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Old 06-18-2002, 09:09 PM
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Is this bad for a Lawnboy engine

My commercial Lawnboy doesn't rev up hardly at all. I think the spring is broken down at the carb where the white "lever"?? is under there. Sorry for not describing it very well. Anyway, I have been using a stick to hold the white thing over to keep the rpm's up. Is this bad for the engine. I only use the mower for about 10 minutes a week.
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Old 06-19-2002, 12:07 AM
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I think that sounds like a factory authorized upgrade.

Seriously, sounds like you are rigging the governor. I'd get it fixed before you over rev the engine & ruin it or hurt yourself when things come apart.
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Old 06-19-2002, 01:39 PM
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I agreee with Bob there. What it's doing is running the engine full. Play it safe, get it fixed.
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Old 06-20-2002, 05:20 AM
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sounds like you damaged the governer spring, i'm about to replace mine too, if you can see if the air vane has tension on it
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Old 06-22-2002, 12:03 AM
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if the lever your propping over is the one that is for the speed control - the one that says (normal / light) then your not hurting a thing. if your running the stick under up above the carb and holding the governor open then stop it.
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