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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Engin will not idle smooth

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engin will not idle smooth
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. Is the engine hunting as in review high low , high low etc ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
rpms go up and down,even when mowing lawn
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what is the wire going to the bottom of the carb.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

That wire goes to your anti backfire solenoid . Are the gaskets between the carburetor and engine good ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
gasket on carb is good, engine does backfire at times
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just charge Me $5 and I will call You back someday,Thanks
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Have you checked the oil to see if it's thin or smelled like gas ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Oil is good,
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the engine is a 2012 model.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Being you have adjusted the govenor spring and checked the carburetor , does it backfield alot during use ? , if so it could be a valve problem

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have too go out now,will call you back someday. Charge Me $5 we call it even.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

You can reply to this at your convenience , so whenever your ready just reply