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I have a craftsman mower w/Tecumseh engine:

Craftsman # 917377292
Tecumseh # 143976500

I cleaned out the plastic carb-no obstructions

If I turn the governor throttle lever toward the linkage, the rpm goes up to what it should be. I wonder if I shorten the linkage that this would cause the rpm to go to required for this model. It cuts great at low rpm. I'd like to get it to 3600 or whatever is recommened for this engine.

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Do not shorten any linkages, this may cause your engine to over speed. The engine speed is adjusted by changing the tension applied to the governor spring.

If your engine does not have a throttle control on it, then one end of the governor spring will generally be attached to an anchor that can be bent to change the tension on the spring.
 
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