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I have a sovereign with an 18 horse Kohler twin. The governor doesn't want to slow the engine down. It stays wide open. I happened all of a sudden while tilling. All linkages and seems seem right. Any ideas?

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Al
Hi, If the arm didn't slip on the shaft, most likely the gear with the weights on broke or the pivot bosses for the weights broke. What Kohler do you have. Good luck, Al

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If the gov. is bad now THAT'S a BIG job to fix.On either magnum or kt series,The whole eng. has to be dis-assembled to change it.Loosen cinch bolt on gov arm,Open throttle wide open,move gov shaft with pliers all the way in the SAME direction as the throttle opened ,tighten cinch bolt,that's it. good luck with it.

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Hi, If you have a Magnum or a KT, there have been some problems from the shaft in the fornt really rear housing moving. It is caused after the engine has been overheated and the aluminum loses the interference fit with the shaft. The governor can be replaced with out splitting the engine. The first thing to check is the shaft where it is pressed in the block up near the oil fill. If you can see that the shaft has moved that is the problem. I need to check some notes, but you can remove 1 cylinder far enough to get the wrist pin out, leaving the piston and rings in the cylinder. Then you can thread the new governor using a wire and going up through the oil fill hole and work it on the shaft. If this t he engine you have let us know and I'll give you the details on how to do it. Good luck, Al Brian Jones are you there. It has been so long since you clued me in how to do this. Do you remember all the details? I remeber diong it and pinning the shaft a couple of times, sooo long ago. [Brian is one of the Gods I call on when I am in trouble.]

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