Snow Blower / Snowblower Bottom Cover :

Only 1 year old and will not run with choke off. erratic rpm. doesn't seem like the governor is set right
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Sounds like last years ethanol gas messed up your carburetor.
Probably have to drop the carburetor Bowl and clean the Jet

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When the crankshaft spins quickly, the flyweights open up, putting pressure on the governor cup and crank. This closes the throttle, limiting the air-fuel released into the engine. When the engine load increases, the crankshaft spins more slowly. This leads the flyweights to relax and the throttle to open back up.
To raise the pressure settings, turn the adjusting screw counter-clockwise. To lower the pressure settings, turn the adjusting screw clockwise. Note: Be careful not to over adjust. Each 1/4 turn of the adjusting screw raises or lowers the pressure setting approximately 4 psi.
Pry the plastic cap off if it is still engaged. Disconnect the idle air adjustment valve by locating and disengaging the electronic connector that holds it to the throttle body. Turn the idle screw to adjust the idle—turn the screw to the left to increase the RPM or to the right to lower it.
Mechanically to increase the RPM, you need to have the lightweight pistons, strong rods, rod bolts and wrist pins, and the cam / valve springs have to have the right force / preload to avoid valve float. The oiling system & cooling systems need to be configured to avoid cavitation in pumps at the desired speed, too.
You can change how sensitive the mechanical governor system responds to loads by changing the amount of leverage your governor spring applies to the governor arm. The pivot point is where the governor arm meets the governor cross shaft.
Surging (overrevving). The engine not being able to reach top speed. Erratic speed control. Delayed reaction or sluggish response to changing load conditions or throttle movement.
Symptoms can include: The engine idling too fast or not idling down when the throttle lever is moved to idle position. Surging (overrevving). The engine not being able to reach top speed.

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