Question about Toro Garden
We changed the spark plug, checked oil and gas. It is a 6.5 self propelled recycler mower. Any ideas?
This is a very common problem with these toro mowers. the needle valve in the bowl of the carb. is plugged up with dirt or varnish from the fuel. just under the primer bulb there is the carb bowl. it has a nut under it that holds it on remove the bowl and make sure fuel flows constantly while the bowl is off. push up on the float to stop the gas flow. this could be messy and dangerous. careful with the gas. its flammable. best solution is to remove the carb and soak it overnight in a parts cleaner like gunk. caution small parts inside. this happins every year on mine no matter what i do. seems like the orifice is so small it clogs easily. good luck
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
I have a Toro Mower that I think this is its fourth season. It died on my wife several weeks ago and I couldn't restart. Started the next day and I finished our small yard. Next week I mowed front yard, killed it and went to the back. Wouldn't restart. Restarted next day then died after two passes and now won't do anything. Plug looked questionable so replaced it but nothing. Doesn't fire or try to run.
Posted on Jun 09, 2010
There is a green ground wire coming off the coil, I found the other end loose down below the flywheel. Can this be grounded anywhere on the motor or do I have to remove the flywheel and figure out where it is supposed to be attached??? Could this be why mine isn't starting???
Posted on Apr 21, 2011
Toro lawn mower will start up after it sits but then dies minutes later after that I cant get it to start at all. Changed the oil and air filter
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
Basically its a gasoline engine check for
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
I have an older (mid-70's) Toro (Model 20586) and it was doing the exact same thing. That fix about the bolt/jet in the bottom of the carburetor bowl worked for me. Saved me the $419 I was contemplating for a new Toro.
Posted on Apr 27, 2010
Not enough info - did it quit suddenly ? was the mower tipped so that the air filter is now plugged ? need some background
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
All it needed was to clean the orifices of the plug as suggested in the first entry. Just the bit of wire in a twist tie. :-)
Posted on Jun 22, 2010
turn it over and check the drive belt. it's probably too loose or broken. don't ask me how to fix it, i'm here trying to find out why mine keeps dying.
Posted on May 22, 2010
Are these regular bolt on wheels? Have you changed the nut?
I would expectc to find a "Stover" nut on such an appllication. Stover nuts are similar to "NY-Lock" but without the nylon lock. Rather, Stover (and you have to ask for them at the hardware or auto parts place), are not round and/or have had a certain side portion punched to make the nut hard to put on. Some well meaning back yard mechanics (read me) have 'fixed' the Stover by running a tap through them maning them easier to get onto the threads ... but alas, it didnt stay. That was how I learned about Stover.
Let me know if this helps.
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
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