lawn mowers


Question by  timotayj (52)

How do you shorten the spring on a Tecumeseh 6.5 hp governor?

The spring that pulls my governor is too long, resulting in less power in my mower, if I shorten it I can gain power.


Answer by  thattractorguy (2970)

The spring is probably stretched. You should probably replace the spring with a new one. If you really want to shorten it just clip some of it off and bend the cut end over in a J shape to hook it back on. If you trim too much, it will operate at too high of speed and damage the motor.


Answer by  happytimes63 (865)

Remove the spring, clip a small amount off with wire cutters, bend the end to hook in place. Also consider buying a replacement spring from the manufacturer.


Answer by  cgrid76hotmailcom (545)

take needle nose plyiers to cut the lenght you need it to be use the plyiers to shape the end of the spring in to a hook .


Answer by  japratt (1687)

If you are wanting to shorten this type of spring on your governor then you will have to put a new one of first. This will allow it to become shorter.

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