Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/John deere r72


QUESTION: How does the mechanical governor hook up on the end away from the carburator

ANSWER: Do you have a Briggs engine?  What is the model and code number?

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If the governor arm has been removed you will have to perfrom a static governor (mechanical) for the governor.  The link below decribes this procedure:

Let me know if the links help.

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QUESTION: Eric the part I need to hook back up has like a paper clip end on the end that is lose it is on a briggs and stratton vertical shaft engine. Model 090707 5830 01 8508 3012 are the numbers stamped on the engine

Part 216 in this diagram?

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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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