Last year before putting the mower away for the winter the engine would
surge. Often if I babied it I could get it to run fast and I'd just do
I'd like to rectify this before the true mowing season gets here.
Is the fuel bowl held by threads? I don't see any nut or bolt to loosen.
CY: yes, it's t here, look for it. I think 7/16 open end wrench.
How do you adjust the governor? I only get limited reaction to the
idle mixture screws.
CY: You replace both of these springs:
SPRING, EXTENSION 34043 7
SPRING, CONTROL 35203 11
But a tap on the governor bracket brings instant
response. At this point I've play with the two screws but can't say
I've made any effective difference. I've tried spraying the linkages
with carb cleaner to remove any gunk.
CY: OK, good start. But if the speed is undependable, clean out the carb,
and replace the two springs that atach to that arm that sticks out of the
side of the engine.