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K. Wiggins
K. Wiggins, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Small Engine
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I have a honda mower with a jaaa-6901829 s3l engine .. It

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I have a honda mower with a jaaa-6901829 s3l engine .. It had been under water. I cleaned the carb but the engine would run at a very low idle and stall. Took it apart again and upon starting it began to run at a very high idle.
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: yes
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: not that i can think of
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 11 months ago.

Hi, when you had the carb apart did you blow all the passages out with compressed air?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I did the first time I had it apart.the second time I just used carb cleaner
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 11 months ago.

It's very likely the carb cleaner pushed debris out and that's what the current issue is. I would pull it back apart and soak the carb for 10-15 minutes in a commercial carb dip, blow all passages with compressed air and reassemble. This will remedy any further debris clogging the jets.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
would clogged jets cause it to idle very high 'like the governor is wide open?
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 11 months ago.

If an air passage is clogged it will do that, the jet being clogged will cause it to run slow as it did at first.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
ok I guess thats all I can do at this point. Thanks
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 11 months ago.

That's pretty much it, as long as the linkage moves freely for the governer to control overspeed it's in the carb istself. Good luck with it and thanks for using Just Answer!