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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE WARRANTY POLICY
Briggs & Stratton warrants that, during the warranty period specified below, it will repair or replace, free of charge, any part that is defective in material or workmanship or
both. Transportation charges on product submitted for repair or replacement under this warranty must be borne by purchaser. This warranty is effective for and is subject to
the time periods and conditions stated below. For warranty service, find the nearest Authorized Service Dealer in our dealer locator map at BRIGGSandSTRATTON.COM.
The purchaser must contact the Authorized Service Dealer, and then make the product available to the Authorized Service Dealer for inspection and testing.
There is no other express warranty. Implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the warranty period
listed below, or to the extent permitted by l aw. Liability for incidental or consequential damages are excluded to the extent exclusion is permitted bylaw.Some
states or countries do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and some states or countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state and country to country. **
STANDARD WARRANTY TERMS *
Brand/Product Type Consumer Use Commercial Use
3 years 3 years
Commercial Turf Seriest
2 years 2 years
Engines Featuring Dura-Boret Cast Iron Sleeve
2 years 1 year
All Other Briggs & Stratton Engines 2 years 90 days
* These are our standard warranty terms, but occasionally there may be additional warranty coverage that was not determined at time of publication. For a listing of current
warranty terms for your engine, go to BRIGGSandSTRATTON.COM or contact your Briggs & Stratton Authorized Service Dealer.
** In Australia -- Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund foramajor
failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of
acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. For warranty service, find the nearest Authorized Service Dealer in our dealer locator map at
BRIGGSandSTRATTON.COM, or by calling 1300 274 447, or by emailing or writing to email@example.com, Briggs & Stratton AustraliaPtyLtd,1
Moorebank Avenue, Moorebank, NSW , Australia, 2170.
There is no warranty for engines on equipment used for prime power in place of a utility or for standby generators used for commercial purposes. Engines used in
competitive racing or on commercial or rental tracks are not warranted.
Vanguard installed on standby generators: 2 years consumer use, no warranty commercial use. Vanguard installed on utility vehicles: 2 years consumer use, 2 years
commercial use. Vanguard 3-cylinder liquid c ooled: see Briggs & Stratton 3/LC Engine Warranty Policy.
The warranty period begins on the date of purchase by the first retail or c ommercial consumer. “Consumer use” means personal residential household use by a retail consumer.
“Commercial use” means all other uses, including use for commercial, income producing or rental purposes. Once an engine has experienced commercial use, it shall thereafter be
considered as a commercial use engine for purposes of this warranty.
Save your proof of purchase receipt. If you do not provide proof of the initial purchase date at the time warranty service is requested, the manufacturing date of the
product will be used to determine the warranty period. Product registration is not required to obtain warranty service on Briggs & Stratton products.
About Your Warranty
This limited warranty covers engine-related material and/or workmanship issues only,
and not replacement or refund of the equipment to which the engine may be mounted.
Routine maintenance, tune-ups, adjustments, or normal wear and tear are not covered
under this warranty. Similarly, warranty is not applicable if the engine has been altered or
modified or if the engine serial number has been defaced or removed. This warranty
does not include used, reconditioned, second-hand, or demonstration equipment or
engines. This warranty does not cover engine damage or performance problems caused
1 The use of parts that are not original Briggs & Stratton parts;
2 Operating the engine with insufficient, contaminated, or an incorrect grade of
3 The use of contaminated or stale fuel, gasoline formulated with ethanol greater than
10%, or t he use of alternative fuels such as liquefied petroleum or natural gas on
engines not originally designed/manufactured by Briggs & Stratton to operate on
4 Dirt which entered the engine because of improper air cleaner maintenance or
5 Striking an object with the cutter blade of a rotary lawn mower, loose or improperly
installed blade adapters, impellers, or other crankshaft coupled devices, or
excessive v-belt tightness;
6 Associated parts or assemblies such as clutches, transmissions, equipment
controls, etc., which are not supplied by Briggs & Stratton;
7 Overheating due to grass clippings, dirt and debris, or rodent nests which plug or
clog the cooling fins or flywheel area, or by operating the engine without sufficient
8 Excessive vibration due to over-speeding, loose engine mounting, loose or
unbalanced cutter blades or impellers, or improper coupling of equipment
components to the crankshaft;
9 Misuse, lack of routine maintenance, shipping, handling, or warehousing of
equipment, or improper engine installation.
W arranty service is available only through Briggs & Stratton Authorized Service
Dealers. Locate your nearest Authorized Service D ealer in our dealer locator map at
BRIGGSandSTRATT ON .COM or b y calling 1- 800-233-3723 (in USA).