Since the realm of Briggs and Stratton lawn mower engine carburetor problems is awash with a huge variety of carburetors as well as issues, we will look at some of the most-common in today’s posting. You need to understand that depending on the type of Briggs and Stratton carburetor you have this will determine basically what type of symptoms to look for as well.
Bowl and Diaphragm
As mentioned above there are many different types of carbs, but they all operate under the same conditions and modalities. The two main types are the bowl and diaphragm carburetors. Please have a look at a brief listing for each type of carb and see where your Briggs engine mower falls into?
If your Briggs runs then dies this is a sure sign that the float is stuck. This could also be determined as a clogged fuel line or plugged fuel filter. All fuel tanks, regardless of the make and model, will employ some form of screening device into which larger particles than the diameter of the screen itself are kept out. Check this area out as well.
Diaphragm Type Carbs
The main point here is that these types are far-less apt to become an issue. Seeing that this type of carb is totally made out of hardened rubber and will continue to harden over time and no longer flex, it is important that it be checked out for fatigue. If it is broken-down then it is time for a carb kit that is available right around online!