Well, I was out mowing tonight - needed a little therapy after a really bad day, and I bottomed out the belly mower on a hump/stump. Stopped Jay up short.
Went to restart him and he was "pulsing", the governor was going in and out, so I pulled full choke and he ran fine for a minute and then died out.
Now he'll start up just fine and idle, but if I advance the throttle his governor will pump a few times and he'll die...
I looked up the recent "Sputterin'..." thread and got the following, which I intend to follow up on tomorrow,
... inline filter? [Nope]
... Is the valve all the way on at the sediment bowl? [Yep]
... Is the screen blocked in the sediment bowl? [Will check tomorrow]
... Do you have a filter in the tank that is plugged? [Nope]
... Is the screen on the inlet of the carb plugged? [Will check tomorrow]
... Is the float correctly adjusted? [Dunno]
... Is the needle on the fuel inlet that the float uses to let fuel in sticking? [Dunno]
... Is the float binding? [Dunno]
... bent carb bowl? [Dunno]
... excessive sediment in the carb bowl? [Dunno]
... Are the jets clogged in the carb? [Dunno]
... weak coil? [Probl'y not?]
Anybody else got something really obvious and stupid that I should check on?