My Engine Doesn't Start

Why won't my engine start?

Here are some initial areas to investigate if the engine will not start:

  • Is there enough fresh gasoline?
    Remember...your unit uses UNLEADED fuel only.
  • Is the fuel valve on?
    Be sure to turn it all the way on.
  • Is the ignition switch in the "on" position?
  • Is there enough oil in the engine?
    Is it filled to the "FULL" mark on the dipstick?
  • Is the low oil shutdown switch activated?
    Air can get trapped in the switch during oil filling, rocking the equipment from side to side corrects this situation

For further assistance with Briggs & Stratton engines, please visit the Briggs & Stratton Web site's Engine Troubleshooting FAQ section.