Lawnmower has gone crazy


Old 04-30-06, 09:20 AM
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Lawnmower has gone crazy

I have a 18 HP Kohler engine in a 42 inch craftsman mower. I was mowing the other day when the engine started to really go fast. It made the mower go really fast also. I checked the belts and seemed ok. I turned it off and still accellerates very very fast. I kinda think it is the Govenor by looking at my owners manual, but really not sure. Does anyone have a suggestion? If it is the govenor, does anyone know where it is on this particular engine?

Also I did look at the cable that goes to the throttle and seems to be entact
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Old 05-01-06, 12:43 AM
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I'll bet the throttle shaft has worn in two, or the throttle place came out of the carburetor. Give it a look. If so, you may have those parts imbedded in the top of the piston. Hopefully all parts are still in the carb or intake.

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