Re: Help - Briggs & Stratton 135200 series Will Not Start
Pull the starter very slowly and feel if it has any compression. If you feel compression, add a little gas to the carb intake and try to start it. If you don't feel much compression, remove the plug and add a tablespoon of oil to the cylinder. If it now starts, you know you have a compression problem, most likely insufficient intake valve clearance, not an uncommon problem on a tiller. Generally, a sheared key with electronic ignition will advance the timing so much it will pull the starter rope right out of your hand. If you do have a leaky intake valve, the engine will start more easily with the air filter removed, reinstall it once (if) you get it running. This is most likely worth fixing, as that is an excellent tiller, better than anything you can buy today.