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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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Hei Pearl, I have a question regarding a 1992 Honda HR173

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Hei Pearl, I have a question regarding a 1992 Honda HR173 lawn mower...
JA: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Honda HR 173
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: 1992 model, so 24 years old
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Yes
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think I have mounted the throttle / choke governing springs the wrong way. Could you provide a photo or drawing of the correct placement of the 3 springs of the throttle control mechanism?
Expert:  Vince O. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I have a pic or two that might help. What is the problem you're having?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your reply! On your GV100 carburetor picture I can see the throttle valve with the rod and return spring attached to it. On my mower, the return spring is connected to the smaller hole near the edge of the throttle valve, and the rod is connected to the larger hole closer to the center. The spring pulls the throttle valve toward the governor arm, so that the throttle is opened.To close the throttle and obtain idle speed, the throttle wire needs to "push" the governor arm toward the throttle. Is this normal? I would expect to see a spring somewhere that pulls the throttle toward closed position when the wire is relaxed.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Addition: the force of the return spring also drives the governor arm toward its full throttle position...
Expert:  Vince O. replied 1 year ago.

It has a mechanical governor that helps push the linkage back. I don't have access to the shop manual now.

Expert:  Vince O. replied 1 year ago.

I haven't heard back from you. Did the info provided help?