How to Replace Carburetor on a Briggs & Stratton Small Engine

If you have determined that you need to replace the carburetor in your Briggs & Stratton small engine or you need to remove it to clean it out follow these step-by-step instructions:

**Make sure the engine has been cooled before doing this repair**

  • Remove the spark plug wire from the engine
  • Loosen the air filter cover screws and remove the cover, filter, and cleaner (if equipped)
  • Remove the control cover by removing the screw on the top
  • Remove the air filter base plate by removing the screws
  • Using pliers release the clamp securing the fuel line
  • Unplug the fuel line and plug it so gas does not spill out
  • Move the choke lever assembly to the side by removing the screw
  • Remove the carburetor mounting bolts
  • Rotate the carburetor to remove it from the throttle control lever
  • Remove the O-ring from the engine intake tube

**The new carburetor will have a new O-ring, be sure to install new one**

 

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