How to Clean a Carburetor of a Briggs & Stratton 500 Series Engineby Martin Adamovic
The carburetor on the Briggs and Stratton 500 series needs to be cleaned occasionally. You must clean the carburetor on the 500 series, like on any engine, in a certain way so you don't harm the cleaner or the carburetor.
Disassemble the carburetor completely. Remove all rubber and plastic parts. This includes the choke valves and pickup tubes.
Soak metal parts in a carburetor cleaner. Soak all metal parts for one hour in carburetor cleaner, which you can get at your local automotive store.
Remove the cleaner from the carburetor. Wash the carburetor cleaner off of the carburetor with with kerosene. Allow the carburetor to dry before putting it back together.
- close Carburetor cleaners are strong chemicals capable of dissolving paint, rust and human skin. Avoid breathing the fumes and protect your hands by wearing rubber gloves.
- photo_camera moteur de moto image by Emmanuel MARZIN from Fotolia.com