Throttle creeps down

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Dirty Water, May 14, 2006.

  1. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    I have a diesel engine powered ditchwitch that has a hand throttle, when its being used, it needs to be at close to full throttle, however, the the throttle will creep down to idle in about 10 seconds...very annoying as you have to keep your hand on the lever.

    Is it out of adjustment, or do I need to clean the linkage?
  2. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 752

    The center bolt on the throttle lever has a wavy looking washer. All it should need is to be tightened up until the lever stays in position.

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