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Vince O., Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers
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Why doe's the engine throttle up and down on the govenor

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why doe's the engine throttle up and down on the govenor regardless of throttle position
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Vince O. replied 11 months ago.
Hello, it usually happens when there is a fuel/carb problem. Can also occur if the carb has been removed and the gov setting was disturbed. What make and model engine? have you tried to adjust the gov?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
the problem started after running out of gas and re fueling
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
engine is a briggs 724cc 24 hp have not tryed adjusting anything
Expert:  Vince O. replied 11 months ago.
Could be dirt or water in the fuel. Is the fuel fairly new? Was it the bottom of the container? Does the machine or gas can sit outside uncovered?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
it was a fresh can of gas covered and capped
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I Think you have answered my question I have had a problem with water once before from this station
Expert:  Vince O. replied 11 months ago.
The carb may need cleaned or at least drained. I can send you the engine shop manual with instructions if you like. Section 3 has carb info.
Expert:  Vince O. replied 11 months ago.
Would you like an engine shop manual?