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Pls help me with a Toro question (this will be simple for a man!)

Posted by ditnc 7 NC (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 11, 10 at 20:41

I bought a Toro leaf blower/vac about 15 years ago, model number 51571. I cannot find the manual online since it's so old.

I have used it to blow, but have not used it to 'vacuum' since I bought it. I can find 2 on/off switches (both slide if I move one of them), and it has a speed control for air flow (high-low) by turning the round motor-vent thingy, but I don't see anything that lets me switch it from blow to vacuum.

I know it's something really simple to make it vacuum into the bag....does anyone know how to reverse the air flow to make it vacuum? TIA!


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RE: Pls help me with a Toro question (this will be simple for a m

Well, the bag attaches where the blower tube goes on the unit and there is a separate big tube that goes on the inlet side of the motor unit. The switches don't change the airflow.


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RE: Pls help me with a Toro question (this will be simple for a m

tomplum, that's exactly it! Thank you! I found that the motor cover comes off, so now I just need to find the separate big tube in the garage (that should be challenging...). Thanks so much!!


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RE: Pls help me with a Toro question (this will be simple for a m

Sure. The tube is leaning against the wall where the kids bikes are...


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RE: Pls help me with a Toro question (this will be simple for a m

Found it and got it working. Thanks for your help!


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