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Engine revs faster than it should. no controle of speed.

My toro 17-44-HXL riding mower seems to have a mind of its own. the governor seems to be working ok, all external parts are intacked. springs and linkages all connected. the governor controle arm moves all the way forward as if it wants to slow engine but will not , the throttle valve is almost closed as I looked inside to check the operation. even with the throttle valve shut the engine races.This is a Briggs & Stratton model 31F777-0123-E1. Any help would greatly be appreciated.The engine does slow down a bit when a load is put on it (mower engaged) the mower is about six years old and has been maintained fairly well.

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    LD May 11, 2010

    Can you reach a finger in the carb and see if there is some sort of foreign material in there? Sounds like something stuck in the intake side.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Have a white outdoor 2000 or 2001 good mower was driving trash cans down to pickup spot throttled up higher than normal & won't throttle down unless by hand on engine. Have tuckpointing & masonry repair business never been that great with a wrench but do have common sense. Any have any ideas?


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On the bottom of the carb is a metal bowl, remove and clean internal parts. make sure the float moves freely and isnt sticking

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