How do I find the serial number on my engine?
Visit the Briggs and Stratton website using this link to find out how find your serial number.
What are the most common problems?
Visit the Briggs and Stratton website using this link to read all about the most common issues.
What concerns should I have about fuel?
Briggs and Stratton recommend the following:
- Use clean, fresh, unleaded petrol.
- Purchase fuel in a quantity that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness and volatility tailored to the season.
- Do not mix oil with petrol.
- Always treat new fuel with stabiliser to protect your equipment throughout the season.
What maintenance should I carry out on my Briggs and Stratton engine?
Please use this link to visit the Briggs and Stratton website where they explain the importance of regular maintenance and to see what tasks the consumer can carry out.
Is there a list of Briggs and Stratton FAQs?
Yes, this link will take you to the Briggs and Stratton website where the FAQs are maintained.
How long is the Briggs and Stratton Warranty?
24 months. Full details on the warranty policy can be found here.
I have a problem with my Briggs and Stratton engine, what should I do?
In the UK, Briggs and Stratton facilitate a dealer network consisting of over 800+ dealers that support the consumer directly and these dealers are suitably qualified to carry out warranty repairs. Consumers should not carry out any repairs or make any modifications to their engines.
If you have an issue with your engine then please contact a Briggs and Stratton dealer to discuss the problem.
There is petrol in my oil reservoir, what should I do?
This is probably caused by what Briggs and Stratton call “float bounce” or a stocking float in the carburettor. You will need to contact a Briggs and Stratton dealer to address the problem.
I have petrol leaking from my engine exhaust, is this a problem?
Yes, the engine is probably hydro locked and this needs looking at immediately. You should contact a Briggs and Stratton dealer to address the problem.
What is Hydro Lock?
This is when a volume of liquid enters the cylinder and prevents the 4 stroke cycle taking place. Consequently, the engine will not turn over due to high compression in the bore. To prevent hydro lock, keep up regular maintenance, use fresh, clean, treated fuel. Change the oil when needed, check it regularly and top up when required.
Can I fix Hydro Lock myself?
No. Please contact a Briggs and Stratton dealer immediately.
Do I need to be concerned about Vapour Lock?
No, all the small, vertical Briggs and Stratton engines cannot become vapour locked.