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Honda 8 hp goes to full throttle for no reason- not a linkage problem. Only solution was to turn off ignition key. Otherwise runs perfectly. Has happened 3 times. Is this a computer flaw or what?

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Hi and welcome to FixYa I am Kelly,

First off parts source:

Next engine service manual:
Governor and controls is in section 4 page 34 (begin) though page 40 (end)

This should be what you need to correct the problem. Just make sure that one of the pieces of the carb had not fallen off of the throtle control.. (butterfly x 2) They are mounted with screws onto the throttle shaft and if one comes off.... all the adjustments on the governor have to be un-done....

Thanks for choosing FixYa,

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