Murray 3.5HP mower with non working throttle


Old 05-22-04, 07:55 PM
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I have a murray 3.5HP classic mower and the throttel will no control the speed of the engine and it runs very fast i looked at all the linkages on the throttle and they r connected but dose not seem to have any tension on it when i move the lever.

dose anyone know how to fix it or know how much it would cost to repair it i only paid 99.00 for it at walmart.
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Old 05-22-04, 09:15 PM
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Jacob,Check your throttle cable itself.Is it broken??This is a very common problem with the plastic throttle cables that Murray uses.If not an you move the throttle on the carb. by hand,it mite be stuck.
Old 05-23-04, 01:03 AM
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Hello Jacob!

Along with what Repair Guy said, also check the air filter housing. A common problem is that the housing gets bent or smashed down far enough that it binds the throttle linkage in place. Try running it for a second or two without the filter housing on it to tell if this is the problem.

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