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How do you install the governor spring on a Briggs 5hp Mod.

Customer Question

How do you install the governor spring on a Briggs 5hp Mod. 135212 engine? No diagrams are shown in the manual.

Robert
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Rick replied 4 years ago.

Linkage drawing are always difficult to come up with. Does this picture show your style?

 

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Rick:

 

My configuration is like Fig. 48--no control cable. The engine had starting problems and once started, the throttle does not seem to work. When looking found a spring lying under the motor and identified it as #209 (governor spring) from the engine manual. From the diagram you show with green arrows, I am not sure yet where the spring attaches, especially to the left side.

 

Robert

Expert:  Rick replied 4 years ago.
The spring attaches to the movalble governor lever attached to the shaft coming out the engine, and from there it can vary depending on the speed control braket. Some have a bend tab on the bracket for the spring to go to. If tis isn't the wa yours is, can you give me the type and code numbers off the engine shroud to complete the model number?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Rick:

 

Mod. 135212

Type: 1313E1

Code: 970822YB

Expert:  Rick replied 4 years ago.
Thank you. Let me do a bit of checking and I'll be back to you in a few minutes.
Expert:  Rick replied 4 years ago.

Well, I give up. I could hook it up but cannot locate any diagrams to show you where it hooks up. I'm going to opt out and let one of the other guys give it a shot. I hope they have something I don't.

 

Expert:  Ranwell1 replied 4 years ago.

The manuals that I have don't show anything more thatn Ricks do, but I have a suggestion. I know tat it is probably not what you wanted to hear, but here goes anyway.

 

As Rick suggested, HE or I could to ake a 3 second look at the unit and themn install the speing in about a minute. IF you brought the engine into our shop, we would probably hook it up for almost nothing. I suggest you take the engine to your local lawnmower repair and let them hook up the spring. Even if they charged you to do it, most likely it would only few a few dollars. This way you would know that things werre hooked up right.

 

 

Good luck.

 

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Edited by Ranwell1 on 11/10/2009 at 7:16 AM EST
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