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I have a Kohler 18hp 597cc engine on a cub cadet xt1
When I start the engine is running away with itself. I鈥檝e checked the governor rod and spring and everything is in tack.
just happened all at once. Any help would be appreciated 馃嚭馃嚫馃嚭馃嚫
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Based on what you described, I would investigate whether the governor gear broke. It is inside the crankcase and is a major repair.
To do a test, tie the governor arm so it doesn't go full throttle before start. Start the engine, then slowly release the governor arm and see if the is any resistant force on the governor arm pulling the throttle shut to regulate the rpm. if the is none, there is a good chance the gear broke inside the engine.
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Based on what you described, I would investigate whether the governor gear broke. It is inside the crankcase and is a major repair.
To do a test, tie the governor arm so it doesn't go full throttle before start. Start the engine, then slowly release the governor arm and see if the is any resistant force on the governor arm pulling the throttle shut to regulate the rpm. if the is none, there is a good chance the gear broke inside the engine.
I looked into it and the gear and spring are both broke
Appreciate the information
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