Kawasaki RPM's Wont go down.

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by 02DURAMAX, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ok so i just bought the mower its a 2007 Scag 36" with a 16hp Kawasaki Kai engine and It ran fine before and now the rpm's won't go down..If i move the throttle it wont change at all it just stays Wide open. anyone know what may be wrong with it?..:confused::confused:
     
  2. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
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    Sounds like a stuck or broke throttle cable.
     
  3. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
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    as of what i could see it moves.
     
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Make sure the throttle linkage is moving freely with the engine off, If it has set over winter the carb throttle shaft may be gummed up and stuck.
     
  5. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
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    It was working fine last week..all i did was change the fuel filter turned it on worked fine..then today i go to turn it on and it was stuck at Full RMP's..:dizzy:
     
  6. caseymax

    caseymax LawnSite Member
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    Check the govenor / spring.
     
  7. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well, You didn't say in your first post when it ran right last.

    Sooo, Did you check what I said ?

    It's either something with the linkage or the governor slung apart.....
     
  8. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
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    ok i checked on my other 16Kawasaki(Just as old)..and everything that moves there moves with this one..and yes the throttle linkage moves freely..
     
  9. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Take it back to your dealer, You may have internal problems that could be covered under warranty.
     
  10. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Look at your governor some times they get loose.:waving:
     

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