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Old 09-13-2011, 01:47 AM
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Toro Recycler 6.5 hp Tecumseh hard start after warm shut down

I have a 6.5 hp Tecumseh engine on a Toro Recycer mower that will not start after a warm shut down. If I leave it set awhile it starts right off.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:21 AM
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any wonder why techumche went under?
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:11 AM
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No Tecumseh fan here either, but-----

Install an inline spark checker to ensure you have spark when this occurs. Normally, if a coil is failing you will get an occasional shut down during operation but I have experienced a few cases where the coil failed due to heat rising off the engine after the engine is shut down.

If you have spark in this condition, you have other problems--lack of proper compression, valve clearance problems, carb problem, air leaks, bad plug. etc.

What is the serial number on the Toro decal? That would give an indication of the age of the unit.

Does the engine fail to start whether you prime or not?
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:38 PM
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could be loosing compression when everything heats up
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