiled spring under the lever, The choke plate has to be removed from the shaft, and the shaft removed, to install the spring, then the lever and flap can be re-installed.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

#634 in the Walbro diagram below.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
How do you remove the choke plate? Is that the on top of the assembly? Doesn't the spring have to be replaced too?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

The flap has two screws holding it to the shaft. Screws are removed, shaft pulls out the top, and the spring is accessed. 634 is the spring item number. You will have to click on the carburetor section on site I sent.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
The technician did a good job but the service is a rip off. I thought it was $5 not $18. You didn't tell me that until you got my card numbers. Not happy.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

I wok from home as a contractor, I have nothing to do with site or billing, I only get credit when customer is happy and a posiitve rating is given. I will send it to site moderator. Sorry.

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