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trouble with Murray riding mower

Posted by khawkwv none (My Page) on
Wed, May 15, 13 at 12:29

I have a 2005 15.5 hp murray riding mower. Model number 96014000100. The engine is running wide open. I have no control over the speed of the engine with my throttle control. Any suggestions to what the problem is? Thanks,


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RE: trouble with Murray riding mower

Check that the control cable is still anchored by its clamp near the carburetor. It is not unheard of for the little clamp to loosen (or fall off completely) which renders the cable "useless" to pull the throttle back to idle speed.
If the cable is still secure near the carb, check the same thing on the upper end of cable near the control lever/knob on the dash.
If not either of those, you may have lost a throttle return spring from your control linkage.
Anything deeper than this stuff will require us knowing the exact brand engine and all its ID numbers.


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RE: trouble with Murray riding mower

Also check the carburetor for-
1. Throttle plate stuck wide open.
This can happen if an engine has sat for an extended time. The shaft can be gummed up, NOT allowing the governor to rotate the shaft and close the plate.
2. Throttle plate came off the shaft.


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