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How to Set the Governor Setting on a Kohler Engine

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Your Kohler engine’s governor regulates, or governs, the speed at which your engine operates. It uses a mechanical centrifugal flyweight system that holds the engine speed constant even when load conditions change. You can set the settings on your Kohler engine governor in a few simple steps.

Step 1

Locate your governor. It is located on the left side of the engine as you face it if mounted on your vehicle. This side is also called the “starter side” because your engine’s starter system connects here.

Step 2

Verify the throttle linkage rod is connected to the lever on your governor. You can identify the throttle linkage rod by tracing its length; the other end will be connected to the throttle lever on the carburetor.