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Old 03-15-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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Toro 22" recycler. Had to replace the starter/pulley assembly because it broke at the end of the season last year. Replaced the pulley assembly, won't start. Had old gas, but with a stabilizer. Dumped old gas, put in fresh gas, won't start. Replaced spark plug, won't start. Cleaned the carburetor with cleaner and compressed air, won't start. Also replaced air filter and gave it an oil change. Fuel lines look to be clear. Anyone have any ideas what else to try before I have to have to pay someone to fix it??

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Old 03-15-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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Does it sound like it's trying to start? Did you have to remove the flywheel when you replaced the starter?

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Old 03-15-2013, 06:39 PM   #3
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Didn't have to remove the flywheel. Doesn't really sound like its trying to turn over either.
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2 things you can try. Pull the plug and try to start it a few times. See if you smell gas from the plug hole. Also check the plug for spark.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:46 PM   #5
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That was the next thing I was going to check in the morning. I'll let you know what happens
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After some googling. I took off the air filter and shot a quick burst of carb cleaner into the carb. It started right up. I let it run for a long time and kept turning it off and starting it back up, no problems. I think something must have been clogged somewhere and the cleaner unclogged it. Works like new! Thanks for the input.
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I always run my snowblower and mower dry at the end of the seasons... Never had a problem.. always had problems when using stabil

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