KOHLER Engine Won't Throttle Down

coho(z8/9 N. Calif)September 20, 2011

Craftsman 917.272060 LT with Kohler 16 hp Model CV460, Type 26509

Starte easily, runs good but engine runs full rpm and will not return to idle when throttle lever is pulled back to idle. Does not develope full power when throttle is at idle position Seems like it might be associated with governor. This problem started abruptly three weeks ago. Any advice will be appreciated. I do not like shutting a hot engine down running at full throttle. Thanks

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Best guess would be to remove the airbox and have a look at the throttle shaft plate to ensure that it is secure.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2011 at 11:09PM
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coho(z8/9 N. Calif)

Thank you for the prompt reply. Took the Air Box off and fount the push/pull link from the governor lever wadded up with shredded grass and weeds. Idles like new, well, almost.
Thanks again,

    Bookmark   September 21, 2011 at 10:55PM
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Good deal. Consider doing some further disassembly and blowing the grass out from the engine cooling system.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 11:37AM
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coho(z8/9 N. Calif)

Did that while I had the hood off

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 4:54PM
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