Carburetor Choke Operation
How does the carburetor's choke operate?
When the choke is applied on an engine, it closes a plate inside the carburetor, creating a difference of pressure. This pressure disparity causes fuel to be forced into the carburetor, allowing for easier starting of the engine. Once the engine has been started and warmed to operating temperature, it should not be necessary to apply the choke due to sufficient pressure created by the engine to keep the fuel flowing properly.
If choke related concerns are being experienced, A good source for engine specifications and technical servicing information would be a Briggs & Stratton Repair Manual (Lookup Repair Manual by Model Series.) The correct Repair Manual for your model engine is often listed in your engine's Illustrated Parts List.
Repair Manuals are available for purchase through our websites Repair Manuals section or locally from a Briggs & Stratton Authorized Dealer.
Your best source of information regarding any engine concern would be a Briggs & Stratton Authorized Dealer. Your Briggs & Stratton Authorized Dealer has all the information relating to Briggs & Stratton warranty information, replacement engines, short blocks, parts, pricing, service/repair, specifications, etc.
For your convenience, we offer three easy ways to locate your nearest Briggs & Stratton Authorized Dealers:
Use our website's Service Dealer Locator.
Visit www.yellowpages.com and enter "Lawn Mowers" or "Engines-Gasoline" in the Category search field and your Postal Code in the Location search field.
Call the Briggs & Stratton Automated Hotline at (800) 444-7774. This hotline is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week and features voice recognition technology to assist you in finding the Briggs & Stratton Authorized Dealers in your area. Automated maintenance tips, product information, and FAQs are also offered through voice activated menus.
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