Boss Playa: My pressure washer is revving like crazy up and down check my video out
"karcher g3050 oh over revving" when i manually hold the governor in place
it works fine why is my governor arm moving up and down like crazy?? and
how do i fix it .... thank you sir for your help
mannymanano: Okay, thanks so much for your quick and helpful answer.
mannymanano: Thanks I did not know how those suckers worked.
fnaguitarplayer9: Heard that! I ran into this a while back on a 5 horse briggs! Its the last
thing you think of haha your welcome, Thanks for Watching!!!
michael williams: hello sir i have a 3.5 briggs i checked the compression and got zero
pressure but the lawn mower cranked up and ran any way could you please
tell me what im not understanding here. thanks Mike
T Pope: EXCELLENT You don't know how much time, effort & head-scratching this video
will save me- Clear concise information & I think very helpful. Nice one
fnaguitarplayer9: are you running it with a blade? if the blade is off of it they will kick
back really bad! my engine here in this video has a heavy flywheel on it so
i don't have to run a blade on it. but if you are running it on a stand
like this, don't run a blade! use a old deck to test these motors with
blades. thanks for watching!!!
fnaguitarplayer9: well i'm glad to help out! i noticed you subscribed, thank you. I'm a
little slow on uploading new videos right now (i'm not at my garage until
warm weather gets here, which it is now haha) so stay tuned for new videos.
Damian Towler: great video. the throttle mechanism had me beaten. i just couldn't believe
that the arm mechanism on the carby was indirectly controlled by the
throttle cable via a spring and a wind vane mechanism. amazing.
and...yes....very confusing. great stuff. good man
effemall45: I've learnt quite a lot from your videos and recently had to take apart the
whole dang engine and put it back together since the piston was almost
floating inside the block. Not only did I manage to do this but the old
beast started up pretty smooth as well. Only trouble is I can't seem to get
the thing to rev high enough even tho I have adjusted the governor spring
and I'm pretty sure the petrol/air mix is right. It revved pretty good
before so I've run out of head to scratch, any ideas?
fnaguitarplayer9: Glad to hear my videos have helped out! First thing i'd check is revving
the motor up by the linkage just to rule out a carburetor problem, just
move the linkage where it hooks on to the carburetor, if it revs up good,
the governor spring may be installed wrong or stretched, if it still
doesn't throttle up bypassing the governor, then its probably in the carb,
either out of adjustment or needs a new diaphragm, when revving it up like
this, don't hold it high speed. thanks for watching!
reincarnatedman: Thanks for the explication, I've been wondering why my '35 spends time
rising and falling when I start it. Now I'm off to put in a new cord,
afterwards I can re-tension those springs and it'll be as good as new.
Well, kinda ... Kind regards, Light.
fnaguitarplayer9: I hear ya! Glad to help out! Always glad to save someone money!!! thanks
janabeller1: I'm a chick with little mower knowledge and you just saved me a repair
bill. Just now fixed it myself and runs like a million bucks! Thanks!
fnaguitarplayer9: Hey, it should be on the front of the flywheel shroud/cover above where the
spark plug is, if not it could be on the side of the shroud above the
muffler, anywhere like that on the flywheel cover, it will have a model,
type and code. thanks for watching!!!
Andrew McEwan: Ya there great when there running if it is one I do not see a 2digit number
beside the model number thanks for helping sorry that I gave you a tecumseh
to try to help me fix :-) if you want I can send you a picture of the
sticker on the mower because when I typed the model number in to Google I
got 0 results :-(
fnaguitarplayer9: oh ok you just need the bolt. got ya! i've done that before, but it was so
tight that i actually broke the carburetor itself!!! ... i'm trying to find
a diagram for that, but i'm having problems there should be a 2 digit code
after the type, I have probably 300 diagrams on my computer but thats not
on it, so i have to go to briggs website which has changed and i have to
have a 2 digit code. Ran into the same problem earlier with another engine
foreverwood1963: A lot of hunts and surges are caused by dirty carbs versus bad governor
Mark Almand: I have aYard Machines mower. It has the primer bulb style Briggs & Stratton
6.0 HP engine with a side mounted carborator. model # 123K02-0195-E1 Do you
have a video on how the linkage works from the throttle to the carborator
choke lever? Thanks Mark
fnaguitarplayer9: Sounds like the throttle cable is broke or came loose either at the
throttle control or where it connects on the carburetor linkage, have
someone move the throttle up and down and check at the carburetor to see if
the linkage is moving, another thing, the cable clamp could be loose on the
front allowing the whole cable to move. Thanks For Watching!!!
bousli809: Hi i have the same engine i found out the key was sheared and i changed it
but still kickback any help, thanks
fnaguitarplayer9: no problem! glad it helped. i've had that happen before, a linkage gets in
a bind or something that makes it stick haha thanks for watching!!!
M Romero: Help! I have a Briggs and Stratton Tru Cut (91232 1253 E1) that I took
apart the carb and can figure out how to reattach the govonor and throttle
linkage. Can you help?
fnaguitarplayer9: i would but i don't have a 4 horse, not sure if its the same as this one.
it may not be on right, i had this problem on another push mower engine,
checked everything then i seen i put the spring on the wrong part of the
governor arm haha it could be a bad spring too, if they get to stretched
they won't work. Thanks for Watching!!!
Bill Perry: I had the same problem as rdwngfreak. After trying almost everything I
could find online, I finally paid attention to "could be a bad gas tank
cap". Replaced it w/ one off another mower and it ran great! The gasket had
gotten deformed. Thanks guitar player for the great videos!
fnaguitarplayer9: No, I don't really have any videos on newer equipment, I do have one on
linkage on a briggs 13.5 horse (same as a 12 horse), which all linkages all
use the same principles, so you might be able go by it, it has the auto
choke, when you give the engine full throttle it hits the choke, so that
might help you out, i'll send a PM with it attached... Thanks for
fnaguitarplayer9: @BoscoeFrance thanks! i hear ya. i do alot of guitar modifications and hope
to start building from scratch. i love tube amps, i always wanted to build
a fender twin reverb amp. glad the video helped! thanks for watching!!!
fnaguitarplayer9: Your Welcome! Always glad to help out! Thanks for Watching!
Jim Wisneski: Thank you for the awesome video, you have helped me to regulate my
screaming Briggs which I thought was going to blow up!! Now I am back to a
NORMAL RPM and can see many more hours of usage. Thumbs up my friend!
fnaguitarplayer9: hahahaha thanks for watching!!!
fnaguitarplayer9: sometimes you just can't adjust them out, hate when that happens. i got
several of these motors that need carbs rebuilt, reason i haven't is i just
don't need them all running, i'll fix them when i need them haha yeah that
should be all it needs. no problem, glad to help, anytime!
fnaguitarplayer9: send me the model type and code off the engine and i can look up parts for
you. thanks for watching!!!
fnaguitarplayer9: its probably a older one. briggs website is almost useless for looking up
older engines, luckily i have almost every parts diagram for them. yeah
sure, i'll pm you my email!
gary tennesen: HEY!! Just wanted jump in an thank you for your video!! I have been trying
to figure out what to do with a B/S 3.5hp that surges and stalls "if" I get
it started. Your video showing me what was under the cowling (the flywheel
areas) gave me the courage to get out there and give it a shot -- I work on
computers BUT needed your video to show what was under the hood of a small
engine. FIXED. Previous owner installed choke/throttle upside down
PunaniLicker69: hello kind sir. can u show me with a video how to slow down the engine on a
4hp b+s engine? the springs that i have do really do anything. there is no
give or pull. why is that? ty.
grandpa20122: Thanks, very helpful.
fnaguitarplayer9: yeah there is some differences between them, i will do that, just got to
check my engines to see if i have one with the different setup than the one
in this video. thanks for watching!!!
Bang Arang: I found this video very helpful. My springs sprung this morning, leaving my
fly-wheel vane flapping in futility. Your simple explanation helped me put
the proper names with the parts I'm working with.
Justin LaNoue: Funny this reminded of when I was around 9-10 years old had a 3.5 hp and it
was constantly revving up and down over and over...I couldn't figure out
what was wrong so I just bent the gov all the way open and stretched that
throttle spring all the way out. I was pretty much red lining that poor
little motor and it went through 2-3 spark plugs per season, but it kept
going for years. And I never came across grass too thick to plow through at
1972FordF150: I just made a video a lot like this LOL
outdoorsman310: this is the same design as on my 1960s briggs before i broke the air vane
fnaguitarplayer9: @outdoorsman310 this is a 78 here. haha never seen that happen before haha
thanks for watching
fnaguitarplayer9: yes and no, no because unless you rebuild it with racing parts you will
blow up / destroy the motor, its not designed for those high rpm's. You'll
be surprised how much power it will have governed, and if you gear it right
it will go pretty fast. Remember that all stock go karts come with a engine
governed at 3600 RPM, same as a lawn mower engine! thanks for watching!!!
TheLjex: I just had to say Thanks! for taking your time to explain such complex
machines. I had many sleepless nights trying to fix my Rover mower. You're
a heaven sent
fnaguitarplayer9: it could either be the throttle cable slipped and needs re-adjusted (did a
video on that) or it could be a stretched or broken governor spring. thanks
fnaguitarplayer9: If its the same type of carb as in this video or the newer style with the
primer bulb, you may need a new diaphragm, seems like when they start
acting up they will either do that or just run really really rich and choke
out. I show how to replace the diaphragm in my 2 part pushmower rebuild
video. hoe this helps! thanks for watching!
fnaguitarplayer9: uh oh. you just cussed me out haha i hate tecumseh's. To be honest I do try
to avoid working on them, there great when they are running but as soon as
you have a problem (always carburetor related) thats it. But that model you
gave me sounds like a briggs and stratton model and type number, most
engines in the 3 to 4 horsepower range start with 9, i just need (if it has
it) the 2 digit code beside the type code.
mariodelgado060709: thank you for the video, i want my engine to run alot faster. i have a
briggs and stratton 5 hp. can you give me any advice please and thank you.
strida79a: My lawn mower's engine doesn't turn off when I pull the throttle down to
off position. It also feels like when I increase the throttle the RPM
doesn't increase. Any tips on what might be the cause?
Andrew McEwan: I think the engine might be a Tecumseh and I can send you a picture of the
striker on the mower if that would help