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Toro wont start

ALBsun1

LawnSite Member
Location
DC Metro Area
Was cutting the other day with a toro personal pace, and ran over a large root, immediately cutting off the mower and bending the blade in the process. After changing the blade, it started twice after that the next day, but now nothing. I am far from a mechanic, so any info would be appreciated. Just a shot in the dark. Thanks.
 

newz7151

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Tejas
Flywheel key? Can you pull it at all and does it try to kick back at you when you do pull it (jerk the rope out of your hand)
 

Restrorob

LawnSite Fanatic
First of all what engine is it ? Model and spec. #'s
 
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ALBsun1

LawnSite Member
Location
DC Metro Area
I don't know the model engine, the mower is not here right now for me to look at. I know that it was new at the beginning of this season, it is a briggs engine, OHV, 6.5 HP. And, to answer the other question, no, it doesn't jerk back when you pull it, it pulls just like it normally would when trying to start it, just won't start.
 

Toy2

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Waco, Texas
Check the basics, spark plug wire is on, spark plug is in...etc......small engines are pretty tough....sometimes its the small overlooked items causing the problems...just my 02...
 

lawnmaniac883

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
largo, FL
Most likely the flywheel key has been sheared. You should pull the plug, rotate the engine just to make sure a rod hasnt broken and not blown through the engine side.
 

billyiowan

LawnSite Member
Location
Johnstown, OH
Flywheel key? Can you pull it at all and does it try to kick back at you when you do pull it (jerk the rope out of your hand)
Hey Newz,

My Toro has had that jerk back recently, and now won't start. I peeked under there and it looks as if the something in the shaft sheared. I had to go borrow my neighbors mower real quick so I haven't had a chance to look closer.

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EMJ

LawnSite Member
Location
Space Coast, Fl
I would check the flywheel key to see if it is sheared. Had an outboard with a sheared flywheel key and it would start and run, but it was running backwards. It was a 2 stroke though.
 

Jay Ray

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
d"Iberville MS
I would check the flywheel key to see if it is sheared. Had an outboard with a sheared flywheel key and it would start and run, but it was running backwards. It was a 2 stroke though.
I was trimming in proximity to some expensive glass and was thinking: I wish this Stihl had two recoils, so it could run in either direction. I sure would have shut it down and restarted in the opposite direction so it would have pinged stuff away from the glass. If it works for Mercury shouldn't it work for Stihl?:laugh:
 
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