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Displaced carborator spring-mower starts but immediately chokes off

Carborator spring is unattached, where does it go on an older style Craftsman push mower? I took off the carborator and cleaned it and all the surrounding openings and hoses on our Craftsman mower 4.0 hp mulching. (it does not have the briggs and stratton engine it is about 12 years old). I got everything back on but the mower won't stay running. There is a thin spring under the carborator "opening" switch and it popped off I don't know where it is supposed to connect. I also had trouble getting the governor arm back on and "bent it a little" how straight or tight is it supposed to be? Please be gentle and give simple instructions I am a women and this was my first attempt at mower repair. Thank you. This is the carborator that I asked about. The spring is under the gold plate on top that turns the door open and closed. It is currently in the notched space to the right of the two holes (if you are looking at the picture left is toward my husbands hand, right is toward the narrow nozzle end). Where is this spring supposed to be? does it connect to the governers arm?

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Connect the spring to governor arm. It should be very lose

Jim

Posted on May 31, 2009

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    Jim Parker May 31, 2009

    Thanks for the rating dotwigg88. If you should ever have any questions about drywall finishing/patching, or know someone who does, put your questions to "Tools-Building & Power-Hand Tools"at FixYa.com

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