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Old 07-04-2012, 11:27 AM   #1
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Toro recyler dies.


Cleaned carburetor,changed gas,gas cap,plug and air filter still dies after starting.
Mower is 5 years old.


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Old 07-04-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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Sounds silly but check the oil level, some have a low oil shut off so the motor does not get ruined.
Look to see if there's a fuel filter inside the gas tank.

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What does the fuel filter look like?
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:40 PM   #4
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do you have a brass float container with a nut holding it up.remove the holding nut and there might is a hole thru it bolt/nut that the gas feeds up into the carb.if there is grass or dirt in it it is starving the feed....sewing needle will fit thru it that is small it is.... thru it and down into it
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You replaced plug but did you set the gap properly?
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Sounds silly but check the oil level, some have a low oil shut off so the motor does not get ruined.
Nope, it doesn't sound silly, and, just to take it a step farther, if you haven't changed the oil recently, do so, and make sure that you use the recommended oil. I obviously don't know if you have an oil monitor or not, so don't know if that may be the problem, but I worked on a friend's generator a couple of years ago, which did have an oil monitor, and which was doing the same thing, and, although the oil was at the full mark, it had not been changed in a long period of time, so I changed it, and the problem went away. I suppose that it could have been a fluke, but am otherwise convinced that normal condensation, etc. had changed the characteristics of the oil enough to affect the oil monitor.
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I can start up the mower with no problem,and keep it running as long as I keep pushing the primer bulb.I brought to a local repair man who cleaned the carburetor,but the only way I can keep it running is to keep pushing the primer bulb.
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Any luck? Get er running?



I always wish folks would come back and tell us "the rest of the story."
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:52 PM   #9
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No,and the grass is about 2 feet high.Looking at buying a nice scythe.
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No,and the grass is about 2 feet high.Looking at buying a nice scythe.
Crud. Sorry to hear that!

If the mower runs while you're pushing the primer bulb, that means you've got a fuel delivery problem.

Do you have a good supply of gas going to the carb? If yes, your problem lies within the carb. If no, you could have a plugged fuel filter, or something in the gas tank itself.

More than likely, however, you have something plugged up inside the carb. Have you dropped the bowl off the carb, cleaned it out good, and cleaned the tiny orifice that draws gas out of the bowl? I'd put money on that little orifice being plugged.

In order to drop the bowl off the bottom of the carb, you will PROBABLY (I don't know for sure about this model) have to loosen and remove a 7/12th or 1/2 inch nut on the bottom of the carb. That will allow you to remove the bowl.

With a can of spray carb cleaner, clean out the bowl well, and clean out the orifice that draws the gas out of the bowl and up into the engine. Reassemble the carb, being very careful to install the bowl gasket properly, and have the bowl itself aligned properly.

This is an inline gas filter.



This is a schematic of a typical lawnmower carb. Most likely, your bowl is full of dirt, crud, and old flaky gas.

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Wow,Big help,Thank you.I'll try it.
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Wow,Big help,Thank you.I'll try it.
When my boys were growing up, we ran a sideline lawn-mowing service. An amazingly dirty job (literally). We ran into all kinds of problems like this, and it was usually something plugging up the carb.

I don't know how it happens, how it all gets past the filters, but you'd be amazed by how much grass can get into your carb.

The problem is that the orifices on these little engine carbs are so tiny, that just about anything can plug them. Then you're out of business.


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I can start up the mower with no problem,and keep it running as long as I keep pushing the primer bulb.I brought to a local repair man who cleaned the carburetor,but the only way I can keep it running is to keep pushing the primer bulb.
Your carb is still plugged or broken. The fact that you have to manual force the fuel into the motor is your #1 indicator. Take the carb off again and use a can of carb cleaner to blow out all the ports. take a sewing needle as suggested earlier and ensure the main jet passages are open.
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Cleaned the carb again.Works fine.
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Cleaned the carb again.Works fine.
Awesome!

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