10 yr old Lowes MTD style rider. Great shape. The other day while
mowing the engine just started reving way beyond normal so I hit the
kill switch and cut the motor off. I don't believe any damage was
done. Throttle has no effect. Just starts in way high mode. Took to
shop and they say internal governor is broke and the engine must be
pulled apart, repaired and re-assembled. Big Job they say. $200
minimum labor. Does this sound right? Anyone have experience with
this? Thanks - Bill
The governor inside the engine shroud operates from the air pressure
created by the fins atop the flywheel. Less pressure, more throttle. Or in
your case broken and the throttle spring pulls the throttle open if this
is the case on you motor. I don't know of any other kind that would be
"inside." I would think $200 is a bit steep unless it's really hard to get
to which usually isn't the case.
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