Troubleshooting A System Failure On A Snapper 5HP Briggs & Stratton



I have a older model Snapper garden tiller with a 5 HP Briggs & Stratton horizontal shaft engine that has a no start condition. Here I go through troubleshooting steps to find whether it’s a ignition system, fuel system, or a engine mechanical system failure. It’s an easy process to do with basic hand tools and supplies. I hope this video helps you and if you haven’t already done so, please subscribe to my channel!

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2 thoughts on “Troubleshooting A System Failure On A Snapper 5HP Briggs & Stratton

  1. Actually, Mr. Mike, a sheared flywheel key will not prevent the armature from firing. It will only make it fire at the wrong time. That is why the pull cord will pull back against you when you attempt to crank the engine. When one of these engines sits without running for a long time most likely the contacts on the points have gotten corroded. Cleaning them will often restore your ignition. Not always, but often. My Harley used to do the same thing. I hope you have figured it out and gotten it running by now.

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