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Governor Troubles.....

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Old 05-24-2005, 07:20:56 PM
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Default Governor Troubles.....

I was running my 3 horse Deere E recently and came across some governor troubles....The engine would run and fire erraticaly and occasionaly i would have to pull on the speed control to get it to pick up.

I pulled the side cover off and am now wondering how to properly adjust the governor where it is pushed out near the bottom. (lack of proper terms really hurts the description).

Any other help or advice would be great...

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Default Re: Governor Troubles.....


If your engine was running ok the last time you ran it, I would look for fuel, ignition or sticking valves before adjusting the governor.

I have found out the hard way in the past not to introduce an unnecessary change into the mix untill I have checked out everything else that could cause the sudden change in the behavior.

Even if this is something that has been coming on or this is the first time you have run the engine then I would still check the other things first before making any adjustments to anything that has been set for a long time.

If someone has disasembeled the governor or messed with it then it might definitly be more suspect.

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