View Full Version : Kohler 341 Governor not working!!

06-19-2007, 08:42 PM
Alright, I've got John Deere 316, with a Kohler 341AQS single piston eingine. I recently had to take the engine apart to service the front PTO oil seal because it was badly worn. Along the way I replaced both valves because of them being burned out, and a new set of piston rings. Half way along I noticed while the block was laying down on the work bench the governor contorl linkage got jammed against the carb. I loosed up the pal nut, and it unjammed. Now with the engine all back, it starts perfectly, with high compression, but once I finished letting the engine warm up, and I throttle it up, the engine just takes off, with no help from the governor.
Now could I have damaged the governor, or simply bent the tab on the governor shaft? Will this require breaking down the engine again? Please HELP!! Matt

06-19-2007, 09:17 PM
When you loosened the paw nut you most likely threw the governor adjustment out.

Re-adjust to the procedure below, If that does not solve the problem look forward to pulling it back down.


06-19-2007, 10:00 PM
Thank you very much! I'll give it a try!!!
One other thing maybe if you could tell me. What is the purpose of the stop pin right beside the governor shaft. I've looked through the service manual many times, but it doesn't tell me what the darn thing will do.
But thanks for the reply!! I'm gonna work on it tonight! Let ya know what happens

06-20-2007, 12:33 AM
It keeps the speed control disc from moving too far and over revving the engine, Adjust high speed as below.