32 thoughts on “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. thanks for posting – my snow blower was over revving at idle and dying under load of snow. I made some governor adjustments and it's back running fine.

  8. Holy cow! This is exactly the video I have been looking for. Got my old snowblower running like a top after watching. Thank you so much!

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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?)

  13. thank you, exactly I had the same issue high idle and my governor arm link frozen on top of the carburetor throtle shaft I made it loose and it is working

  14. 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.

  15. HOW DO YOU HOP UP A 10 HP. TECUMSEH. MODEL HM100. LH 358XA
    ENG FAMILY 8TPXS.3582BA
    SPEC. 159538Y. LIKE TO GET MORE TOP END OUT OF IT.
    MOTOR CITY STEVE. GO RED
    WINGS…

  16. 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

  17. Hey Man,
    I don’t know your name, but ignore these fools trying to make fun of your videos. Obviously, they’re here because they need to learn something too. I have an MTD snowblower, and in Anchorage, Alaska where I live, we just got what I hope was the last significant snow fall of the season. A buddy of mine which owns a home repair and restoration business was trying to help me tune this snowblower up a little. Next time, maybe he ought to stick to his profession. He wanted to hook the spring from the governor arm directly to the throttle linkage on the carburetor at first. And do away with the linkages altogether. This was all because the blower would barely come off idle when he’d lift the throttle control. I finally walked away, went in my house and watched a movie for about a half an hour. It was about then that it sounded like he got frustrated, and was trying to purposely cause it to throw a rod. I hurriedly got my boots and jacket on, ran outdoors, and shut it off. He said that that had to be the way it worked, because this was the only way he could get it to crank through a foot of snow in 5th gear. I asked him to calm down, and let me work on it for a few. Learning he had thrown the spring someplace over the fence, it take a couple minutes to find one in my screw bins, that I knew a few springs were laying in as well. I found one that I felt was roughly around the same tension. It took a moment getting the spring where it felt right, and I next had to handcraft a linkage to the throttle, and get it close to the way it responded in your video.. Using just about where it sat in your video, these ‘settings’ were all rough adjustments, but I primed a couple squirts and closed the choke. The moment of truth was upon me.. It started right up, and it idled a little high, but seeing the governor screw was already a little further than halfway out, and the idle adjustment on the carburetor was not making contact with the throttle, plus I was so close to it running right, I opted to remove the screw, and stretch the spring out, making it tight again on the screw shaft. A little bend here and there on the linkage, moving the spring into a different hole, and a little adjustment on the throttle idle, had me cranking through a foot to a foot and a half of snow, as he had done, but with the engine idling lower until I put it under load. Your video, even if it seemed that you may have a little stage fright turned to video fright, was enough information for me to rough tune, and fine tune my machine, and run it for about four hours without a hitch
    Kudos to you my friend, and to the haters, and those that pick out stupid shit to cry about, get some lives. I never noticed anything wrong with any part of the video, except maybe the presenter got a little slow a couple times, and I believe that was to think twice about what he wanted to say before he said it, so that you, the viewer wouldn’t receive false information. You owe this guy an apology, but you’ll never give it… Thanks for a video that did the job it was meant to…

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