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I have a craftsman mower model 917.388600, Tecumseh engine model 143.024202. At first the engine wouldn't start. I adjusted the idle screw to get it running. Now the engine runs but will go into full throttle and won't slow until I release the safety bar. The float is working and I changed out the gas and cleaned carb some. It had some water in the gas but I cleaned it out.
 

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Can you adjust the idle screw while the engine is running to bring the rpm down? Does it run/idle normally after the safety bar is released?
 

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Thanks for the welcome.

When I release the safety bar and restart it runs at idle for various amounts of time before it goes crazy. Yes I do believe it did slow back down when the idle was turned down. I'll try that again to make sure.
 
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