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KOHLER Engine Won't Throttle Down

Posted by coho z8/9 N. Calif (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 20, 11 at 0:50

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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RE: KOHLER Engine Won't Throttle Down

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


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RE: KOHLER Engine Won't Throttle Down

  • Posted by coho z8/9 N. Calif (My Page) on
    Wed, Sep 21, 11 at 22:55

tomplum,
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,
coho


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RE: KOHLER Engine Won't Throttle Down

Good deal. Consider doing some further disassembly and blowing the grass out from the engine cooling system.


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RE: KOHLER Engine Won't Throttle Down

  • Posted by coho z8/9 N. Calif (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 22, 11 at 16:54

Did that while I had the hood off
coho


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