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Maytag upright timing question

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Old 04-01-2016, 04:55:53 PM
Kevin Weis Kevin Weis is offline
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Default Maytag upright timing question

The Maytag manual specifies the timing on these to be the governor arm just touches the contact strip at top dead center. This seem a little late for me. Was figuring it probably should be a few degrees at least BTDC. But given it's a 2 cycle maybe that makes a difference? Any thoughts welcomed.

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Clement Rook Jr. Clement Rook Jr. is offline
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Default Re: upright timing question

Kevin, when the governor touches the leading edge of the brass on the commutator the piston should be 1/4" before top dead center
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Default Re: Maytag upright timing question

HI Kevin. Mine is set right at TDC I believe and it runs great.
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