Each small engine manufactured and branded with the Briggs & Stratton Logo serve many types of equipment. The most popular being the lawn mower engine, which every year requires maintenance and sometimes repair. That sentiment rings true for the small engines featured in our snow blowers, pressure washers, portable generators and standby generators too. So either select your product type to enter the model number, use the super helpful find your model number lookup or talk to a Briggs & Stratton Dealer in your area to learn more!
The Craftsman Platinum series is comprised of walk-behind, power-propelled rotary lawn mowers. 'Platinum' refers to a series of Briggs & Stratton engines that are manufactured for Craftsman lawn mowers. Platinum engines are equipped with or without engine primer bulbs that make starting the lawn mower engine easier in cold weather. The rubber primer bulb pushes fuel through the carburetor into the combustion chamber to help the engine start easier. Platinum lawnmower models without a primer are more difficult -- but not impossible -- to start.
Check the lawnmower engine oil before starting the engine to prevent damage to the internal rotating engine parts. Twist the engine oil fill tube cap; pull the engine oil dipstick that is attached to the oil fill cap from the engine oil fill tube. Add 30-W engine oil until the oil reaches the full mark on the dipstick.
Push the rubber primer bulb in on the side of the lawnmower engine carburetor five times by hand to start a cold engine. A cold engine is simply one that hasn't been started or operated recently, not one left out in cold weather. The rubber primer bulb pushes fuel through the carburetor into the combustion chamber to help the engine start easier. This step is not necessary when starting a engine that that is still warm from previous operation. Skip this step if your Platinum mower doesn't have a primer bulb.
Pull the operator control bar up to the lawnmower handle with one hand and hold. The operator control bar shuts the engine off when released and will not allow the engine to start until the control bar is again placed against the lawnmower handle.
Grip the lawnmower engine starter pull rope handle firmly in your free hand. Pull the engine starter rope quickly to start the lawnmower engine. Allow the rope to gently recoil into the starter-rope handle bracket. Do not allow the rope to snap back harshly when starting; this can result in damage to the engine starter rope and recoil assembly. Repeat this step until the lawnmower engine starts.
Read these instructions and this manual in its entirety before you attempt to assemble or operate your new lawn mower. IMPORTANT: This lawn mower is shipped WITHOUT OIL OR GASOLINE in the engine. Your new lawn mower has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your lawn mower, all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to ensure proper tightness.
KNOW YOUR LAWN MOWER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND ALL SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER. Compare the illustrations with your lawn mower to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. These symbols may appear on your lawn mower product. Learn and understand their meaning.
The operation of any lawn SAFETVG'ASSES mower can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your lawn mower or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a standard safety glasses orwide vision safety mask worn over spectacles. HOW TO USE YOUR LAWN MOWER ENGINE SPEED Engine speed was set at the factory for optimum performance. It is not adjustable.
TO EMPTY GRASS CATCHER Engine oil cap Empty the grass catcher when clippings are visible in the full bag indicator window. 1. Lift up on grass catcher using the frame handle. 2. Remove grass catcher with clippings from under lawn mower handle. 3. Empty clippings from bag using both frame handle and bag handle. NOTE: Do not drag the bag when emptying; it will cause unnecessary wear. Gasoline filler cap Grass catcher frame ADD GASOLINE . Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck. Do not overfill.
Back plate Lip NOTE: Water, grass and other debris will drain from beneath the mower housing during the washout process. 2. Remove grass catcher and discharge chute assembly from lawn mower. 3. Close mulcher door (if equipped). 4. Connect a garden hose to the fitting where shown. IMPORTANT: Be sure the garden hose is not routed under the lawn mower housing or entangled in the wheels. 5. Turn on water supply and check for leaks at the fitting.
A 1. 2. 3. WARNING: To avoid serious injury, before performing any service and adjustments: Release control bar and stop engine. Make sure the blade and all moving parts have completely stopped. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. LAWN MOWER TO REPLACE 1. Remove screws securing rear baffle. 2. Turn lawn mower on its side with air filter and carburetor down. 3. Remove rear baffle from mower. 4.
ENGINE ENGINE to suspected carburetor problems, take your lawn mower to a Sears or other qualified service center for repair and/or adjustment. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments.
TROUBLESHOOTING = See appropriate to a Sears Parts & Repair Center. PROBLEM CAUSE Loss of power Poor cut - section in manual 1. Rear of mower housing or blade dragging in grass. 2. Cutting too much grass. 3. Dirty air filter. 4. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. 5. Too much oil in engine. 6. Walking speed too fast. 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. uneven 2. Wheel heights uneven. 3. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. Excessive vibration 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2.
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To minimize the effects of oil on the environment, choose this Earthwise 16-in reel lawn mower. Its five-blade ball-bearing reel is ideal for fine, thin grasses, and offers an easy cutting height adjustment of 1-in to 3-in. The unbreakable steel side plate provides durability, and 10-in front wheels and 6-in rear tracking wheels provide improved maneuverability, making it easy to steer around fences and garden areas. 1e1e36bf2d