Briggs Stratton Lawn Mower 14 User Manual

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In the USA and Canada,  
our 24 hour hotline is:  
Briggs & Stratton Corporation  
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201  
Keep these instructions for future reference.  
Before installing and operating this engine  
read and observe all warnings, cautions and  
instructions on both sides of this sheet, on the engine,  
and in the operating & maintenance instructions.  
NOTE: This sheet of instructions and safety information is not meant to cover all  
possible conditions and situations that may occur. Read entire Operating &  
Maintenance Instructions for this engine AND the instructions for the equipment  
this engine powers. Failure to follow instructions and safety information could  
result in serious injury or death.  
The safety alert symbol  
information about hazards that can result in personal injury.  
( )  
is used to identify safety  
A signal word (DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION) is used with the  
alert symbol to indicate the likelihood and the potential severity of  
injury. In addition, a hazard symbol may be used to represent the type  
of hazard.  
Moving Parts  
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,  
will result in death or serious injury.  
Toxic Fumes  
Hot Surface  
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not  
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.  
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,  
might result in minor or moderate injury.  
CAUTION, when used without the alert symbol,  
indicates a situation that could result in damage to  
the engine.  
FORM MS-6445-01/03  
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All engine parts, including fuel  
cap, spark plug, muffler, air  
cleaner, and covers and guards  
for drive components (gears,  
belts, shafts, couplings, etc.)  
must be in place before attempt-  
ing to start engine.  
Failure to select the correct engine could  
result in fire or explosion.  
If engine is installed on walk  
behind lawn mower, all mower  
components, including cutting  
blade, must be correctly  
installed before attempting to  
start engine.  
Some engines are unique and designed for specific applications  
or types of equipment. If this engine will be used to build new  
equipment, contact Briggs & Stratton to ensure that the engine is  
appropriate for the intended use.  
Note: For all Go-karts use only a model 136200 series en-  
gine, which offers improved safety and performance.  
Replacement engines should be the same model as the original  
engine, or be the Briggs & Stratton designated replacement  
engine. Refer to the Operation & Maintenance Instructions for  
engine identification information.  
When working on the engine or  
equipment, remove spark plug  
wire from spark plug. For electric  
start, remove negative wire from  
Do not check for spark with  
spark plug removed. Use Briggs  
& Stratton spark tester #19368.  
Note: For all Go-karts use only a model 136200 series en-  
gine, which offers improved safety and performance.  
Do not use Briggs & Stratton engines on 3-wheel All-Terrain  
Vehicles (ATVs), motor bikes, air craft products, or vehicles  
intended for use in competitive events. Briggs & Stratton does not  
approve of or authorize such uses.  
[1] Do not attempt to install this engine if you do not have the  
appropriate tools and knowledge of small engine installation  
procedures. Use only Briggs & Stratton parts. Contact your  
Authorized Service Dealer for assistance.  
When adding fuel:  
[2] Do not modify the engine in any way without Briggs & Stratton  
factory approval. Any such modification is at the owner’s sole  
[3] If the exhaust system on the old engine was supplied by the  
equipment manufacturer, you must transfer the exhaust  
system and related components (original muffler and related  
pipes, brackets, clamps, and shields) to the new engine. All  
components must be in good condition.  
Turn engine off and let engine cool at least 2 minutes before  
removing gas cap.  
Fill fuel tank outdoors or in well-ventilated area. Fill tank to about  
1 inch below lowest portion of neck to allow for fuel expansion.  
Keep gasoline away from sparks, open flames, pilot lights, heat,  
and other ignition sources.  
Install muffler (and muffler de-  
flector if used) so outlet points  
away from operator, fuel tank,  
and equipment, and so muffler  
heat will not damage or deform  
engine and components.  
When starting engine:  
Remove all external equipment/engine loads.  
Wait until spilled fuel is evaporated. Start engine outdoors.  
Pull cord slowly until resistance is felt, then pull rapidly.  
Ensure all fuel lines and fittings  
are properly assembled and do  
not leak. Replacement parts  
must be the same model as the  
If engine floods, set choke to OPEN/RUN, place throttle in FAST  
and crank until engine starts.  
Ensure all wiring, including safe-  
ty switches and engine shut-off  
components are completely  
installed and functioning proper-  
When operating equipment:  
Do not tip engine or equipment at angle which causes gasoline to  
Run engine outdoors. Do not run in enclosed area, even if doors  
or windows are open.  
[7] Set engine speed to equipment manufacturer’s specification.  
Refer to equipment manufacturer’s manual. Do not tamper with  
governor springs, or other parts that will increase engine speed  
above specification.  
Do not choke carburetor to stop engine.  
FORM MS-6445-01/03  
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