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I bought a snow craftsman professinal series 16.50 used it twice push rod bent and valve guide came loose had it repair replace with newer push rod&lifter used it again one time same trouble engine is at authories service dealer for the last 8 months still waiting for a response no reps. to confimed a repair still still brand new very unsatisfied from briggs&statton snowblower sitting in my shed

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?

Brand new used twice repair once what do i have to do to get some kind of satisfaction thank you i have tried everthing

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

No because it was defective parts

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

No i dont thick you can help

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

Did they replace your cylinder head as well, or only the valve guide?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
they only replace new push rod & lifter kit with a new parts replacement #from briggs&stratton which they were different from the original i kept the original one for proff
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
no because i m getting around.i will be reporting these chatting to consumer protection keeping a copy of this 01/10/2017 good bye.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

I hope all goes well for you.

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