murray lawn mower idle speed

Mon May 01, 2006 11:17 am

I have a mower I am working on that starts but the rpms run way too high. I can move the idle speed easily and no dfference is made. I have also tightened down the governor speed adjustment screw as well as the carb adjustment screw with no change either. I can't seem to even stall the engine if I try by moving the idle speed to low and adjusting the governor screw. Any ideas?


Mon May 01, 2006 11:39 am

not sure what you are considering too fast, but lawnmowers idle around 1100 to 1200 rpm, and run full speed around 3500 to 3600.

Mon May 01, 2006 11:47 am

When this starts it will run like the engine is going to burn up. My friend was mowing when it happened something must be loose somewhere.

problem solved.

Fri May 05, 2006 12:34 pm

The throttle linkage was not adjusted correctly. I came by a manual for the engine and fixed the problem.