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Old 10-01-2012
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Re: Universal M18 - stopping using throttle push back

When you push against the throttle to stop the engine, you are doing so against quite a powerful spring. You may have to push harder than you have so far. Presumably it's designed thus to prevent you from accidentally stopping the engine.

There is a distinct stop at the idle position, then it will move further against the spring. (if it's adjusted properly!). I have to push hard on the lever, so I would not expect you to be able to move the arm at the engine by hand.

When I got my Universal I didn't know this and couldn't figure out how to stop the engine!
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Last edited by MarkSF; 10-01-2012 at 07:21 PM.
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