Tipping to Drain the Oil

How do you drain the oil on a Briggs and Stratton lawn mower?

Tipping to Drain the Oil

  1. Locate your air filter, spark plug and dipstick tube.
  2. Place a drain pan on the floor.
  3. Tilt the engine so that the dipstick tube is towards the pan and drain the oil through the dipstick tube.

How do you use a Briggs and Stratton oil drain valve?


  1. Remove drain plug and drain oil into an appropriate container.
  2. Hand tighten the oil drain valve into the drain hole, then wrench tighten an additional 1/2 turn.
  3. Ensure valve is closed; push in and turn clockwise.
  4. Add oil to the engine according to the instructions in the operator’s manual.

Where is the oil drain plug on a Briggs and Stratton engine?

Typically, however, on vertical shaft engines, the oil drain plug is located beneath the engine block near the crankshaft. To remove the square plug, all that is required is a standard size 3/8″ ratchet and extension (no socket).

Is it OK to tip a lawn mower on its side?

The absolute best way is to tip it straight back on its back wheels. But as it’s at a 45 degree in this position, access to the underside of the deck can be tricky, which is why I like to tilt it on its side. Just make sure the carburetor and air filter are facing up.

What happens if mower is low on oil?

If an engine runs out of oil it will cause friction inside the engine, causing it to overheat and fusing the pistons and stoping (seizing) the engine. This will also cause irreversible damage to the engine.

How often should lawn mower oil be changed?

every 50 hours
Taking proper care of your lawn mower will help your machine run well for years to come. One overlooked aspect in lawn mower maintenance is how frequent oil changes should take place. Engine oil and oil filters should be replaced at least once every spring or summer, or every 50 hours of use – whichever comes first.

Where is the oil drain plug on a Briggs and Stratton?

How do I maintain my Briggs&Stratton lawn mower engine?

Proper care and maintenance of your four cycle Briggs & Stratton lawn mower engine has repeatedly proven to be the key to long engine life. It is important that you drain the oil from your engine after the first five hours of use. Doing so will ensure that any debris created by the engines break-in process is removed from the engine oil.

How do I change the oil in my lawn mower?

Place the mower on a level surface, add the required amount of oil, check the oil level , replace the dipstick, reconnect your engine spark plug, remove the plastic baggie from the gas tank and start your engine. To help protect the environment and conserve valuable resources, recycle your used engine oil.

How much oil does a Briggs and Stratton pressure washer take?

Briggs & Stratton SAE 30. 15 oz. of oil is required for the 2200 PSI Pressure Washer engine. Consult your engine operator’s manual for information specific to your engine. Proper care and maintenance of your equipment is proven to be the key to long engine life.

What engine oil should I use in my Briggs&Stratton?

We have modified our engine oil recommendations to state that you may now use a synthetic 5W30 (100074WEB) or 10W30 oil in all temperature ranges. We recommend the use of Briggs & Stratton Synthetic Oil. The use of this high-quality detergent oil assures compliance with Briggs & Stratton warranty requirements regarding the use of appropriate oil.