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I took apart the carborator on my lawn mower and cleaned it. How do I hook the linkage back together? Its a Craftsman model 917 373680 and the engine is a 143 434332. I know that the wire linkage goes to the Governor Control Arm and then to the flat plate throttle Control Valve but I don't know which way to orient it and which hole it goes in. The other linkage with the spring on it goes to the Governor arm and then to the throttle lever? Spring goes on the Governor side? I have pictures but I don't see how to attach them.

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    Thanks for your help!

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

Download this manual first:

See 37 for the governor spring and linkages.

This should be what you need. If not the answers are in that manual.
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