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Briggs & Stratton

Model W528

Internet #203165848

Store SKU #539994

5 Gal. Gas Can

$19.94 /each

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The Smart-Fill Fuel Filling System is a safe and easy to use portable plastic fuel container. It is designed for easy and safe operation. It meets all applicable requirements for both child resistance and senior adult friendly as enforced by the Consumer Product Safety Council.

  • Certified TSG and meets all carb and EPA regulations
  • Smart-fill fueling system is safe and easy to use
  • Flow rate of 2 1/2 Gal. per minute
  • Longer-dual anchor spout provides easy tank access
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What is the cause of the spout leaking?

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Harvest, AL
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July 10, 2014
A lot of reviews mention the gas can leaks while pouring gas. Is there any way to fix the cause of the leak?
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Palm Beach Gardens, Fl
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February 19, 2016
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My can initially leaked, I then realized that the lid was not tight enough. I had tightened it sufficiently enough, or so i thought. It only took 2-3 more clicks, which is about 1/32th of a turn and no more leaks.
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Spokane, WA
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November 23, 2015
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I'm guessing by the bulk of the reviews that many owners are not taking the time to properly use the spout. The likely cause of their leaks is a small rubber gasket that can slip off while handling the spout components. As long as a guy pays attention and makes sure that gasket is in place, there should be no leaks.
If there is a leak with the gasket in place, you have a defective unit.
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BLUE RIDGE, GA
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June 7, 2015
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poor design. take it back. Look at the reviews on this product
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Seminole, FL, USA
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January 11, 2015
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Poor design. There was nothing wrong with the bend spout. Seems like everyone wants to redesign the wheel.
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Wilmington, De
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November 11, 2014
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Have you check the gasket on the spout ?
It might not be seated right.
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Pittsburgh Pa.
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September 30, 2014
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THE SPOUT HAS TO BE DEPRESSED AGAINST THE RIM OF THE TANK TO ALLOW THE FUEL TO FLOW. In so doing it is very difficult to allow only small amounts of fuel to leave the can. You can not regulate the fuel flow because the can must be elevated to depress and the the volume of the liquid and gravity take over as to speed of dispersal.
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July 17, 2014
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Although the Briggs & Stratton name is on the cans, The Plastics Group actually manufacturers these cans and uses our name for branding purposes. Please contact them for replacement parts for this gas can.
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Hauppauge, NY, USA
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July 15, 2014
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Mine leaked from where the nozzle connects to the tank and from the poorly designed nozzle. The safety feature to close the nozzle automatically when released leaked too. Find another mfg . The old ones with just a cap were much better, but I guess there are to many slow people out there and we need the automatic shutoff ones.
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Harvest, AL
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July 11, 2014
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Yes, at least one cause of the pour spout leaking can be fixed. There is a rubber gasket that can be easily displaced when removing the spout to fill the gas can.
To check this, unscrew the "ratchet" base and remove the spout from the can. Check to make sure the rubber gasket is properly seated on the ridge of the pour spout. When placed against the can, the gasket should seal the spout and can Read More
Yes, at least one cause of the pour spout leaking can be fixed. There is a rubber gasket that can be easily displaced when removing the spout to fill the gas can.
To check this, unscrew the "ratchet" base and remove the spout from the can. Check to make sure the rubber gasket is properly seated on the ridge of the pour spout. When placed against the can, the gasket should seal the spout and can connection. Then replace the twist-on base. See attached video or my review for a visual demonstration. Read Less
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Michigan
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July 11, 2014
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I have not experienced any leaking, however, because of the locking catch notch, it could be preventing it from getting a proper seal. Remove it off of can, and re-seat on the threads for a better seal.
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Why has nothing been done to replace this gas can with one that works? How many one star reviews does it take?

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August 6, 2013
How many one star reviews does it take?
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New York
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May 26, 2015
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I wish I had read the reviews first. I bought a siphon tube and just bypass that stupid spout. Easier than holding up the can anyway.
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Seminole, FL, USA
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January 11, 2015
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Just updated my from one year ago. I have a gas can that is almost 20 years old with the flex hose you pull out. No leaks.
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Pittsburgh Pa.
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September 30, 2014
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The gas can works as it was designed but the design is inherently deficient for filling small containers such as push lawnmowers.
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Alabama
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May 20, 2014
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The EPA has made this spout mandatory on all fuel cans produced. Everywhere you buy one will have the same spout that does not work unless you have three hands. I take the spout off and pour into funnel.
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Lilliwaup, Washington
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May 4, 2014
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I have this gas can as well and feel your disappointment!
I have looked around at other stores some after the fact and have not yet found a suitable replacement. It might be there is not a good replacement to be found.
My suggestion to Home Depot might be to not carry a gas can at all, if one can not be found that is of good quality, easy to use and performs well. However, it would not make sense to Read More
I have this gas can as well and feel your disappointment!
I have looked around at other stores some after the fact and have not yet found a suitable replacement. It might be there is not a good replacement to be found.
My suggestion to Home Depot might be to not carry a gas can at all, if one can not be found that is of good quality, easy to use and performs well. However, it would not make sense to sell gasoline powered products and not sell a can to carry gasoline.
Hopefully, someone at Home Depot is working on finding a suitable replacement! Read Less
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columbia md
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February 26, 2014
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2/26/2014 My store still has 16 in stock. So it takes awhile. Designers apparently do not use
gas powered tools or vehicles.
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NY
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February 18, 2014
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I have 3 such cans and they all seem to work fine to this very date.
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December 26, 2013
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The buyers from home depot go to manufactures and tell them the need "X" product for "X" price. Manufactures then make poor product for H.D. Then us sucker Americans keep buying this garbage. There were more expensive gas cans YOU could have bought. We are all guilty of being as cheap as this gas can is.
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August 6, 2013
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Although the Briggs & Stratton name is on the cans, The Plastics Group actually manufacturers these cans and uses our name for branding purposes. Please try and contact The Plastics Group to resolve your parts concerns: 888-449-3326
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is Model # W528Internet # 203165848Store SKU # 539994 gas can a safety can meeting OSHA standards?

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richmond va
July 18, 2013
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DFW Area
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September 14, 2015
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If it meets OSHA standards, they just looked at drawings and never tried to use it. It is a dumb idea.
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Maine
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January 27, 2015
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Yes, it does. That is a downfall, because the spout only allows a slow flow.
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hawaii
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February 11, 2014
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My quess is the osha standards are the reason for a terrible try at making a spout mechanism which is a pain in the butt. The old fashion hose type spouts were much better.
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July 26, 2013
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The model W528 gas can is not a Safety Can per OSHA regulations. The model W528 is a Portable Fuel Container for Consumer Use per ASTM Standards.
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Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 172 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Worst gas can I've ever owned I've had this gas can for a couple of years and need to buy another gas can. I saw the poor rating on the one I already owned and couldn't help but look to see what others are saying. I have to say I agree with all of the one-star comments. I've probably owned 10-12 gas cans of various sizes over the years and this one is definitely the worst. The "safety" mechanism to get gas to come out is difficult to use, requires you to sit and hold it in place if the gas can isn't up against something like a car, which is a pain, and it often leaks. I'm DEFINITELY going to make sure whatever new can I buy is nothing like this one! July 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 5 GAL. GAS CAN works - what more can you ask for!! If one reads the instructions on the back of the can, it helps tremendously - Being an idiot, I said "I know how this works" and proceeded to spill gas around the area - looked at the directions on the can - figured out the pouring spout was locked - changed it and Viola - the can worked great Seriously, the can is very good - construction, ease of carry - 40+ pounds when full - balanced for pour This works - a little pricey, but I have the other type and this is easier - you won't go wrong with the can August 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Just awful is the best way to describe this. Incredibly difficult to dispense gas due to the "safe" feature which results in spilled gas. Gasket between spout and can is poor, which results in spilled gas. Speaking of the spout, mine broke and fell into the can. Luckily the can was nearly empty by that time. I left the can on the hitch rack of my SUV hoping that someone would steal it. Some poor soul did steal it. I was expecting the thief to bring it back after realizing I left it out there for a reason but it never returned to me. Somewhere out there he is cursing me for letting him steal it. July 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not worth the money Don't fill this can with more than 3 gallons of gas or your can't pour the gas smoothly into an ATV tank! I wish I could return for my money and use the old 2.5 gal cans I have for the lawn mower!!! August 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Safety Feature Makes Use Messy While the size of this gas can is great, nothing else on it is. The safety spout makes it next to impossible to pour without making a mess. Even pushing against the lip of my mower gas tank to fill it a mess is made. It is impossible to transfer to a secondary smaller gas can to mix with two stroke oil for the weed wacker. August 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good Gas can Good 5 gallon Gas can. Purchased to replace the two 2 gallon gas cans I was using. July 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Need new attire It leaks while pouring. All over side of car and wheel. Plus my shoes, pants and shirt. July 22, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by To get a gas can that works properly... This is what $20 gets you in gas cans these days. If you want a gas can with a real spout that's not a plastic piece of junk then look up the Wavian steel jerry cans and get ready to shell out $80 for a 5 gal. can. Watch out for knockoffs that cost just as much but aren't decent quality. To make this one work properly, do the following before you fill it with gas: 1. Take the EPA spout that came with this gas can and throw it in the garbage. 2. Go on the internet and buy one of those "EZ Pour" spout kits which includes a replacement spout and a little vent cap. See the coy little instructions for workiing around states that won't let EZ Pour ship replacement gas can spouts - you'll have to buy one of their "water can" spouts (same material, still perfectly suitable for gas) and live with the different color (white vs. black). 3. Follow the instructions to install the vent cap which includes drilling a 31/64" hole in the top rear of the can. 31/64" is an odd size but you might be able to make it work with a 1/2" bit and some liquid gasket. Make sure there aren't any plastic shavings attached to the rim of the hole. Install vent cap. For anyone that didn't live in the age of vented gas cans, this vent needs to be "closed" for storage, "open" to pour. No more glug-glug-glugging! 4. Clean out all plastic shavings from the vent cap installation from the can. 5. Attach replacement spout. There you go. You can now pour gas like a human being, using skill and dexterity to pour fuel at the desired rate into your vessel of choice without relying on the proper operation of some plastic piece of junk that WILL fail and cause bigger environmental problems than it was designed to solve. July 24, 2016
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