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Old 04-18-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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briggs 6.5 h.p. hard starting


why does it take 3 pulls to start a6.5 briggs lawn mower

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Old 04-18-2012, 06:47 PM   #2
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why does it take 3 pulls to start a6.5 briggs lawn mower
Because it's a 6.5 briggs & stratton.
Should have gone with the 6.0,that only takes two.

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Three pulls is not a hard start, that's about normal.
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Three pulls is not a hard start, that's about normal.
^ What he said.
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Push the primer bulb a few more times. My 6.5 is over 15 years old and still starts on the first pull, but now I have to prime 8-10 times instead of the original 3-4. Replacing the bulb and rebuilding the carb has been on my list for a long time, just not a high priority. Probably won't get done until it fails completely.
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