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Toro personal pace residential keeps dying

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by BBN, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. BBN

    BBN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    It started out as dying once, maybe twice in a 45 minute mow. Then the gap between dying got shorter and shorter to where it was dying every 5-10 minutes. Now it won't stay running if I push down the "pace" bar. If I start it up and leave it just sitting in neutral it runs all day. It's when I push down the accelerator when it wants to die. (Briggs & Stratton engine) Thanks
  2. BBN

    BBN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    Oh, and might I say that these things are garbage. I had two previous that I returned to HD because they went to crap within a month after purchase. This one has fortunately lasted three seasons. I'm may junk the thing after the mowing season and start with something better next year. The problem is the thing is like pushing a sled through grass without the accelerator engaged.
  3. BBN

    BBN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    I was able to run it today but at a very slow speed. If I picked up any speed it wanted to die. A very slow pace it was fine.

    So, anybody? Or have I answered my own question below? :)

  4. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,249

    Clean up the carb and adjust the ground control cable. Your owner's manual should instruct you on adjusting the control cable. A little research on the net may give you some help on the carb if you are competent to do so.

    You may want to check the condition of the air filter and plug as well.
  5. rm25x

    rm25x LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    I had one come into the shop once, and when you would push the personal pace bar down, the bail cable (the one going to the top engine kill handle) would loosen just enough that the kill switch would engage and shut the mower off. On that model the solution was to replace the cable as it had stretched and there isn't an adjustment to it.
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2012
  6. BBN

    BBN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    Thanks folks. I may refer to the owners manual and see if I can do something without detroying it. LOL If not, there is a repairman in town that specializes on Toro and B&G repair.

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