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I put a new gasket and diaphram on my Poulan Push mower. Now it starts and I can manually rev it up and it runs fine. It however will not rev on its own and runs at a very low RPM. What do I do?

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Sound like the governor spring needs more tension on it. The end to adjust is on the front right of the engine, under the air filter. You can see it's attached to a lever that you can bend away from the engine to stretch the spring. Caution! Don't bend the tab too much. You dont want to over rev the engine. It's made to run about 3000 to 3200 rpm's.

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