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My Mother has a Husqvarna Rider 16 (2001-01) with a Briggs Intek engine. I don't have the mower numbers but the question relates to the engine. and those are as follows: Model 28N707 Type 1201-E1 Code 020213ZE I am a pretty good shadetree but not a pro. The mower is about 50 miles away and I can't bring it home so I can only work on it once a week on the weekend. She does not have web access to I have to ask questions and then go try it. I changed the throttle cable a few weeks back. Shortly after my mother was driving it and it started to run at full speed and would not slow down unless it was fully choked (Throttle full fwd.). I have adjusted the cable at both ends until I am blue in the face and cannot get it to slow down unless I put in full choke which of course floods it. I think it may be flooding even when it it not full choke. Incidentally it has one of those carbs. with a solenoid on the bottom where you usually have a mechanical float and needle valve. Have never worked on one of those before and don't know if it is a factor. Help!!! This unit has a lot of hard hours on it.
Which end of the cable are you working at? the control handle or engine side.?
Is it possible that i have the throttle control handle reversed? The cable is attached to the hole in the angle/lever under the housing and the lever is pointing toward the rear. I don't think it can fit any other way but kept second guessing myself. As far as air leaks go the plug did not appear to have been running lean.
It broke. I hate to ask so many questions but it is 100 mile round trip to work on this thing so if you have an other suggestions I would like to try them all at once.
Ok. nothing like now. My 85 year old mother was driving when it started running at full speed all of the time except when fully choked. (throttle control handle full fwd.) This was after I changed the cable. I don't think that it had been doing it when I first changed the cable but I was not happy with the way it ran after I made the change. I thought it ran a little fast but did not drive it that much to test. I had changed the cable before and never had a problem. My mother does not "remember" it running too fast when I first changed the cable but I am relying on her observations.
When you say above to push the throttle all the way up to before tightening the screw do you mean the control handle or the lever at the engine.