# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Small Engine Repair Task 984266570

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain the operation of a governor.

Definition

Explanation should include how the governor system maintains engine speed.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How does the governor respond, if the engine does not maintain consistent speed? Does it open or close the throttle? Why?
  • What could be wrong with the engine if the governor is attempting to open or close the throttle, yet the engine is not maintaining consistent speed? How does one determine consistent speed?