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16 hp Briggs problem

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Kid Shileen

07-08-2019 17:42:29




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I have a 16 hp Briggs on a craftsman rider. The engine starts and runs then acts like itís going to die then smooths out. Then repeats. Any suggestions?




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Mule Meat

07-13-2019 07:51:45




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 Re: 16 hp Briggs problem in reply to Kid Shileen, 07-08-2019 17:42:29  
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How did you bypass the fuel solenoid??

The solenoid is opened to allow fuel to enter the main jet when power is supplied to it.

Cut the pkwer and it closes thus shutting off fuel flow.



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t.r.k.

07-08-2019 18:27:23




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 Re: 16 hp Briggs problem in reply to Kid Shileen, 07-08-2019 17:42:29  
That sounds like its not getting enough fuel. Does feathering in the choke help it some? If it does, it probably needs the carburetor cleaned, fuel filter replaced, or some such.



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Kid Shileen

07-08-2019 18:54:40




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 Re: 16 hp Briggs problem in reply to t.r.k., 07-08-2019 18:27:23  
Feathering the choke doesnít help. I had the carb bowl off and looks clean. Possibly the fuel safety solenoid?



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Kid Shileen

07-12-2019 23:12:41




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 Re: 16 hp Briggs problem in reply to Kid Shileen, 07-08-2019 18:54:40  
Got it. Bypassed the fuel safety solenoid and adjusted the carb. Thanks.



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Kid Shileen

07-13-2019 11:51:10




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 Re: 16 hp Briggs problem in reply to Kid Shileen, 07-12-2019 23:12:41  
I guess bypass was the wrong word. I cut off the plunger and disconnected the wires.



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