Did change the oil, sharpen the blade, clean the air filter replaced the spark plug and gave it a good cleaning. Outside of the oil being very low did not find anything really wrong with it. This lawn mower for the age is in really good shape, he is going to pick this up and give it try!
Briggs and Stratton 550EX Lawn Mower engine on a Yard Machines walk behind mower won’t start. This video shows how to service the carburetor, and the linkage. These engines are used on many mowers including: Yard Machines, Craftsman, Briggs and Stratton and many more. This video is courtesy of The Alameda Repair Shop in Alameda, CA
One easy fix on a Free Sears Craftsman Lawn Mower Model # 917.389062 with a Briggs & Stratton 6.75 HP Plantinum Engine. This lawn mower was left to the curb for me to pickup he had hit something and the blade was hitting underneath. A few hammer time taps with a rubber mallet pushed the metal back out, solved the problem and started 1st pull! See a Part II coming soon will sharpen & balance the blade, clean the nasty air filter, give it a bath and do a final start. See Part II the final after look and start:
Got this Scott’s Broken Lawn Mower free on our local Craigslist, this one is self propelled. I had regular push mower Scotts that is in need of an engine similar to this. Not sure if this engine is any good or not the rope is broken out of it, stored under a deck sideways, most of the oil has poured out of it. Have been looking for a engine replacement in the really nice push Scotts Lawn Mower. Both Scotts have the same engines the Intek 6.5HP OHV Briggs and Stratton engine. Will first clean this before I even touch it. Will go through the valves to see if they are stuck, check for spark and then off with the gas tank and the carburetor.