22 Replies to “How a small engine governor works”

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to explain how the govenor works on a small engine. I concur!! We are all better off with gaining knowledge versus quick fix videos. Don't worry about the quality of your cinematography, considering this was your first video, you did a great job. Please keep it up! well done M8ty

  2. Thank you for the excellent exploded view of the engine, and the explanation. Unfortunately I had to vomit half way through because of motion sickness. I can't even understand how your camera can shake so much when you seem to be stationary. I encourage you to continue your videos but please use a tripod or a decent camera with image stabilization. The average iPhone has pretty darn good stabilization. With your manipulations, I'd definitely go with multiple cuts and a tripod.

  3. I had to order a new governor oil slinger. When I got my new item, the plastic gear is stiff and requires a bit of force by hand to turn. in the past all governors I have dealt with would spin freely by hand. Do you think I have a defective governor? I really need to get my mower working as my grass is getting high.

  4. Thank you . I finally found an explanation as to what exactly the governor does ,including the springs and weights . Never saw that in cars so I got stuck with a kawasaki engine that im working on , I tried adjusting it without knowing how it worked and just walked away from it . I'll get it working properly tomorrow .

  5. Thank you so much for taking the time to explain how the govenor works on a small engine. We are all better off with gaining knowledge versus quick fix videos. Don't worry about the quality of your cinematography, considering this was your first video, you did a great job. Please keep it up!

  6. Yip, this is the only video i've seen thus far that actually explains it rather well. Other videos seem to rely on "vague explanations " where one finishes thinking that the person who made the video isn't as sue of how it works either!! Really enjoyed this, despite the violent camera movements 🙂

  7. Hi Gust, it could be, hard to say, are revs high enough, did problem exist before work on carb. perhaps a linkage or spring is not in correct positiob or is damaged. do you know if its a weight or fan governor.

  8. Got an MTD 5 hp Tecumseh snowblower when I get in to heavy snow engine bogs down, and won't blow the snow, is it governor or carburetor problem, put a new carburetor kit in fuel and air/fuel  mixture adjustments respond good. Adjusted governor clockwise on shaft as far as it will go, then have tried various position on  lever rod, to get full motion on carburetor shaft, springs are in original holes, that I marked, but still doing same thing under load, no power?

  9. I realise this video was posted over a year ago, but I found the explanation very comprehensive. It also helps when it's coming from a fellow Aussie. 😉 Thanks 🙂

  10. so, really on a go kart, why would they totally remove it ? I can't see how it would really add much extra power,, … If I'm correct and they would want more take off power coming out of a corner, why not just add a stronger spring ???? if they would want more top end I would think they would get ahead by changing the rear sprocket .. correct ?? "" me and kids have been getting into back yard race karts, just trying to understand it all :)""

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