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Toro Mower

Posted by keith_gardener 48239 (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 28, 10 at 14:32

I have a Toro self-pace mower with a Tecumseh engine that
won't start. New plug, air filter, oil & fresh gas. The carb is clean & float is fine. If the recoil starter kicks back sometime, could that mean I might have sheared a pin? I didn't hit anything, but I can't think of anything else. It gets spark. Thank you.

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RE: Toro Mower

  • Posted by baymee LehighValleyPA (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 28, 10 at 20:44

Sometimes they kick back and sometimes not at all. If it kicks back and tries to take the rope from your hand, you can almost be assured it's the key.

Did you purge the gas line by draining some gas from the bottom of the carb?

RE: Toro Mower

If you have been pulling and pulling on the starter it might be very well flooded. Pull the plug and if it's wet pull it through a few times and leave the plug out for a while to dry things out.

RE: Toro Mower

When Bail is pulled back,Check that the stop switch is open.The cable does stretch after a while.

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