Gov/Throttle spring install

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Old 12-19-08, 08:13 AM
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Unhappy Gov/Throttle spring install

I have a Craftsman Model No# 247.888520 and found out yesterday that the spring was broken. After calling around ALL day, I was finally able to locate one. The problem is....how do I put it on? I was up til bout 3am and exhausted but there's 10" of snow coming....today!
 
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Old 12-19-08, 09:15 AM
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Download the manual linked below. I think you may find the answer in CHAPTER 4 GOVERNORS AND LINKAGE.

http://www.smallenginesuppliers.com/...nformation.pdf
 
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Old 01-10-09, 06:54 PM
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Question Gov/Throttle spring install

I went to the site that you provided but there's not any details pertaining to how to put it on. For a $2 part, it's killing me I'm sure it's very easy....just not for me. I'm mechanically inclined and can rebuild car engine/tranny etc... but this little part is DEFINITELY gettin the best of me. Is there ANYONE out there that can help....PLEASE!!!
 
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Old 01-10-09, 07:04 PM
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Might help if you post the model number of the engine, the model of the machine does me no good.
 
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Old 01-10-09, 07:08 PM
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After reading your original post, I have no idea why I posted a link to an engine manual. Maybe I posted to the wrong thread, sorry.

What is the spring you are referring to? Is it for the engine or snow thrower? Did you purchase a part and if you did what is the part number?
 
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Old 01-10-09, 07:18 PM
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Gov/Throttle spring install

The Tecumseh part number is 34663. It goes on the throttle lever to adjust the speed of the engine adjacent to the carb
 
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Old 01-10-09, 07:21 PM
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Gov/Throttle spring install

Sorry the engine model number is 143.999005 (Craftsman 9hp)
 
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Old 01-10-09, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by clmgsxr View Post
The Tecumseh part number is 34663. It goes on the throttle lever to adjust the speed of the engine adjacent to the carb
That's the throttle control spring, I removed that once and man is it a pain to get it back on unless you have a pic of it or have another machine to look at it's difficult.

http://www.geocities.com/theseventhfirst/HMSK80carb.jpg

http://www.small-engines.com/pics/techme.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/theseventhf...MSK80carb2.jpg

That spring hooks onto the bottom, winds around and hooks back at the top of the governor bracket in that slot at the top, have a look at the pics.
 
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Old 01-10-09, 08:35 PM
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Gov/Throttle spring install

Ok, I checked out those pics and I understand where and how it goes...thanks. One question though, does it have to get wrapped around more than just installing it because it doesn't seem to have much if any tension. Or is it just because the bracket is in my hand and once mounted to the machine there would be more tension. Sounds dumb but I just want to make sure it doesn't have to be wrapped around more than just putting it on...does that make sense to you?
 
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Once is all that is necessary
 
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Old 01-11-09, 05:38 PM
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As smallengineguy said once, it's not meant to keep tension in all positions, just as the bracket moves backward from what I recollect.
 
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I am having the same problem. Unfortunately, the pics no longer are available at the links provided. Would the pics be available at any other location? Thanks!
 
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Check around pages 22-25 of the manual in the link below, it might have some info for you. Have a good one. Geo

http://www.smallenginesuppliers.com/..._reference.pdf
 
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