View Full Version : lawn mower trouble

Barry Tolson
Jul 25th 2010, 04:53 PM
Have a simple Briggs n' Stratton push type lawn mower. No bells nor whistles. It starts and runs fine...but stalls as soon as any kind of load is put on it...even in short grass it will stop running. Any ideas what might cause this?

Jul 25th 2010, 07:17 PM
Governor spring. Governor not kicking in.

Barry Tolson
Jul 25th 2010, 09:41 PM
Interesting. I'll take a look.

Aug 15th 2010, 08:18 PM
my first guess would be a governer spring. when was the last time you tuned it up I have seen spark plugs that was fouled. The motor will run until you put a load on it then the spark is to weak to fire when under a load