5 HP Briggs and Stratton Tiller Won’t Start

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This Video shows the repair of 5HP Turf Til Tiller that will not start but looks like it should. There ended up being 2 issues, one was a bad spark plug which masked the other issue
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john palma says:

Nice to listen to a repair video without the usual grunting, groaning and moaning.Thanks

raymanretro says:

Nice clear instructions, Thank you!

John Ware says:

This was awesome. And I'm jealous to the point of suspicious about a garage that clean. 🙂 How did you know to look for the flywheel problem before doing a carb service? I've got an old B&S chipper shredder that is similar non-start, sparks fine, just got the carb service kit to do the carb service after replacing spark plug and verifying spark.

Dave Ferris says:

I have the same green 5hp turf till I need to get cables for it and I can't find a model on the body

What ever says:

Love the vids man.

Kevin Guertin says:

Thanks for this Bruce! When testing for spark with the light bulb, what is the normal dc voltage that goes to a spark plug? Is the bulb inside the test light a neon bulb or something else?
Thanks again, loving all these vid's you've done!

FordGuyAJ says:

If the keyway sheared how was the flywheel turning the crank when u pulled it? I imagine the flyweel just spinning on the crank rod? Or was it just sheared and then it jammed enough to hold it out of time? Thanks

Jackie Dill says:

Hi, I was wondering if you could help my dad out. He has a motor very similar to this and he is trying to figure out how to hook up the governor rod. I've helped him find several videos and yours is the only one that has the throttle with a flap like his. Sadly you didn't show in this video how to hook up the governor rod, if you possibly have a video online already that shows this could you let me know? Thank you in advance.

Charlie Norton says:

Hey Bruce, I have an old 3hp Briggs from the 1960s but it will just not run right, it surges and, splutters but it will not rev up and if I go on anything lower than full throttle it kills itself and full throttle is basically idle.

davidisdivad says:

Thanks for the info, but i found a slight problem with the clone motors etc. I think the original Briggs had a gear box on it, i'm not entirely sure but is it possible the gear box ran the drive pulley clockwise and the tiller counter clockwise. What i picked up is an old Honda 5.5 hp, installed (no problem) ran two pulleys, one smaller for drive and the other larger for the tines to spin faster. Well the motor runs clockwise >>> and everthing runs backwards.. 🙁 As a temporary fix, i ran the belts in a figure 8 and everything started to move forward 🙂 Yay! …but the belts rub.. didn't last (smoked and melted but only after I got done what i wanted. What i'm confused about is, on a rear tiller, with front wheel drive, do the tines move opposite of the drive? I don't want to buy a clockwise motor then find out the tines run oppossite of the drive? I had lots of power, but it seemed to want to run away and not dig down.
maybe i can work on a video for input..

davidisdivad says:

I have this exact tiller.. The motor blew, is there a substitute motor option or maybe a replacent equivalent?

sledge hammer says:

Good job , good video , I liked .

12 masters says:

Stumbled upon this video. I have the exact same tiller, but couldn't figure out the make. now I know what it is! it was given to me by a neighbor who upgraded. it was healthy for me to see you do the internal work first, and this helps me to attempt it myself. thank you do much Bruce.

skern002 says:

Bruce this is not related topic but what causes a mower engine to backfire? Is there a fix?

kungfu kenny says:

question: i have a 3hp B&S and and i have no spark, one wire goes from the coil to the points, one to the sparkplug but i dont know where the third wire has to go.

KenDroid66 says:

Well done video, Bruce.

Sticks, Stones and iron says:

Nice primer, I just got a BCS with tiller and snowblower attachment, similar 5 HP Briggs engine. The previous owner did not start it for the past 2 years. great video

cherokeefiddler says:

Another great video, Bruce. I thought for sure this was my problem but it isn't. I have the 5hp or 206cc engine on a leaf blower (given to me). It won't hit on primer fuel so I cleaned carb. I thought spark was low so I replaced coil and plug. I check the key as you did in this video and still nothing! Could it be valve needing adjustment? I only see tutorials on adjust OHV. Where is the valve cover on these horzizontals? Thanks.

coasttal123 says:

Where do you get the lift for mowers and tillers you have?

1teddy1979 says:

I have the exact same tiller as this and it runs good but the bushings at the bottom by the tines are shot do you know where I might be able to find parts?

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