Flipped Toro Z500 with Kohler 27hp EFI

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

  1. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,737

    Wonder why the kill switch under the seat didn't turn it off. I'm assuming you bailed when it went over. Might be a place to check.
  2. Toxey

    Toxey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    i did bail off it but the mower ended up on top of me.
  3. man00

    man00 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    I don't mean to sound stupid but did you check the battery? Maybe is was damage ?
  4. C & T Landscaping

    C & T Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    I agree, check the battery and the connections...the solenoid clicks, then the problem may be with either the battery, the main solenoid contacts or the starter itself (or the engine is seized).

    Try to tap the solenoid with a rubber mallet, sometimes the switch gets stuck, and that will free it up.

    I would also drain all the fluids and refill with fresh fluid.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2013
  5. twomancrew

    twomancrew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 940

    Does your hour meter have the 4 safety switch indicators like my 500? Look to see that they are all working. Left handle, right handle, brake, pto, and seat switch are all checked with the hour meter. Then pull plugs like said, but I doubt that. Prolly more the battery took a poo. if all else is OK.

    ed. Duh the meter should show voltage too, how old is yours?
  6. Toxey

    Toxey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    It is a 2013 with 160 hrs on it. Its EFI and the Engine light is staying on. The fly wheel will turn about a 1/4 turn when the start the key. All 4 lights on the switch are on so everything is in the correct position. Blades are not engaged
  7. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,337

    Put a wrench on the crank and see if you can turn the engine a few turns...
    Running upside down would have run the engine out of oil...might have a broke rod..
  8. Toxey

    Toxey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    If the engine will turn with a wrench can it still be a broken rod? Sheared flywheel pin be the problem maybe? It was full of oil and has a low oil senor on it
  9. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,337

    The oil sender wont shut the engine off or prevent it from starting...it activates a light or alarm...
    Remove the sparkplugs...using a wrench..turn the engine around a few times by hand...
    Insert a long screwdriver into the cylinders...one at a time..to see if the pistons are moving..
  10. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    Sounds like the engine has nearly seized. Crank it manually until it turns easily (remove plug) and try the starter.

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