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Old 05-03-2016, 10:10 PM   #16
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UPDATE: Confirmed that flywheel is ok. Tried a few suggestions to no avail. Removed spark plug, connected harness, grounded and tried to start - saw NO spark. Put thumb over spark plug hole, pulled start - felt a weak puff of air. Sprayed carb cleaner in all openings of carb. Still no start. When I pull cord, wheel only turns during pull, no spin, no churning at all. Dead! Calling it quits. Appreciate all the feedback!
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:56 AM   #17
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Does it have a kill switch lever on the handle to shut it down if you let go? Did it come unhooked?
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Thanks. Yes it does and I did check that also. It unhooked over the winter and when i reattached it i thought it had less tension but it did pull the kill lever near the spark plug. Just to be sure I inserted an object under the cable to add some tension and it still did not start. I will however try that again. Thanks for your reply.
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:16 PM   #19
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I would just write it off and either this year pay a local neighborhood kid to mow for you, or get another mower. I only paid $138 when I bought mine at the time that I worked at the local Sears store.



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Hey guys! Been off for a while but wanted to update. I got a new mower, and it's great! I forgot how a self-propel was supposed to work. My old one had pretty much lost all drive, the wheels were loose, and it never did start despite all the suggested remedies. It didn't even stutter when trying to start! Thanks for all the feedback! I'll be reading the forums but hopefully not posting on this one for some time! (Of course I'll be posting as usual on the others!)
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Hey guys! Been off for a while but wanted to update. I got a new mower, and it's great! I forgot how a self-propel was supposed to work.
Sorry you couldn't get the old one going, but congrats on the new mower. I recently got my first self-propelled mower. It's all wheel drive and feels like I am mowing with a small monster truck . It goes through and over a lot of stuff that would have broken my back with my old push mower. There's no way I can go back to using a push mower after having self-propelled. Which mower did you get?
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Toro 20334, 22in, with electric start (push a button!) Works great! (Old one was a Toro 22in also - was self-propelled but lost some "push" over the years!)
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Toro 20334, 22in, with electric start (push a button!) Works great! (Old one was a Toro 22in also - was self-propelled but lost some "push" over the years!)
Nice. Electric start sure beats yanking a cord. That's for sure.
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