Briggs & Stratton customers often first look to the web to find answers to their small engine questions. As a PowerSmarts engine blog contributor, I’m here to answer typical Briggs & Stratton customer questions and trending topics we are hearing in the Answer Center over the phone, email, Facebook, and web Click2Chat.
Now that we are into summer, a common question we are getting is “I’d like to buy engine maintenance parts—where do I find the part number and where do I buy it?” Whether this customer is looking for engine repair products or a maintenance item to keep their unit running smoothly, they’ve already made the right choice in looking for Genuine Briggs & Stratton Parts.
In this walkthrough, I’m going to demonstrate how to find an air filter for the engine on my own Briggs & Stratton pressure washer through the online parts store. We’d begin on the Engine Parts and Accessories section of the Briggs and Stratton website where we will use an interactive tool to help us find the part we are looking for:
If you know your Briggs & Stratton part number, you can enter it in the search field of the Shop Parts field highlighted below. If you don’t know your part number, click “Get Started.”
To find the correct engine maintenance parts, you will first need to identify the Model-Type-Trim (MTT) number of your engine as most parts are unit specific. This MTT—an extended engine model number—is alpha-numeric and will be in the format XXXXXX-XXXX-XX. The MTT is usually found stamped on the front of the small engine, above the muffler, or on the engine valve cover. Do not confuse the model number of the product for the engine MTT.
(For example, my engine is on a Briggs & Stratton 3,400 PSI Pressure Washer that I use to clean my patio furniture. The model number of the pressure washer is 020275 while the MTT of the engine is 150212-0120-E9. If I tried to search for an engine part under the product model number, I would end up with zero results).
Once you enter a valid MTT, the data entry fields will turn green and you should click the go arrow. If you can’t find your MTT, click “Need Help Finding Your Model Number” for more detailed instructions on where it may be on your particular engine.
Once you identify your MTT, the next step will take you to a list of available engine repair parts that are available for sale online and current pricing. You can browse the list for the part you need and add it directly to your cart.
Or, you can use the search box to find keywords associated with your part. Note that the full part name may be different than what you may assume, so start with one or two keywords and expand as needed. (i.e. ‘filter’ instead of ‘air filter’).
Finally, if you don’t know what the part is named or cannot find it, you can use the Product Diagram feature to identify the part based on function and location on the engine.
Once you’ve identified the part and added it to the cart you can go through the checkout process just as you would on other online stores and have it shipped directly to you.
Still have questions before ordering engine parts online? Our Authorized Briggs & Stratton Dealers are there to help! Parts and Accessories can be purchased through your local dealer where they provide expert services on engine maintenance and repair.
If you would like to talk to an Answer Center representative for assistance, you can call us at (800) 444-7774 8am-5pm CST Monday-Friday. Our agents are ready to assist you in finding the Briggs & Stratton manuals, parts, and small engine information you need to keep your unit running for years to come.
Have a great 4th of July week!