31 Replies to “Tecumseh governor fix”

  1. First thank for your advise and it was very helpful , now one advise from me , please turn your radio while you are recording as it interfere with the sound of your recording .thanks

  2. I have a Tecumseh 3HP H30 35387T on a Troy Bilt tiller I have looked all over the net looking for the correct high and low speed recommended RPM. I just bought a tachometer. Some are saying 3600 RPM but no one talks about a good low RPM. I replaced the Carb, and while it was down I did a few other things to it like crankcase breather a few gaskets and a new governor spring. It fires right up now but I still would like an opinion on the correct RPM settings. Do you have any suggestions?

  3. My old 5hp Tecumseh had wore through the governor arm that the flathead screw fastens to the actual governor armature
    and was sort of wobbling around. I put a small washer in behind the screw and that seems to work fine and it might help prevent wear to the armature and shaft. Good video thanks for sharing.

  4. I have the same setup as your using in video, do you have a picture that shows the gov rod inside the casing as well as how to remove the gov gear, my was sticking and broke it loose however the tits are wore so I would like to just replace while I have it apart ?

  5. HELLO SOUTHERN REPAIR,

    THE SCREW TO THE GOVENOR CLAMP IS NOT HOLDING THE LEVER IT WILL NOT THROTLE UP NOR DOWN. I SEE YOU USED A SLOTTED SCREW MY SCREW IS A TORX. DID YOU DRILL A BIGGER HOLE OR DID YOU FORCE A BIGGER SCREW INTO THE CLAMP.

  6. if my governor gear is completely broken, gear and linkage, will the engine not run properly? I have the same engine on my snow blower, i took it apart and found the governor broken inside the crankcase, it burns oil very badly and wont stay started. Huge leak coming out of the crankshaft hole on the cover, I wouldn't think that would prevent the motor from running… seems to be getting good compression and sealing in the head but sill burning oil. Any ideas?

  7. Great Video! I have recently become a driveway mechanic and have been messing around fixing my old stuff. I didn't know how to adjust the governor or how it even worked (thanks for that in the video too). I my Tecumseh engine looks like the one in this video and is off my snow blower. This year (after 17 years) started to run way too fast. I have tried a new governor spring and several adjustments after watching this video. I need to replace the screw as it doesn't stay tight anymore. I keep running into the same problem, it either revs too fast or it is on the verge of stalling. I will try another spring as the one i tried was a generic spring from a local hardware store and although it appears to be the same size, it has too much tension. Any other suggestions to make the adjustment would be appreciated.

  8. Hi thanks for the video. it helped a lot. we are putting a 4 horse tecumseh on a go-cart. it looks like the one in the video. can you tell me how to put a throttle cable on it lol. I know probably a silly question but please help 🙂

  9. Hi thanks for the video. it helped a lot. we are putting a 4 horse tecumseh on a go-cart. it looks like the one in the video. can you tell me how to put a throttle cable on it lol. I know probably a silly question but please help 🙂

  10. I have a governor problem, Toro GTS, no throttle. It runs fine for a while then every once in a while it speeds way up. I can stop the engine, start right back up and it runs fine for a minute, then speeds way up. I can let go of the safety level, it starts to die and I'll pull it back quick enough so the engine starts up again and it runs normal for another minute or so. Could this be a problem with in assembly inside the engine (the weights and gear?)

  11. my 5hp  tecumseh snow blower engine starts and runs fine until you start to blow snow. then it stalls out. we have rebuilt carb. replaced gas cap and replaced gas lines does any one have any other suggestions as to what may be wrong.

  12. Great video, by appearance your carb-governor and related linkage is exactly as my (like new) 2003 Tecumseh HSSK 50-55 5hp MTD Snow Thrower.
    The engine starts, idles and revs perfectly however, the problem started last season, like today when heading into 6" of light snow the engine will labor-down and I have to stop the augers so the engine will again rev-up.
    Last year I did move the governor arm to make it rev a little higher, I also turned-in the governor side screw.
    Just today the problem of it laboring-down still occurs, it's almost like the governor isn't working.
    Not many hours on this very well maintained snow thrower and a few years ago with it would easily cut through 12" of heavy snow without wanting to stall.
    At this time I have not moved the governor spring to any other holes.
    Thanks for any suggestions

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