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Briggs & Stratton Small Engine Recoil Starter #797430

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This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the recoil starter on Briggs and Stratton small engines, commonly found in lawn mowers, riding tractors, zero-turn radius mowers, pressure washers, generators, log splitters, and snowblowers. The main reason for replacing the recoil starter assembly is if the engine won’t start.

All of the information in this starter replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Briggs & Stratton

Tools used: socket wrench

Step By Step Instructions

1
To make it easier to service the engine, you may wish to position the snowblower on its front and have little or no gasoline in the tank.
2
Before you begin the repair, make sure the engine has cooled turn off the fuel valve and remove the start key.
3
Depending on how the old recoil starter is mounted, remove the screws to release it from the housing or use a 3/16th inch drill bit to drill out any rivets or spot welds.
4
Note the orientation of the old starter and pull it off along with the rewind guard.
5
Install the new recoil starter by first positioning the existing rewind guard on the blower housing.
6
Now align the new starter on the guard and secure it with the screws.
7
With the new recoil starter installed you can now turn the fuel valve back on and return the start key to the engine.
Description
This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the recoil starter on Briggs and Stratton small engines, commonly found in lawn mowers, riding tractors, zero-turn radius mowers, pressure washers, generators, log splitters, and snowblowers. The main reason for replacing the recoil starter assembly is if the engine won’t start.

All of the information in this starter replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Briggs & Stratton

Tools used: socket wrench
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
To make it easier to service the engine, you may wish to position the snowblower on its front and have little or no gasoline in the tank.
2
Before you begin the repair, make sure the engine has cooled turn off the fuel valve and remove the start key.
3
Depending on how the old recoil starter is mounted, remove the screws to release it from the housing or use a 3/16th inch drill bit to drill out any rivets or spot welds.
4
Note the orientation of the old starter and pull it off along with the rewind guard.
5
Install the new recoil starter by first positioning the existing rewind guard on the blower housing.
6
Now align the new starter on the guard and secure it with the screws.
7
With the new recoil starter installed you can now turn the fuel valve back on and return the start key to the engine.

Applicable Product Model

Small Engine
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