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How to set governor on42E700series engine

Can not get governor set on mower after overhaul

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Craftsman DLT 2000 with Briggs and Stratton 25 HP. Engine runs at wide open throttle.


What is the float set at? What about the jets and fuel screw? Do you know what the fuel pressure is?

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Can you Regulate the Engine Speed Using the Governor Arm? If Yes, then Reset the Governor. **To Reset the Governor; Loosen the Governor Arm Bolt and Turn the Governor Shaft Clockwise Until it Stops. Using the Governor Arm Hold the Carburetor to Full Throttle. Now with the Shaft Full Clockwise and the Governor Arm and Carburetor Held at Full Throttle, Tighten the Governor Arm Bolt. If the Engine Still Runs Full Throttle, then Reverse the Rotation of the Governor Shaft, but Still Hold the Carburetor at Full Throttle with the Governor Arm. If it Still Runs at Full Throttle, then Check the Internal Governor.** If you Can Not Regulate the Engine Speed Using the Governor Control Arm, then Check the Carburetor Throttle Valve. If the Throttle Control Valve (sometimes called a Flap or Plate) Mounting Screws Came Out of the Control Valve, then you will have No Control Over the Engine Speed. Send me the Model and Type or Spec Numbers Off the Engine, Please. With these I can Locate the Proper Manual and Better Assist you. **The Throttle Cable Attaches to the Throttle Control Bracket. The Cable Moves a Slide that Moves a Pivot. The Pivot has the Spring Attached to it and to the Governor Arm. The Solid Link Connects to the Governor Arm and goes to the Throttle Shaft on the Carburetor. When the Throttle Cable is Moved it Moves the Pivot and the Pivot Pulls the Spring. The Spring Pulls the Governor Arm and the Governor Arm Moves the Throttle Shaft. Usually the Spring is in the Lower Hole in the Governor Arm and the Solid Link is in the Top Hole of the Governor Arm.** If you Hit a Snag or this Does Not Correct the Problem, I am Here if You Require More Assistance. Hope this Helps. Let me Know What Happens

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If fuel is getting into the oil, I would say the needle and seat or float in carb is not stopping fuel flow. I would check carb again and adjust float level. Change or install an inline fuel filter too. Surging is almost always carb related. If problem persists after checking carb again, check governor springs. If they have been bent at all after removing carb, they can be bad. If you replace new governor springs and surging still exists, try doing a static setting on carb/governor. If your unit has an oil/centrifugal governor, move governor arm in the direction that opens throttle valve in carb all the way, hold in place, loosen nut on governor arm and grab small tang that goes inside engine and turn in the same direction you moved governor arm, rotate this until it stops, hold in place and tighten nut on bottom of governor arm. This is called a static/factory setting. Make sure throttle cable is in high position when doing this. Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck!

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10 hp briggs runs at high speed, govenor don't seem to be working


One possible cause for this problem is debris,sticking,or frozen linkage between the governor and the throttle butterfly. Depending on the make and model of your engine it will either be a mechanical governor that has a arm that goes down into the case or a air vane governor that is behind the recoil shroud of the engine. Move all the linkage that connects between the governor and throttle and speed lever to make sure it doesn't bind or sticks. If it does pray a little silicone or wd 40 spray on it to help reduce friction. Also on air vane governors they can become stuck from debris that inhibits it from moving make sure there is nothing in the way of the governor. If all of the linkage is working properly and you still have the issue try adjusting the the fuel mix screws and the high rev. settings on the throttle lever (if equip.).

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Engine starts easily, but runs flat out, no matter what the throttle setting is. Ignition cut out still operates correctly.


I am not sure what type or how old your mower is but most have whats called an "air vane governor". This system uses air flow and a spring to control a vane back and forth. One problem is debris sometimes collects in the system blocking air flow. When this happens the engine will over speed. The other is if the spring breaks or detaches from the governor.

You should avoid running the mower at all until you are sure you have found and fixed the problem. Over running can quickly cause catastrophic damage to the engine.
Inspect the governor and make sure it's moving freely and that there is no blockages in regards to the air flow. If you find that the governor is not moving freely you can attempt to control it manually when the engine is started but only after you have positively identified the governor as the problem.
If you are unsure where the governor is located please respond back with the make and model of your mower.
Hope this helps.

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Briggs and stratton mower will start but will not run and when it does run it is very high idle


lots of things it could be........check the obvious first

1.....throttle butterfly to see if it had come out of the carburetor
2.....check static governor settings. to set rotate carb to wide open throttle, loosen governor arm and rotate it to the right, tighten jam nut, if it still runs away then you have a blown governor inside the mower
3..... check for unhooked springs and linkages
hope this helps and good luck the above 3 things to check is 90 percent of all my repairs in the shop when it comes to the engine running too fast

see ya!

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