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Generac engine Runs wide open

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by treelawn1, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. treelawn1

    treelawn1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I have a Dixie chopper xg2703
    Has 27hp Generac engine 0048620

    When I start the engine the governor forces the throtttle wide open.
    I replaced the governor gear and flyweights, spool, bushings, gov. arm, bushings. also replaced spring on governor lever. I followed the instructions step by step for disasembly and reassembly in the service manual. Performed static gov. adjustment according to manual. Started engine and governor arm immediately forces throddle wide open.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    Check the carb throttle plates, Screws could have backed out of one and dropped it off the shaft......
  3. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,240

    The governor...if it is working...always tries to close the throttle...
    Check the carb as RestroRob suggests..you've got something bad wrong going on.....
  4. treelawn1

    treelawn1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Thanks, i think i figured it out with your advise. There is a piece of the linkage missing at the carb causing the gov to do the opposite of what it is supposed to do.
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