Hey all, I am new here as well a new owner of a JD LT166 with a Briggs and Stratton 303777 a 1998 I think.
I got this tractor from my friend who has a new tractor and needs the space. So he gave it to me, and said it was running fine last year. I replaced a battery and front tire. But it still won't start. When turning the key it turns over but stops, I know by fiddling with it that is seems to be getting no gas past the filter. I tired to take the carburetor off to see the condition and clean it but I can't get it off completely. I cannot get the carb off the mounting bolts, there is a spring and long thin rod assembly I can't get off the carb, the other end is connected to a bracket below the engine and appears the only way to remove it is to bend the rod or break.unless I am missing something.
Like I said before the engine does turn over, sometimes about a 1/4 turn and sometimes about a full turn. If I keep the key turned sometimes I hear a whining sound. If the gas doesn't get to the pump, is that the pump or carb, or something else?
Please help, any suggestions would be or great help. Even some direction or instructions on how to remove the carburetor on this engine. I can't find any manuals on this B & S.