Briggs & Stratton Corporation warrants to the original owner that select 2018 engine models* equipped with ReadyStart® will always start on the first or second pull and select 2018 engine models** equipped with InStart™ will always start on the first or second starting attempt♦, or we will fix it for free. 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 on the first or second pull or starting attempt. It includes the cost of parts and labor for repairs related to the starting system. Transportation costs to and from the repairing dealer is the owner's responsibility.
Parts and labor costs of routine maintenance items, for such as air filter, 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. Using Briggs & Stratton Advanced Formula Fuel Treatment & Stabilizer is an effective way to stop the harmful effects associated especially with ethanol blends.
The warranty excludes special operational conditions that could require more than two pulls or attempts, including:
- First time starting after an extended period of non-use or after seasonal storage
- Cool ambient temperature starting, such as found in early spring or late autumn
- Failure to follow the recommended guidelines for fuel and oil usage as specified in the operating manual
Engines used commercially are not covered under this provision. All other warranty terms and exclusions of coverage noted in your Operator's Manual under "About Your Warranty" apply. Warranty service is available only through authorized dealers by Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Locate your nearest Authorized Service Dealer in our dealer locator map online or learn more about Briggs & Stratton engine warranties.