Author Archives: Carissa Gingras

Carissa Gingras

About Carissa Gingras

As Marketing Director of Consumer Engines and Service at Briggs and Stratton, it’s her conversations with dealers and consumers about the industry, trends and products that Carissa enjoys the most. The opportunity to write for the Briggs PowerSmarts blog is simply an extension of those conversations that excite her. When she’s not at work talking engines, chances are she’s getting her hands dirty with a home remodeling project, yard work (including mowing with her walk behind mower powered, of course, by Briggs & Stratton). Carissa doesn’t just work in the home improvement category – she lives it. And when she’s not talking about or playing with engines, she’s probably with her family and dogs, out on her boat, entertaining or indulging her foodie tendencies.

Small Engine Carburetor

Small Engine Parts Focus: Carburetor

One of the most common repairs our dealers see involves a problem with the carburetor. A carburetor regulates the flow of air and gasoline into the engine cylinders. If you can’t get a small engine started, or it takes too many pulls to get it going, your problem could be a corroded or gummed-up carburetor. [...]