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How to Fix the Governor Springs on a Weedeater Lawnmower

The governor on a small engine controls the engine speed. If the engine runs too fast on a small engine, it could result in catastrophic failure. In the case of a small engine, it can actually break apart if it runs too fast. Repairing a governor and replacing the springs is the same for all brands.

Replacing the governor springs on the Weed Eater lawn mower only takes a few minutes.

If the springs stretch or break on the Weed Eater lawn mower, you must replace them to keep the engine from running too fast. It only takes a few minutes t replace them, and simply ignoring them can mean having to replace your lawn mower. Repairing a governor and replacing the springs is the same for all brands.

Warning

Do not touch the engine when you replace the air cleaner since it will be hot.