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Limited Warranty; Standard Warranty Terms; About Your Warranty - GE 310000 - REVISION C Operator's Manual

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Briggs & Stratton Corporation will repair or replace, free of charge, any part(s) of the engine 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, or by calling
1-800-233-3723, or as listed in the 'Yellow Pages'.
There is no other expressed warranty. Implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year from
purchase, or to the extent permitted by law. All other implied warranties are excluded. Liability for incidental or consequential damages are excluded to the
extent exclusion is permitted by law. 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.
Brand/Product Type
Vanguardt
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Extended Life Seriest; I/C ® ; Intekt I/C ® ; Intekt Pro; Commercial Turf Seriest
Professional Seriest with Dura-Boret Cast Iron Sleeve;
850 Seriest with Dura-Boret Cast Iron Sleeve;
Snow Series MAXt with Dura-Boret Cast Iron Sleeve
All Other Briggs & Stratton Engines Featuring Dura-Boret Cast Iron Sleeve
All Other Briggs & Stratton Engines
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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 Authorized Briggs & Stratton Service Dealer.
Home Standby Generator applications: 2 years consumer warranty only. No commercial warranty. This warranty does not apply to engines on equipment used for
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prime power in place of a utility. 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
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commercial use. Vanguard 3-cylinder liquid cooled: see Briggs & Stratton 3/LC Engine Owner Warranty Policy.
The warranty period begins on the date of purchase by the first retail consumer or commercial end user, and continues for the period of time stated in the table above. "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.
No warranty registration is necessary to obtain warranty on Briggs & Stratton Products. 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.

About Your Warranty

Briggs & Stratton welcomes warranty repair and apologizes to you for being
inconvenienced. Any Authorized Service Dealer may perform warranty repairs. Most
warranty repairs are handled routinely, but sometimes requests for warranty service may
not be appropriate.
If a customer differs with the decision of the Service Dealer, an investigation will be made
to determine whether the warranty applies. Ask the Service Dealer to submit all
supporting facts to his Distributor or the Factory for review. If the Distributor or the
Factory decides that the claim is justified, the customer will be fully reimbursed for those
items that are defective. To avoid misunderstanding which might occur between the
customer and the Dealer, listed below are some of the causes of engine failure that the
warranty does not cover.
Normal wear: Engines, like all mechanical devices, need periodic parts service and
replacement to perform well. Warranty will not cover repair when normal use has
exhausted the life of a part or an engine. Warranty would not apply if engine damage
occurred because of misuse, lack of routine maintenance, shipping, handling,
warehousing or improper installation. Similarly, warranty is void if the serial number of the
engine has been removed or the engine has been altered or modified.
Improper maintenance: The life of an engine depends upon the conditions under which
it operates, and the care it receives. Some applications, such as tillers, pumps and rotary
mowers, are very often used in dusty or dirty conditions, which can cause what appears
to be premature wear. Such wear, when caused by dirt, dust, spark plug cleaning grit, or
other abrasive material that has entered the engine because of improper maintenance, is
not covered by warranty.
This warranty covers engine related defective material and/or workmanship only,
and not replacement or refund of the equipment to which the engine may be
mounted. Nor does the warranty extend to repairs required because of:
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Problems caused by parts that are not original Briggs & Stratton parts.
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Equipment controls or installations that prevent starting, cause unsatisfactory engine
performance, or shorten engine life. (Contact equipment manufacturer.)
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE OWNER WARRANTY POLICY

LIMITED WARRANTY

STANDARD WARRANTY TERMS

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Consumer Use
3 years
2 years
2 years
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Leaking carburetors, clogged fuel pipes, sticking valves, or other damage, caused
by using contaminated or stale fuel.
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Parts which are scored or broken because an engine was operated with insufficient
or contaminated lubricating oil, or an incorrect grade of lubricating oil (check and
refill when necessary, and change at recommended intervals). OIL GARD may not
shut down running engine. Engine damage may occur if oil level is not properly
maintained.
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Repair or adjustment of associated parts or assemblies such as clutches,
transmissions, remote controls, etc., which are not manufactured by Briggs &
Stratton.
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Damage or wear to parts caused by dirt, which entered the engine because of
improper air cleaner maintenance, re-assembly, or use of a non-original air cleaner
element or cartridge. At recommended intervals, clean and/or replace the filter as
stated in the Operator's Manual.
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Parts damaged by over-speeding, or overheating caused by grass, debris, or dirt,
which plugs or clogs the cooling fins, or flywheel area, or damage caused by
operating the engine in a confined area without sufficient ventilation. Clean engine
debris at recommended intervals as stated in the Operator's Manual.
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Engine or equipment parts broken by excessive vibration caused by a loose engine
mounting, loose cutter blades, unbalanced blades or loose or unbalanced impellers,
improper attachment of equipment to engine crankshaft, over-speeding or other
abuse in operation.
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A bent or broken crankshaft, caused by striking a solid object with the cutter blade of
a rotary lawn mower, or excessive v-belt tightness.
10 Routine tune-up or adjustment of the engine.
Warranty service is available only through authorized service dealers by Briggs &
Stratton Corporation. Locate your nearest Authorized Service Dealer in our dealer
locator map on BRIGGSandSTRATTON.COM or by calling 1-800-233-3723, or as
listed in the 'Yellow Pages'.
July 2010
Commercial Use
3 years
1 year
90 days
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