Question about Briggs & Stratton Ignition Kit 2-8 HP Engines with Breaker Point Ignition #5012D

Open Question

HOW to connect throttle cable an govenor spring on a 3.5 briggs stratton push mower

Throttle cable an govenor spring how to hookup to carb. have purchased a briggs stratton push mower 3.5hp engine no springs no throttle control cable good eng. mower frame in very shape. have bought new cable and springs,need help to put on these controls

Posted by Anonymous on


2 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: spring hook-ups throttle free design carb.

Spring goes from throttle air valve to plastic lever under flywheel. Cooling fan on flywheel provides pressure to open/close throttle. As engine (fan) speeds up, pressure on lever causes throttle to close. As engine slows, throttle will open. System achieves an equilibrium very quickly.

hope it helps!

Posted on Sep 17, 2010


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My lawnking Briggs and Stratton engine won't start

check you put it back together correctly including the cable and springs on throttle

Aug 04, 2014 | Briggs & Stratton Garden

1 Answer

How do I adjust a throttle on a briggs and stratton engine?

If it the simple handle type throttle cable..push it to full tbottle and follow the cable to the should fund a small clamp that hold the cable in position..jus loosen and adjust the carb throttle to full throttle and tighten..then push it back to idle to make sure it Idles if not adjust the clamp again until you reach both throttle and idle..good luck..

May 17, 2014 | Briggs & Stratton Briggs Stratton...

1 Answer

Engine idoling way to high

An engine will idle too high because of : improper govenor setting, improper carb setting, intake leak, or missing carb throttle plate.

Oct 24, 2012 | Briggs & Stratton Starter Scott's Equip...

1 Answer

I have a poulan push mower that when it starts the throttle goes up and down at any speed can this be adjusted out with the govenor spring?

This problem is usually caused by the diaphragm unit needing replaced underneath the carburetor. I'm guessing you have the Briggs engine with the (plastic) carb directly on top of the gas tank and no float bowl on the carb. You remove the tank and carb as one unit (being careful to note the spring/linkage hookups). Then remove the 5 screws that hold the carb to the tank. Then remove the gasket and diaphragm that is between the two. The replacement kit will cost you about $4 USD. Be careful! there is also a spring under there. Don't lose it and make a note of it's placement. A pinhole or a weak diaphragm is usually what makes these engines 'surge'. Hope this helps and best of luck to you.If you decide to do this repair yourself, be sure to clean all the little holes and indents and the carb itself with carb cleaner too, but don't spray it on the gaskets.

Aug 20, 2011 | Poulan "Poulan" Push Mower

1 Answer

I have a 18HP B&S Vangaurd Vertical shaft on a scag walkbehind motor runs good untill I engage the blades then it seems to draw down to about half throttle until I disengage the blades then the motor...

Check the govenor spring to see that it is not stretched out or popped off...there should be a colored spring on the throttle plate where the throttle lever connects to...also, there are several holes in the plate where the spring attaches...these hole will set the sensitivity of the may need to make it more sensitive to hold the engine speed high when engaging the blades

May 11, 2011 | Briggs & Stratton Briggs Stratton Vanguard...

1 Answer

My Craftsman 675 190cc starts in full throttle what could be causing this

sounds like the carburetor is a little gummy and when the engine shuts off it goes to full throttle by the govenor for easy starting but is supposed to return to the set 3600 rpm. try spraying carb clean on the carb and wiggle the govenor arm to make sure it move freely

Feb 23, 2011 | Craftsman 675 Torque 190cc 21" Briggs ...

1 Answer

How do you reinstall the likage on a briggs & stratton lawn mower engine

which linkage? the one for the govenor or the one for the choke or the one for the throttle cable?

Jun 22, 2009 | Mtd 22" Yard Machine Push Mower

2 Answers

Briggs & Stratton Quattro lawn mower engine. Runs rich and unevenly. Suspect carb and have used sprey carb cleaner. Any suggestions??

A lot of time when the small motors on these push mowers surge it is a governing spring that is weak or broke. It does not hold enough tension and causes the valve to fluctuate. I have fixed this many time for a relatively cheap amount (under $5).

Jun 05, 2009 | Yard Machines 158cc Push Lawn Mower #11a...

1 Answer

Throttle control not operating.

Need more information. Is your cable hooked up to the carb or broken? Try checking that. Rick

Apr 06, 2009 | Briggs & Stratton Briggs Stratton Intek V...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Briggs & Stratton Ignition Kit 2-8 HP Engines with Breaker Point Ignition #5012D Logo

Related Topics:

65 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Briggs & Stratton Hammering Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

John Trevino

Level 3 Expert

1383 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2428 Answers

Are you a Briggs & Stratton Hammering Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides