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Engine just idles-no throttle control. is there a way to increase rpm

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: i need to how to connect the throttle to the carb

Don't have a diagram. It's pretty simple, tho.

There is a throttle cable run from the throtle control lever on the dash down to the carburetor. There is a lever on the carburetor -- usually this has a hole in it where the end of the throttle cable hooks.

There should be a clamp in that vicinity to hold down the throttle cable housing to allow the cable inside to move back and forth without moving the cable housing,

Posted on May 06, 2009

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have you tried adjusting the throttle? if that's not the case then the air door on carb is disconnected and wide open.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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i HAD SIMILAR ISSUES WITH MY 2500 SERIES CUB CADET....IT WAS THE CARB.....REPLACED, AND ALL HAS BEEN WELL...THINK IT WAS APROX 200.00

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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SOURCE: motor chokes and misses under moderate load and loses power

Sounds to me as tho it might need a carburetor adjustment, providing there is an adjustment screw on the carb. Sounds like the engine is running a bit lean. Did this problem occur right after the carb cleaning, or was it there in advance? Is there a fuel filter that might be clogged?

Posted on Jan 19, 2010

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SOURCE: My 24hp Briggs and Stratton ohv engine has bent push rods.

unable to answer if valve opened or not but does sound like ur bottom valve is bent or piston made contact and bent it to fix need to remove head and replace valve also need to inspect piston face is not damaged from possible contact

Posted on Apr 12, 2010

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  6. With the engine running at idle , hold the throttle lever against the idle speed screw to bring the engine speed to "true idle." Then, repeat the idle mixture screw adjustments from Step 4 to fine-tune the mixture .

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