HOW TO ADJUST SNOWBLOWER ENGINE SPEED GOVERNOR




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1978garfield: I removed the carb on my 5hp Tecumseh to work on it. I marked the hole on the throttle plate that the linkage was hooked to. I reinstalled it. When the engine is not running when you move the throttle lever the throttle moves, When the engine is running the governor pushes the throttle all the way down. You can manually rev the engine by pushing on the throttle plate but it goes back to low throttle when you let go.

What did I do wrong and how do I fix it?
Thanks!

Hugh Mundy: just bought a Tecumseh 10.5 it starts great and idles no prob but when i put it in gear and run it ..it dies after a few seconds like it ran out of gas 2 pulls and it starts right up...fuel line dirt or crap in the main jet ...what do you think..thanking you in advance

Fearless: Hey Donny, what do you reccomend, the max rpm to be set at on a Tecumseh 8hp, hmsk snowking engine at full trottle? 3600 rpm? I checked the engine on my Snapper and its running at around 3450 rpm at full throttle right now, but it needs a cleaning and slight adjustment. Its a 2002 year unit, it has an adjustable carb. Can I set it to 3600 rpm or should I leave it, what to you suggest? The machine always had lots of power and threw far, Im not sure if it was always at 3450 or if it dropped over time from heavy use? Thanks in advance.

Carlos Mejia: A put fuel on that engine now it won't start what that's can be

Al L: Great tutorial! You explains things very well.
I have a problem that is a related to the throttle lever, but is a bit different. I have a 1999 Ariens model 924104-ST1028 Sno-Thro with a Tecumseh model HMSK100 159391W emgine on it. I can raise the throttle lever & increase the rpms, but as I use the snow blower the lever drops & the rpms shortly drop off. So, I have to tie off the throttle leave in the max up position while snow blowing, otherwise the rpms drop off too much to blow snow well.
I thought the problem might be the Tecumseh 34663 Spring as you showed in the video above. When I checked it out, it looks intact, in one piece, plus it does work when increasing the rpms.
So, what could be the cause of losing the rpms?
Sure would appreciate some help. I would prefer not to have to buy the entire Control Bracket Assembly P/N 34677. Looking for a less expensive fix if one is available.

zzaa2691: Donyboy73: Just wanted to thank your for your excellent videos. When I started my Ariens Snow Blower this morning it was racing like crazy. NO idea why this would have occurred. I have never done anything to the carb, and it was running fine yesterday.
Followed you instructions and was able to fix the problem by adjusting the governor arm.
Motor ran great after that, but the unit would only throw snow a few feet and got bogged down in high drifts.
Went back to YouTube and found your video on adjusting and replacing the V belt. Thanks to your excellent video the hardest part was finding the right belt. - I did find a cotter pin puller to be very useful in getting the belt aligned on the wheel.
Very grateful for your help.

Johnny Newburgh: excellent mechanic! Thank you so much for you video

strictlyxjs: this video saved my ass thank you!

Ryan Ferguson: Thank you so much for this video. You just saved me so much time!

TheCi82: this guy I methodical in his descriptions. Not to much info, just enough. great videos. check out his others.

MN Patriot: What size Torx screwdriver was that for the governor arm Dony?

TheCalmbrain: I have a craftsman 13 hp compression seems fine new belt (both) auger/traction it has a high rev but when going through deep snow it wants to bog underload so I back off and do it in chunk wwould the linkage be off and it does have a new carb thank you

Axefiend777: Thank you for this video, You helped me a hell of a lot! Cheers!!

Jay Cole: EXCELLENT instructional video. well done. thanks.

an american to review: so I had to run a new fuel line through my Tecumseh snowblower engine in that processed I did wind up disconnecting the governor control rod and carburetor control rod and the governor control arm was removed and this past Friday I ran that snowblower and it had melted off the exhaust where the exhaust bolts or cherry and fell off so I think that little bit on the governor which I think is what I messed up will help thank you

Semper Fi: donyboy73. Good video. My problem is that the rpm seems fine at light loads but when I get a full "bite" of snow in the intake the engine does not seem to rev up to take care of the extra load. The rpm seems just to stay the same and the snow is thrown 4 feet instead of 30 feet like it used to be. When I stop advancing the snow blower the distance comes back. Would the solution be the adjusting screw on the throttle linkage?

John Hodge: that's the one that pop off and made my crank go through the casing

William Fitzgerald: with mine unless it is under load the engine speeds up then slows down is this the governor?

jim machen: hi

Jay Landry: Whats the proper RPM for that engine at full speed?

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