Briggs and Stratton Governor Linkage Diagrams

Here are the diagrams for the more popular L-head engines. I will post the others as soon as I get them scanned. These images belong to the Briggs and Stratton Corporation. They came from the shop manual, P/N 270962, 1995 Revision.

  • Figure 41 is generally the same setup for all 3.0 to 4.0 HP engines with tank mounted below carburetor. (Classic, Quattro, and Sprint engines)

  • Figure 54 is only model 136200 go kart engine. If you wish to turn a 5 HP chore engine (e.g, tiller or edger engine) into a go kart engine, the pieces marked with an arrow must be purchased. These parts do not come standard on any engine except 136200 model series. (Return Spring, Anchor, and Conduit Anchor.)
  • Figure 53 is generally for generator applications. Turn the nut clockwise to increase RPM and counter clockwise to decrease RPM. For 60 Hz output (US) engine must turn 3600 RPM. For 50 Hz output (Europe) engine must turn 3000 RPM.
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    updated 6-4-02
  • 10 responses to “Briggs and Stratton Governor Linkage Diagrams”

    1. al novotny says:

      All springs are connected, I still can’t get anything to happen when I move the throttle. It starts up idles good but when I move the throttle nothing happens. thanks, al

    2. ben kennedy says:

      I have a McLane edger with 3.0 briggs engine model #80202-1765 McLane model 801-3rp, I am unable to start without many changes etc, a repairman changed some and modified some linkage a waste of time and funds etc. I hope you can help me I would like it back as it was originally was. thanks ben

    3. dave laybourne says:

      I have a push lawn mower fitted with b&stratton 550e series motor. My problem is when the throttle control lever is pushed into the start position it is not operating the choke. I can only see one rod from the carb to the governor arm and a light spring from the governor arm to a small link connecting to the throttle cable.
      Any help would be appreciated
      Thanks Dave

    4. Henry Rushing says:

      I cannot find pics like this of late model Intek V twin engines.Governor / carb linkage connections.I have a link from left side of choke rod on carb going down to choke lever attached to throttle control, both are one cable. This linkage attaches with a plastic part. It operates a device that looks like a potentiometer but has no wires to it must be some kind of a damper when you go to choke position? mod 44R877 type 0008G1 code 140606YG I would like to purchase a repair,shop manual for this series engine,all I can find are for older engines.

    5. V.Sukumaran says:

      How does throttle governor works?

    6. Robert Daumiller says:

      Do you have a diagram showing how to replace B&G 691859 & 691297 governor springs? Thanks for any help you can offer.

    7. jerry says:

      I have old sears tiller model 917294580 with briggs & statton 190402 0641-01 the governor linkage is not attached on bottom is it suppose to drop in front of choke link or in back of choke link, also governor spring is hook to governor arm but not hook to plate at other end. where do they go

    8. Les says:

      I have a Briggs & Stratton model series 400,000 motors been sitting for a year and a half little rusty in the bottom bowl the fuel pump seems to be pumping fuel does the Bowl have to be filled with gas to help to start like prime it seem fuel not filling on its own gas is seem to b at Carburetor could it be the fuel pump and would you have have a part number for that fuel pump may be not strong enough pumps fuel Thanks.

    9. I have this craftsman self propelled lawn mower with a briggs and stratton engine model#11p902-0693-b1 and when it is stared runs as if it is going to a race I adjusted the governor and that wouldn’t work.

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