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The engine runs wide open at start the throttle will not adjust and acts as if not connected just flops around but I can not find and loose wires or bolts

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Its a spring! Under the fuel tank there is a link that goes from your carb to your govenor. Replace the spring by taking off the fuel tank, romove breahter and filter assembly, and then your carb. From there you can easily remove and replace broken spring. Take caution when removing the carb so that to dont damage the gaskets!

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