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Riding mower revved up and now wont start

I was mowing and all of a sudden the engine revved way up. I killed it and tried to restart it several times but the engine was revved way up. after a few tries, it wont start or do anything now. what would I need to check for?

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I am wondering if you have a broken spring on the carburetor. There are springs that hook the linkage up to the lever you use to speed the engine up, Also on the carburetor its self. If a spring is broken the engine may rev out of control and yes it has to be repaired to start don't try to run before repairing or you will blow it up.

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  • bjnbsullivan Mar 30, 2015

    Is there somewhere online that will give me a diagram so i can tell what spring is missing?

  • Eugene Rounds Mar 31, 2015

    Yes there are diagrams for various engine online but the engine numbers are required to link some for you.

  • Eugene Rounds Mar 31, 2015

    The could be worse than a broken spring as governor itself may have failed.

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