Toro won't start...
I'm hopeful someone can help me out, I've been at this for 2 days and don't seem to be getting anywhere. I have a 2 year old (going on three) Toro 20074 serial# 270039346 that will not spark. I'll describe what happened and what I've done perhaps someone can pick up on something I haven't thought of.
- Mower was out for a couple of days outside while I sealed my garage floor. At no point did it rain (just dew at night) but it was humid. Just wanted to get that out of the way.
- Started it up on Tuesday, starter normal, made a few passes and the mower just died. Didn't sputter to death just flat out cut out and that's it. Tried to crank it...NOTHING! At no point did I strike anything it died on a clean level lawn so no rocks roots or anything like that were hit at any point.
- Checked gas, all good, checked air filter, good there also.
- Took the brass bolt out that holds the flow bowl as I think it acts as a injector. The one located under the red bulb you press to prime. It has a number of little holes, four to be exact, poked through there with a tiny nail. If the bolt is sitting on the ground on the head there is a hole under the thread (two-sided) cleaned that out, there is an additional tiny hole at the top of the thread going diagonal,got that one also, and then one inside the bolt. All clean. While I had the tank off verified that the line is clean by blowing through it.
- Next bought a new spark plug, put that in, still nothing. Took the spark plug out with the wire still attached to the plug touched the thread to the engine block while cranking...NO SPARK! So I cleaned the fly wheel there are several points of "contact" one on the actual coil, took very fine sand paper and sanded that down, then did the same to the two "legs" on either side if I can call them that. I thought perhaps since it sat outside maybe some corrosion from dew or something, also did the same to the actual magnet on the flywheel. Crank the engine still no spark.
So now I'm tracking back, from what I've read on-line the kill switch which is activated by the handle bar (not sure what to call it) is apparently under the flywheel, I can't seem to get in there thought, took the nut off holding the flywheel on but can't get the flywheel off? Is it worth going this route or what else can I do?
I'm really at a loss after being at this for going on three days, any suggestions would be welcome.