Briggs & Stratton 550 issue with fuel

CoroboriOctober 14, 2011

Winter just ended in my part of the world and I wanted (need) to use my lawnmover again.

As the fuel container was pretty dirty (I know I should have clean it up BEFORE storing the machine) I had to remove it to clean it up and put it back again.

I am not a mechanic at all but I thought that taking a picture BEFORE removing the container was going to help me. I made a wrong move by shooting it using my smartphone's camera and when I had to insert the container again I noticed that it wasn't good enough.

Anyway the situation is that the engine is firing off fine but revs are just going wild and to avoid an engine seizure I have to shut it down. The issue comes from a couple of springs that I know are misplaced. I searched the manufacturer's website to find a manual showing how those springs should look like but couldn't find a way.

Below are a couple of pictures showing the issue. Anybody around with the same engine could help me on this ?

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the little link attaches between the throttle shaft and the gov vane. It doesn't looked hooked up from what I can see plus the end is bent all funky in the gov vane hole.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2011 at 11:29PM
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