Briggs and Stratton Quantum Edge Help!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kawasaki guy, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    yes, I did stick a new engine on at one point.

    It could be the spring because the mower started on the first pull until now.
  2. kymowboy

    kymowboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    Since the flywheel brake assembly is in place and the engine ran at one point, whatever was holding the brake off the flywheel has either broken or fell off.
    The CPSC approved fix would be to install a "operator present" bail assembly and cable so the mower is safe to use.
    Some other possible alternatives might to be install another device to pull the brake away from the flywheel (wire, coat hanger, zip tie) or remove the spring(s), or completely remove the brake assembly, if you are willing to assume all risk of removing a safety feature from this mower.
    I installed a "newer" engines on an old aluminum Craftsman deck that didn't have the bail and simply removed the spring.
  3. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,010

    What is in the pics is how the dealer rigged it for me when I replaced engine.

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