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Re: [Shop-talk] mower engine issue

To: scott hall <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] mower engine issue
From: Donald H Locker <>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 10:54:22 +0000 (UTC)
It's that complex because it's application is supposed to be a constant-speed 
application; as are also generators, welders, pumps, and most applications for 
small engines, for that matter.  Engines are rated for power and life at a 
specific speed; faster than that and life goes down, slower and power is down.  
The governor tries to get you the best from both worlds.  For variable speed 
applications (driving vehicles with mechanical (as opposed to hydrostatic or 
electro-motive) transmissions), disconnecting the governor can be a useful 


----- Original Message -----
From: "scott hall" <>
To: "Shop Talk" <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 8:24:16 PM (GMT-0500) Auto-Detected
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] mower engine issue

alright, I got it running by taking it more-or-less apart and guessing as to 
which hole the governor's spring went into. that thing is a death trap. my son 
and I love it. 

but it's still doing the rpm oscillation. so basically, I fangle a way to 
connect the throttle cable to the butterfly in the carb throat (where the 
governor is currently connected)? and then I can remove the associated governor 
parts? I ask like that because whatever's driving the governor is deep in the 
case. I don't know that I'd take it apart to get the stuff out of there, so I 
can just remove the lever that attaches to the throttle butterfly and call it a 
day? or should I assume something in the case is messed up and it needs to come 

and why should a friggin' chinese lawnmower engine be even this complex? 

but anyhow, it runs. and it's got a little power. someone's going to end up in 
the e.r., I'm sure. <grin> 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Franklin" <> 
To: "Shop Talk" <> 
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 9:41:31 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] mower engine issue 

On Aug 25, 2009, at 9:00 AM, wrote: 

It'll be crisper with a direct connection and should run just fine. 
Depending on the carb size, it may bog slightly if you floor it too 
fast; the governor damps that action a bit. 

Worst that can happen is you blow the motor, or run the cable 
incorrectly and the throttle sticks and you plow into a wall. 
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