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Lawn mower throttle spring


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03-01-06, 05:00 PM   #1  
Lawn mower throttle spring

Is there any trick to making it strong again?

It was 94 in TX today and yesterday, and so I decided to work on my 2 lawnmowers and get them ready for the spring.

The throttle was kinda weak on one, I turned the throttle sping all the way and it was weak, I took the mower apart and pushed the spring together, and fixed one of the ends as it was almost ready to bend off

Perhaps if the metal was a little thicker or something or maybe if I could find a place in town that sold just the spring without all the other parts

 
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03-01-06, 08:52 PM   #2  
What brand engine? Horse power? Any small engine shop should sell what you need, or order it.

 
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03-02-06, 03:04 AM   #3  
A weak spring will always be weak unless you have a way to temper it to factory specifications and then it just isn't worth the time when you can buy a new one for a couple bucks. Post back with the brand engine and the ID numbers of such.

 
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03-02-06, 06:31 AM   #4  
murray lx series 4hp groundforce3 mulch&mow 44x5960

 
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03-02-06, 11:03 AM   #5  
Briggs? Tecumseh? Otherwise, like puey said, the springs are gonna be cheap, just about for any other engine as well.

 
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