View Full Version : 20hp Kohler Command Idle Problem????

05-26-2007, 10:16 PM
I have an '04 LAZER with a KOHLER COMMAND 20hp with about 600hrs on it. It has been running flawlessly until now. At full throttle it revs higher than usual, and when I pull the throttle back to idle it has almost little to no response at first then starts to idle really low then really high even when I don't adjust the throttle. Basically it revs high and low intermittently (fluctuates) on its own, and when I go to drive it I notice a huge power loss even at high RPM. Sometimes I can barely get going in forward and reverse.

Has anyone experienced this before with a 20hp Kohler? I checked the throttle linkage and cable and everything seems to be fine.

Any suggestions???????????????????

05-26-2007, 10:41 PM

Jason Pallas
05-26-2007, 10:43 PM
Sounds like a return spring may be broken on the throttle linkage.

05-27-2007, 10:37 AM
bump bump bump.......

05-27-2007, 11:47 AM
Spray all linkage and your cables with penetrating oil. Also spray the governor arm shaft coming out of the block making sure it moves freely. Dirt build-up can cause it to bind up.

If this does not solve the problem then adjust the governor as below.