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How To Use Manual Figures
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Record your engine
Model, Type and Code numbers
here for future use.
Record your date of purchase here for future use.
Engine Components (see fig. ¡)
Engine Model Type Code
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Oil GARD®, if equipped
Spark arrester, if equipped
Oil filler plug
12V electric starter, if equipped
involves personal saf et y. Words danger, warning
and caution i ndi cate degr ee of hazard. Deat h,
unless instructions are followed carefully.
You are not ready to operate this engine if you
items. Read this entire owner/operator manual
and the operating instructions of the equipment
starting system) when servicing or adjusting
DO NOTrun engine in anenclosed area.
DO NOT remove fuel tank cap nor fill fuel tank
while engine is hot or running. DO NOT refuel
to cool2 minutes before refueling.)
The Briggs & Stratton engine you bought with your
equipment is made of the finest material in a state-of-
the-art manufacturing facility. Please understand that
Briggs & Stratton sells engines to original equipment
manufacturers. It also sells toothers in thedistribution
chain who may sell to t he ultimate consumer, an
equipment manufacturer, another distributor or a
dealer. As a result, Briggs & Stratton does not
necessarily know the application on which the engine
will be placed. For that reason, you should carefully
read and understand the operating instructions of the
equipment on which your engine is placed before you
You should also understand that there are equipment
applications for which Briggs & Stratton does not
approve the use of its engines. Briggs & Stratton
engines are not to be us ed on vehicles with less than4
wheels. They include motor bikes, aircraft products and
All Terrain Vehicles. Moreover, Briggs & Stratton does
not approve of its engines being used in competitive
events. FOR THAT REASON, BRIGGS & STRATTON
ENGINES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR ANY OF
THESE APPLICATIONS. Failure to follow t his warning
could result in death, serious injury (inc luding paralysis)
or property damage.
DO NOT run engine in an enclosed area. (Exhaust
gases contain carbon monoxide, an odorless and
DO NOT place hands or feetnear moving or rotating parts.
DO NOT store, spill, or use gasoline near an open
flame, nor near an appliance like a stove, furnace, or
water heater that uses a pilot light or can create a
DO NOT refuel indoors or in an unventilated a rea.
DO NOT remove fuel tank cap nor fill fuel tank while
engine is hot or running. (Allow engine to cool 2
minutes before refueling.)
DO NOT operate or tip engine/equipment at such a
severe angle that causes gasoline spillage.
DO NOT operate engine if gasoline is spilled or when
smell of gasoline is pres ent or other ex plosive condi-
tionsexist. (Moveequipmentaway fromspill andavoid
any ignition until gasoline has evaporated.)
DO NOT transport engine with fuel in tank or with fuel
shut-off valve open.
DO NOT tamper with governor springs, links or other
parts to increase engine speed. (Runengine at speed
set for equipment manufacturer.)
DO NOT check for s park with s park plug removed. (Use
an approved tester.)
DO NOT crank engine with spark plug removed. (If
DO NOT strike flywheel with a hammer or hard object
correct tools to service engine.)
DO NOT run engine if equipment is not stable and
tipping can occur. Mount equipment to a stable base.
DO NOT operate engine without a muffler . Inspect
periodically and replace if worn or l eaking. If engine is
equipped withmuffler deflec tor,inspect periodicallyand,
if necessary , replace with correct deflector .)
DO NOT operate engine with an accumulation of
grass, leaves or other combustible material under,
around or behind muffler/converter.
DO NOT touch hot muffler, cylinder, or fins which can
DO NOT use this engineon any forest covered, brush
covered, or grass covered unimproved land unless a
spark arrester is installed on muffler. Spark arrester
DO NOT start engine with air cleaner or air cleaner
PREVENT ACCIDENT AL STAR TING by removing
spark plug wire and grounding it when s ervicing engine
or equipment. Disconnect negative w ire f rom battery
terminal if equipped with electric starting system.
KEEP cylinder fins and governor parts free of dirt,
grass andother debris whichcan affect enginespeed.
PULL starter cord slowly
until resistance is felt. Then
pullcordrapidly toavoid kickback andprevent handor
USEfresh gasoline.Stale fuelcan gumcarburetor and
CHECK fuel lines and fittings frequently for cracks or
leaks. Replace if necessary.
Use only Genuine Briggs & Stratton Parts or their
not of equivalent quality may damage the engine.