127 governor problem

Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:40 pm

need some help. I recently restored my 127. re-built the engine completely. starts and runs, but I think I have some sort of governor probelm. Shouldn't have have tension againest teh governor arm? meaning if I pull the arm left or opposite carb, shouldn't it want to almost spring back?

mine does not - what is my problem?

also, I cant sem to get the throttle set correctly. I cannot throttle - full throttle - too high RPM.

Any help or advice is appreciated.

Re: 127 governor problem

Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:15 am

Sounds like you do not have the governor/throttle linkage hooked up correctly. If you look in the Kohler engine manual, which you must have since you rebuilt the engine, in section 6 there is a spec on how to set the governor arm properly with no load on it. Figure 6-47 shows you the correct linkage assembly and how to do the initial adjustment on the governor. There is nothing in the engine or governor that provides the spring back. Then there is a spring that goes from the lower governor arm, to a small plate with multiple holes in it, where the throttle hooks up. Then the adjustable linkage goes from the top of the governor arm to the throttle on the carburetor.