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Ariens 8526 snowblower over speed

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11-29-08, 05:55 PM   #1  
Ariens 8526 snowblower over speed


I was prepping my 4 year old snowblower for the winter by changing the engine oil, refilling with gas, and starting it. When I started it, the engine seemed to be running way too fast, to the point where I was worried the engine would destroy itself. The throttle control lever has no effect on engine speed until it is on minimum speed when the engine almost stalls. Any ideas?

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11-29-08, 07:45 PM   #2  
sounds like the governor is broken or a cable broke. did you remove anything or break anything while changing the oil.

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11-30-08, 05:27 AM   #3  
check the kinkages and make sure the throttle on the carb moves freely.

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11-30-08, 08:45 PM   #4  
I agree that the throttle is probably stuck. Old gas gums up the shaft and most likely a bit of carb cleaner sprayed at the shaft and a little persuasion back and forth will free it up.

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12-01-08, 06:42 AM   #5  
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll get some carb cleaner and try to clean things up. Hopefully it is as simple as that.

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