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I have a Toro Lawn Mower that won't Start. Any Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by dealclipper, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. dealclipper

    dealclipper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I have a Toro push Lawn Mower that I bought back in April. I tried to start it last month and it wouldn't start. I put fresh gas in it and the oil looked good. I couldn't find a gas primer bubble so I am lost. I need some feedback to get it started. Please help!

  2. GreenGuysLC

    GreenGuysLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    did it set since april without being ran?
  3. dealclipper

    dealclipper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    No I had it sitting for about 3 months
  4. GreenGuysLC

    GreenGuysLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    Just putting fresh gas in tank wont fix it if the gas sat for three months. It has quite possibly sat and clogged the jets in carb. a good carb cleaning may be needed. Todays fuels are horrible on small engines .. if it is gonna sit for months you need to introduce a stabilizer into your fuel or drain it completely.
  5. dealclipper

    dealclipper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Is the stabilizer sold in hardware stores or like a wal-mart?
  6. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    yes ... how do some people even find lawnsite.com? :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:
  7. dealclipper

    dealclipper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    LOL. I just came across this site on google somehow. BTW I am not a landscaper.
  8. James Higgins

    James Higgins LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Man, what's the model no. of the product you are using from toro? And is it a lawn tractor or walk power mower ? Please mention details. I have given to one of my team members from jims mowing to use this. He also faced the similar problems with toro walker and re-selling was the last option. And we did the same? But purchased same brand again as it is a trusted one.
  9. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,156

    Try this for starters: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=144040
  10. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
    Messages: 1,041

    change out the air filter, leave it out and start it with some quick start, which is a backwards way of cleaning out the carb- let in run a little then put in the new air filter. I have had several of these toro, this is the only one i have had trouble starting and it always falls back to the air filter.

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