Engines matter. Here’s why:

Snow blower engines need to start easily, be reliable, and get your snow thrower running, even under the harshest conditions. Able to start at temperatures as low as -20°F, you can count on Briggs & Stratton snow blower engines to start on the coldest of winter mornings and deliver the power you need to move thick, heavy snow. Whether tackling a light dusting of snow or the winter’s worst storm, your snow blower engine matters.

Our Snow Blower Engine Warranty

The most important thing to consider when purchasing power equipment is the engine that powers it. Our engines provide easy starting, low maintenance and powerful performance – everything you have come to expect in a quality snow blower. We’re so confident in our engines that we offer this Snow Starting Promise warranty.

Briggs & Stratton Corporation warrants to the original owner that select Snow Engines equipped with Electric Start will start within two electric start attempts*, down to -20F (-28C.)

This warranty applies for a period of two years from the date of the original purchase and covers defects in engine materials or workmanship that may prevent the engine from starting within two electric start attempts. It includes the cost of parts and labor for repairs related to the starting problem.

Transportation costs to and from the repairing dealer is the owner’s responsibility. Parts and labor costs of routine maintenance items, such as spark plug, oil change, fuel filter, and fuel system maintenance, are not covered under this provision.

The use of non-original Briggs & Stratton® service parts may void this warranty if related to the starting problem.

The warranty excludes special operational conditions that could require more than two electric start attempts, including:

  • First time starting after an extended period of non-use or after seasonal storage
  • Ambient temperature starting is below -20F (-28C)
  • Failure to follow the recommended starting procedures and guidelines for fuel and oil usage as specified in the operating manual

Briggs & Stratton recommends fuel that is a minimum of 87 octane. Do not use fuel with more than 10 percent ethanol such as E15 or E85 fuel. E15 fuel is illegal to use in small gasoline powered engines. Damage to the engine caused by ethanol-blended fuels is not covered under the warranty of the engine.

Engines used commercially are not covered under this provision. All other exclusions of coverage noted in your engine Operating Manual under “About Your Warranty” apply. Warranty service is available only through authorized dealers by Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Locate your nearest Authorized Service Dealer with our dealer locator or by calling 1-800-233-3723.

*Two electric start attempts based on proper starting procedures and fuel and oil specifications as outlined in the operating manual are followed.

What Sets Briggs & Stratton Engines Apart?

100+ year tradition of excellence

Briggs & Stratton is the #1 mower engine choice for homeowners, with engines in 9-in-10 American homes

Commitment to Sustainability: including reduced waste, less emissions and saving electricity.

We're an American brand creating jobs for more than 3,000 employees in Wisconsin, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Alabama and Georgia.