Briggs & Stratton Briggs Stratton Vanguard V - Twin Vertical Ohv Engine with Electric Start 23 Hp, 1" X 3 5/32" Shaft, ModelNo. 386777 - 0036 - E1 - Page 3 - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

most rarely exceed 2600 psi as these can blow right through your hand..gpm maybe 40-45..there should be a plate with all that on the unit..

Briggs &... | Answered on Jul 10, 2014 | 81 views

it is possible that the valve stem is bent or has a build up on the stem that is jamming in the guide. Pull the head and replace the valve.

Briggs &... | Answered on Apr 11, 2014 | 595 views

check that the engine is not seized. have a load test done on the battery as it may be flat or have a dead cell

Briggs &... | Answered on Apr 11, 2014 | 82 views

Fouled plugs may be caused by oil leaking into the cylinder. Does it smoke when running (cold), are you using up the crank oil. Black smoke is excess gas comsumption, blue smoke is oil burning. If your plug is fouled with black carbon, you are most likely running to rich.

Briggs &... | Answered on Apr 07, 2014 | 642 views

You're screwed.

Briggs &... | Answered on Jul 10, 2015 | 166 views

check for loose manifold bolts . Check for blocked air filter. clean out carby and jets

Briggs &... | Answered on Aug 03, 2013 | 267 views

I would be checking low oil level as there is a low level oil switch that switches off when you run low on engine oil.

Briggs &... | Answered on Jun 01, 2013 | 171 views

reset the valve clearance to .010 and .012 as they will holding open when hot and upsetting the carby flow

Briggs &... | Answered on Jun 01, 2013 | 167 views

When you pull the trigger the motor comes under load as the pump starts to work at full pressure. Check for throttle control and setting for engine speed under load.

Briggs &... | Answered on May 18, 2013 | 232 views

i have the same issue and trying to figure it out so I appreciate being part of this conversation,

Briggs &... | Answered on May 16, 2013 | 642 views

have a load test done on the battery as it appears to fail when the current draw is high as in starting taking the current needed to run the ignition syatem

Briggs &... | Answered on Apr 25, 2013 | 181 views

check for obstructions in cooling radiator fins ---dirt --dust -foliage etc. check thermostat. check for correct coolant level Check for blown head gasket.

Briggs &... | Answered on Apr 25, 2013 | 170 views

Piston rings being wore.Thanks for asking and I hope this helps out.Please leave me 4 thumbs up.

Briggs &... | Answered on Mar 04, 2013 | 3,171 views

Could be that the needle is stuck in carb, or else the fuel pump diaphragm is bad. Check the pump, thats what I would check first.

Briggs &... | Answered on Feb 05, 2013 | 486 views

You are getting what is called blow by. Which happens when there is to much oil in crankcase or an oil ring is bad in engine

Briggs &... | Answered on Nov 03, 2012 | 788 views

You will need a volt meter to check that voltage. When the switch is on, it should be 12VDC or higher, depending on the battery's charge, normal is 13.5VDC with no loads on but is good at 12VDC and even lower as long as it works.

Unplug the leads to the solenoid, insert meter leads into plug from mower (not the one from solenoid), turn on key and if everything else is in the right position, brake set, blade off, you should get voltage to solenoid. Make sure you have good contact with plug terminals, sometimes takes three or four hands or leads with clips on them.

If you don't have a meter, you can use a 12VDC test light, but the cost is about the same on eBay, unless you make your own test light....

Briggs &... | Answered on Oct 08, 2012 | 423 views


You will need to buy a replacement magneto as the secondary (spark plug wires) are hard wired into the magneto.

Briggs &... | Answered on Sep 02, 2012 | 234 views

that is dangerouse

Briggs &... | Answered on Aug 02, 2012 | 98 views

it sounds like the needle valve is stuck open. This is connected to the float, and when the bowl gets low the float pulls this needle out of its seat and allows fuel to run in. Sometimes tapping on the bowl can resolve this. The needle is usually made of brass and can become corroded from water or from sitting or wintering over. if you take the bowl off you could also clean this up if tapping a little does not resolve the issue.

Briggs &... | Answered on May 05, 2012 | 1,973 views

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