Resetting the Governor to WOT
This bulletin covers the following Champion Power Equipment models: All Champion Power Equipment products instilled with a 717cc or 754cc engine.
Please read the instructions completely and carefully before performing the service.
- To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand the operator’s manual before using this product.
- DO NOT make any adjustments to the product without first stopping the engine and disconnecting the spark plug wire.
- Burns from hot parts — let the engine cool completely before touching hot parts.
- Injury from moving parts
- To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, be careful when working around gasoline. Keep cigarettes, sparks and flames away from all fuel‐related parts.
- The engine governor may need to be reset to WOT (wide-open-throttle) for the following reasons:
- After many hours (300-500 hr.) of operation to compensate for wear.
- If the carburetor has been removed for cleaning and re-positioned.
- If the generator is experiencing wide speed droop from HSNL to 100% load.
- If the generator is experiencing speed instability/speed hunting.
- To reset the internal governor flyweights to carburetor throttle WOT position, do the following:
- Remove the main governor spring. If the spring is left on the spring, force can flex the governor link and cause a setting error, poor droop, and stability performance.
- Loosen the M6 nut that tightens governor lever to governor shaft paddle.
- Use a light 2-finger torque [2-7 in.-lb. (.23-.79 N-m)] on the screwdriver to turn the governor shaft paddle screw CCW to seat the governor flyweights down at the WOT closed position.
- Use a light 2-finger push on the governor lever towards the carburetor to seat the carburetor throttle lever up against the WOT stop.
- Tighten the M6 nut to [8 ft.-lb. (11N-m)]. Be careful not to push the governor lever off of the carburetor WOT stop.
- Reinstall the main governor spring into hole #5.
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