John Deere 314 help

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by mopar4u, May 2, 2010.

  1. mopar4u

    mopar4u LawnSite Member
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    1. Wondering if someone could take a picture of the carb and governor linkages. Whoever had the 314 before me messed with everything.

    2. Just finished mowing. I noticed that it leaves a strip of uncut grass only in the corners. Slow or fast in the corners didn't matter. What causes this? My snapper rear engine rider cut better in the corners than my 314. This will be the 2nd John Deere I've had that has done this and I can't seem to fix it.
     
  2. Restrorob

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    Need the engine model AND spec numbers.....
     
  3. mopar4u

    mopar4u LawnSite Member
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    Kohler 14hp model K321
    equipped with kohler built adjustable carb
     
  4. Restrorob

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    Best I can do without a spec number.....


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  5. mopar4u

    mopar4u LawnSite Member
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    thanks

    is it safe to assumbe the linkages hole locations in the picture are where mine should be at?
     
  6. Restrorob

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    For most applications I'd say yes, Put them as above then adjust the governor/high speed rpm as needed.
     
  7. mopar4u

    mopar4u LawnSite Member
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    Here is a picture of my setup. Does the governor spring look correct or did someone throw on a make shift spring? Would you say the governor spring that attaches on the right side of the carb is in the wrong location?

    What does the threaded rod above the carb do if you start adjusting it?

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  8. Restrorob

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    I see nothing at all wrong with the throttle controls on that engine, I wouldn't move anything including the carb link/rod to the governor arm.

    What kind of problem are you having that makes you think all the controls are out of whack ?
     
  9. mopar4u

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    Guy I bought it from said when it had the snowblower attachment on and when he hit snow it would really bog. He had the governor spring hooked into thebottom hole on the governor adjuster. He also set it up so that under no load the could over rev at full throttle but under load with snow it didn't over rev but was perfect for power.

    When I got it I adjusted the max rpm down and noticed it hunted a little. Moved the spring to where it is now. Seems to run ok now. I also noticed that it doesn't use the full travel of the throttle, meaning if I setup max rpm with the orange throttle lever all the way up, idle will be about halfway between rabbit and turtle. Doesn't seem right
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  10. Restrorob

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    Set your throttle control to idle (turtle) position then loosen the cable hold-down clamp on the engine, Slide the cable housing in or out of the clamp until just before engine speed picks up from idle then tighten.

    This should give you full travel on your throttle control.
     

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