Tecumseh SnowKing 8 hp motor


Old 12-01-03, 04:58 PM
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Tecumseh SnowKing 8 hp motor

Just bought a new TORO snowthrower...from homeDepot..
Took it home, proud as a pea**** ...put it together, added oil,gas...started 'er up, and found out the governor is not adjusted properly... Now, without me having to load this thing up and take it into an authorized service center already, does anyone know how to setup the governor properly? I don't want to overrun the motor...

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Old 12-01-03, 07:24 PM
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Toro Snow King

Need to be a bit more "specific" when you say...
"Governor is not adjusted properly" ?? What's
it doing ?? Surging ?? Running rough ?? Running
too fast ?? What ?? Often, new engines will run
rough until they get some "break in time" on
them. The governor regulates HOW FAST the
engine runs at high speed, AND....how it reacts
to a load placed upon the engine. Are you SURE
the fuel you put in this new Snow King...is FRESH ??
Just asking questions, so as to get a "better feel"
for your comments.

Old 12-03-03, 04:55 AM
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To start it, the manual says to put it to high idle...fine, it runs ok and everything, it just wn't idle at low speed(idle) it'll cough and sputter then finally stall. If this engine is not supposed to be run at low idle, then I won't use it there...and by the way, I don't use the thrower on low idle, sometimes if I have to stop for a little while, to shovel an area, I'll lower the idle...but it won't!
Old 12-03-03, 01:12 PM
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What do you mean high idle? Adjust the throttle,so its wide open? When you put it to a 'low' idle,you dont choke it out do you? Did you touch the carb at all?
Old 12-04-03, 01:54 AM
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Hello BackSplitRich!

I assume high idle means full throttle here. It should run fine at idle. If it doesn't, something is wrong. Make sure the choke is not on. If not, then the carburetor has a problem...could be as simple as an adjustment, or it could be an internal problem.

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