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Check the flywheel key. If you did not use the soak carb cleaner to clean carb i would get some and clean it again.
Sam

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Stale fuel, dirt, and debris are the most common cause of outdoor power equipment not starting or running properly. If you store equipment with untreated gas in the tank, it can lead to engine damage.
Gasoline that contains alcohol has a tendency to ignite easier, which can cause afterfire. Small engine muffler type and manufacture. Carburetor adjustment may not be properly set for correct engine performance. Anti-afterfire solenoid may not be working properly.
You Lose Power in the Middle of Mowing:

Here`s why this happens and what you can do: Dirty Air Filter on Your Lawn Mower: Clean or replace. Dirty Spark Plug: Clean or replace. Build Up of Clippings & Debris: Clean underside of your lawn mower deck as noted above.

If your Briggs & Stratton engine has a spark but won`t run, then it is most likely a problem with the gas or air intake in the engine. The spark on the spark plug ignites the gas in the piston, but if the air filter is clogged or the gas can`t flow, then the engine won`t start.
A Dirty Carburetor Can Cause a Lawnmower To Start Then Die

By far, the most common issue that causes a stalled motor is a dirty carburetor. The carburetor on your engine is the thing that draws in air and mixes it with the fuel. Contrary to what the movies might make you think, gasoline itself is not very flammable.

Clip one end of a spark tester to the ignition cable and ground other end to the cylinder head. Spin the flywheel rapidly (at least 350 RPM) and watch for a spark in the tester window. If there`s no spark the coil will need replaced.
One of the most common causes of a sputtering engine is an issue with the vehicle`s fuel system—the filter, pump, and injectors. These three critical components work together to ensure fuel flows smoothly from the fuel tank to your engine`s fuel injectors, and then pumps into the engine evenly.
Another possible cause of your backfire is a spark plug refusing to “spark” when the exhaust valve opens. If the air/fuel mixture has become too rich, unburned fuel is left in the exhaust system. The misfired spark plug ignites the rich air/fuel mixture, causing a loud “bang” in the tail pipe.

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No spark on a 126T020675B2 Briggs 6.75 hp mower engine
ANSWER : Gap needs to be 10 thousands of a inch done with a brass feeler gauge ..mag/flywheel has a spot with a magnetic field if you look you can see it it should make a 1/2 wrench stick to it if not replace mag/flywheel ..check key way also

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I need the spark plug gap for a MTD mower model # 11A038A729. It has a Briggs 12M902 0451 E1. Thanks.
ANSWER : The proper gap is ..030″ Here is the Briggs application chart for L-Head engines like yours.
http://www.manddsmallengine.com/briggs/info/plug7.html

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42′ Poulan 20 hp-I was mowing & there was a loud pop,mower ideled down & quit. It will turn over but won’t start.
ANSWER : Check compression, should be over 90psi to start. And check spark. The loud pop I am going to assume came from the exhaust, which if you lost spark would cause excess gas to ignite. Causes of no spark, bad coil, or defective and or damaged safty swith.

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How do I remove and clean air filter? – Briggs & Stratton Lawn-Boy 10640 20-Inch 6.5 HP Gas Powered Lawn Mower
ANSWER : There should be a square of plastic on the side of the engine which is opposite of the muffler. It has a small hex head with a slot cut in it. Remove this plastic cover and the air cleaner should be inside of it.

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Backfiring thru carburator briggs and straton
ANSWER : Manual said use champion qc12yc spark plugs gap 40 hard to found i use b&s plugs fail out. do i need to use qc12yc plugs

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Oil quanity I have 20 hp craftsman briggs and stratton twin how much oil when you change out oil
ANSWER : Usually 1 qt

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I need the spark plug gap for an Ariens ST624E. the spark plug = 21533500
ANSWER : The recommended setting is .030″

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What Gap for spark plug on 3.5 hp engine? – Briggs & Stratton Briggs Stratton Lawnmower Lawn Mower Short Block
ANSWER : .030 or 76 MM

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