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Tecumseh Governor broken

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by zz4guy, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    I have a 3.5hp verticle mower that appears to have a broken governor inside the engine. It doesn't move at all even though the linkage is free, and the engine will over-rev if you go to full throttle.

    Is there a way to fix this? How do you do it? Is it expensive? I've never gone inside one of these to fix a governor before.
     
  2. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    Huh?
    It's either one or the other.
     
  3. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 754

    not worth fixing get a new one
     
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    What he said ^^^^^^^^^^ Just run down to Wally World and pick up a $99 special.
     
  5. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    Yeah if it was my mower I would but I am trying to fix this one up for cheap and sell it. I bought it at an auction for $10 so would like to get it running and sell it for $45.
     
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

  7. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    Thanks Restorob. You rock! I've decided not to fix it though - you're right. Going to scrap the engine and put another good one on top and sell that.
     

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