Craftsman lawn mower model number 917-377-200


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Old 07-05-24, 07:07 AM
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Craftsman lawn mower model number 917-377-200

The trouble all started with the carburetor it was all gummy and gross inside so I replaced the carburetor I got a new air filter I put a new spark plug on it and a new muffler. Now and I engage The self-propelled lever it barely goes and the RPMs are real low.
 
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Have you adjusted the throttle cable so the butterfly is full open at speed control full RPM? Some carbs have low, high and idle adjustments. Does your carb have these adjustments?
 
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Old 07-05-24, 11:04 PM
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It sounds like the governor static tension spring doesn't have enough tension or isn't connected correctly.
 
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I'm not sure if I know which parts y'all are talking about so I took a couple of pictures to see if you can see if that's all hooked up right. There's no idle difference from the turtle to the rabbit I shortened that spring to put more attention on it and it didn't make any difference. If you need better pictures let me know and thank you for trying to help me figure this out.

 
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In the first photo there appears to be a gap between carburetor flange and gasket. Make sure both mounting bolts are tight.
 
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I checked the bolts on the carburetor they're tight. The lever that has the turtle and the rabbit on it it has turtle speed medium speed and rabbit speed goes from slow to medium and it stays and when you try to click it to the rabbit it the spring gives a little bit and pulls the lever back but there's no change in the RPMs slow to fast nothing changes.
I don't know what you were talking about when you say something about the butterfly on the lever or whatever I don't know what that means.
I'm sorry it takes me awhile to get back to you guys but I work full-time and I'm doing a remodel on my house and it takes me a minute to get back but I will check back and I thank you for all your suggestions.
 
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Old 07-16-24, 12:46 AM
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Can you manually move the throttle on the carb and make it run faster?
 
 

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