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Think i have a problem with governor on my 21hp v-twin briggs. it jumped to max speed and can't get it to slow down. which part of the governoring system could have let go?

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Check for a broken spring on the governor linkage, follow your throttle control cable down to where it attaches to the throttle mechanism. In behind where the cable attaches you should be able to see a spring on the governor arm, the spring may have broken or somehow came out of its attaching point. Obviously be very careful about over-revving the engine, it could result in a broken connecting rod and a hole in the side of your crankcase.

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