murray lawn mower idle speed

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murray lawn mower idle speed

Postby Clem » 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?


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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » 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.
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Postby Clem » 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.
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problem solved.

Postby Clem » 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.
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