Asked by: Khawla Bendermacher
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How do you tighten a lawn mower cable?

Last Updated: 30th January, 2020

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Slide the cable through the housing and then intothe handle unit to attach it to the throttle handle. Make sure youhave the throttle all the way down so the cable is tight.Pull the cable with a pair of pliers to make it tight andturn the lock screw. Replace all housings.

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Just so, how do you tighten a throttle cable on a lawn mower?

How to Adjust Throttle Cables on a Honda LawnMower

  1. Turn the lawn mower off.
  2. Slide the throttle lever into the "choke" position.
  3. Locate the Phillips-head screw that holds the throttle lever tothe engine bracket.
  4. Grasp the throttle cable and pull it toward the lawn mowerhandle until it is tight.
  5. Attach the spark plug wire back to the spark plug.

Likewise, how do you adjust the governor on a Briggs and Stratton engine? To adjust the governor, you would loosenthe screw on the bottom of the governor arm and push thegovernor arm so the throttle is wide open. Then you wouldturn the bottom "clip" (which is connected to the governorshaft) counter clockwise. This will set the governorshaft on top of the governor spool.

Also to know is, how do you adjust the throttle on a Briggs and Stratton engine?

How to Adjust the Idle on a Briggs & Stratton LawnMower

  1. Loosen the set screw in the center of the air filter with aflathead screwdriver.
  2. Tighten the idle adjustment screw, found on the side of thecarburetor, by turning it clockwise just to the point where youfeel it lightly touching the seat of the carburetor.

What does the throttle do on a lawn mower?

Running at partial throttle allows thegrass to bind the mower up, and it could lead tohaving to get under the mower deck and manual clear out thedeck. So after you get you riding mower started and warmedup, crank that throttle up and don't bring it down until youare planning to stop for the day.

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