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Briggs/Sears washer motor - What is it?


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Old 04-14-2009, 06:40:01 PM
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Photo Briggs/Sears washer motor - What is it?

Picked this up last week. I am sure it is really a Briggs but I don't know much about them. What model is it, what should it have for a gas tank, was there a kick start on it originally? I am surprised by the stamped metal base & the big crank case breather.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:56:42 PM
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Default Re: Briggs/Sears washer motor - What is it?

I would say most likely an early Briggs WMB, and was probably on a washing machine. My 2 cents.
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Default Re: Briggs/Sears washer motor - What is it?

I concur, a WMB. Post the type number as I can I.D. for sure from the parts books I have. I have one just like it with the same exhaust manifold and LITTLE VACU-JET carb with no provision for an air cleaner.

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Default Re: Briggs/Sears washer motor - What is it?

Quick way of identifiying. If the spark plug is verticle, in the top centre of the head, its a WMB.
if the spark plug is horizontal, in the edge of the head, just over the carburator, its a WM
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Default Re: Briggs/Sears washer motor - What is it?

Except I've had a WMB with the horizontal spark plug.
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Default Re: Briggs/Sears washer motor - What is it?

The head has been changed or the data tag is not the original to the engine.

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Does the engine have 4 cooling fins on yhe exhaust port or 2 cooling fins ? can't tell from picture exhaust manifold is in the way. if its 4 its a WMB if its 2 its a WM.
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Default Re: Briggs/Sears washer motor - What is it?

My engine, the one in the original pics, is a model 500.60924, series 97. Does that fit with a WMB? Is the stamped steel base normal?

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Old 04-15-2009, 08:47:52 PM
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Default Re: Briggs/Sears washer motor - What is it?

I do beleive the WMB could be eaither way. Horizontal or virtical plug. I have a WMB with a virtical plug and the head IS original. I've said this many times over. It's hard to say definitly what briggs did or didnt do. There were so many diferent variations to please so many diferent clients it's hard to tell sometimes. Inless you have a big book about 12 inches thick that has the variations. Thats the usual stamped base.
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Default Re: Briggs/Sears washer motor - What is it?

Here is a link to a list of 5 digit Type Numbers and for 6 digit Type Numbers
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The picture were posted by Zira, Not by me.

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Type 60924 would be for a model WM.
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Kent
sorry about that Sometimes I get a little ahead of myself.
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