Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tiller With Briggs And Stratton Model 135202 Cuts Off

I have a 16 year old tiller with a 5 hp Briggs and Stratton model 135202 engine. The engine will start with 1st pull and run for 10 to 15 minutes then cut off and will not crank back up. Does this sound like a carburetor problem?

Hello Greg Self,
Sounds like possibly a ignition coil issue, Start the engine and let it run till it dies then check for spark at the spark plug. If no spark is present it's time for a new ignition coil.
Good Luck

If the coil tests good, check the vent in the fuel cap. If it's clogged it can restrict flow.

Think I have solved the problem since I was able to use it for over an hour with no problems.The steps I took are
1.Screw mixture adjustment all way in then back off 1-1/2 turns
2 Slow speed adjustment all way in
3. After engine was warmed up manually held throttle wide open, sprayed carburetor cleaner into carburetor keeping engine from stalling out after every spray, after 5 or 6 sprays let engine run for 15 or 20 minutes before using.
I was able to completely till garden area 80ft by 20ft with no issues.Thanks for all the advice I received.

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