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Why does the Honda GCV160 motor (model GJAEA) with auto choke on my 2008 Troy-Bilt lawn mower only run at high speed?

After installing new carburetor gaskets, the mower starts very well but the engine will immediately go to high speed. I note that the tension spring on the governor lever stays tight and the throttle plate on the carburetor remains nearly wide open no matter whether the mower is running or not. This mower has no throttle control on the handlebar.

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You may want to check the gas cap to see if it clogged with dirt. If the gas cap is clear, you more than likely have a carburetor problem. If you need tips on carb. cleaning, feel free to ask.

Jim

Posted on May 30, 2009

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Check your air cleaner...then check fuel line from pump. Pull fuel line off carb make sure fuel is present. :)

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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clean and lube around butterfly arm and "windvane' under engine cover.most governors are controled by air coming off finns on flywheel also check to see if you have return spring broken or missing

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

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I'm not sure this will be of any help, however, try spraying WD40 on the choke butterfly. It may be a little sticky from varnish from old gas. Be sure the butterfly is moving freely.

Posted on May 09, 2010

Testimonial: "Thank you. I will do this. It has to help. Additionally, I put a capful of carburator cleaner in the gas tank. Perhaps the float may be sticking too."

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