17 hp kaw govenor

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Mr Dane, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. Mr Dane

    Mr Dane LawnSite Member
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    can anyone tell we how to adjust the govenor on a 17 hp kaw it seems all my problems are leading back to adjustment of the govenor thanks
     
  2. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you have to ask, don't even try to adjust any governor. The governor probably isn't the problem unless someone has attempted to adjust it.

    Oldtimer
     
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ok Mr Dane, First thing you want to do is put your throttle control in the wide
    open position or choke if you dont have a separate choke cable.
    With the cable set, Locate the gov. arm (the carb. linkage hooks to it).
    Loosen the retaining screw slightly that holds the arm on the shaft,Rotate
    the shaft in the same direction that the arm is turning the shaft when you
    go to full throttle. Retighten the screw very carefully so the arm doesn't
    move on you, do not over tighten this screw it could damage the arm.

    If I lost you along the way just let me know and i will clearify.





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  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hey Oldtimer its not for us to Question why ! This is a Help Forum !!!!
    After a engine gets so many hours on it the gov. should be checked and
    adjusted.

    IF YOU CAN'T OFFER ANY HELP DON'T BOTHER POSTING :cool2:
     
  5. Mr Dane

    Mr Dane LawnSite Member
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    how far do i adjust the shaft thanks
     
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Rotate the shaft until it stops moving,But dont apply too much pressure.
    When it stops the other end of the shaft is touching the center pin on the gov. gear,Thats why you don't want the arm to move when you tighten the retaining screw.
     
  7. Mr Dane

    Mr Dane LawnSite Member
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    ok thanks it work thanks for the helphttp://lawnsite.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=1007615#
    Cool2
     
  8. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Glad it worked out for ya MrDane :D
     

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