Flipped Toro Z500 with Kohler 27hp EFI

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Toxey, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Toxey

    Toxey LawnSite Member
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    Turned my mower over on a hill yday. It ran upside down prob 30 sec. Got the mower turned back over no other visible damage and now the engine will not start. Turn the key and the fly wheel will click but not turn over at all. Is there a safety switch of some sort on these mowers? Thanks
  2. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Gold Member
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    There is a safety switch, but if that was the problem the starter wouldn't click.
    The starter/gear is prolly jammed in the flywheel. Try rotating the flywheel backwards a bit, that should free it up.
  3. Toxey

    Toxey LawnSite Member
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    Thanks Big fish i will try it
  4. Toxey

    Toxey LawnSite Member
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    flywheel was hard to turn but got it free. still will not turn over but just click. could be a sheared flywheel pin?
  5. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Take the spark plugs out and try to turn it over, may be oil in the combustion chamber.
  6. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This would be my guess. Also does it have a tilt switch? if so bypass it.
  7. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I know this is silly sounding but make sure the blade isn't engaged. My snappers will click when trying to start them if the blade is on
  8. Toxey

    Toxey LawnSite Member
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    Im not sure if it has a tilt switch. I am clueless of what could be wrong
  9. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Either am I.That's why you post model and serial numbers.
    Did you check that the PTO switch was off. Seems elementary
    but reddens has a good point.
  10. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from South Jersey
    Posts: 1,532

    If it had a working tilt switch, it should have killed the engine the moment it went over......

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