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The Toro with the Tecumseh carb has a known problem that I’ve recently become aware of. The carb needs a good cleaning and if you’re savvy you can do it yourself. I’ve found that the easiest way to get at the sideways-mounted carbs on these things is to first remove the muffler and then take the whole manifold and carb off together. Then separate the carb from the manifold. Remove the float bowl and give the carb a good cleaning with carb cleaner. But pay special attention to the bolt (main jet) on the bottom of the carburetor (here’s the “Trick” I told you about). At the very top of the threads on that main jet (brass float bowl bolt), there is a VERY tiny hole you can barely see with the naked eye. Take the pin from the needle valve and stick it thru that hole and spray it out well with carb cleaner (scrub it with a brass brush if there’s any crud on it). Be sure your carb is thoroughly clean and put it back together, making sure the linkage is correct and it should run fine. This fixes 90 percent of the Toros I work on. Best of luck to you.

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A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the lawn mower for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the engine to stall.
Q. Why is my lawn mower turning over but not starting? The most likely reason is bad gas. Gas that sits for many months during the off-season will eventually break down, gumming up the fuel line and carburetor in the engine and preventing it from starting.
Loose, Dirty or Disconnected Spark Plug in Your Lawn Mower: Check it out, clean off debris, re-connect and tighten. Dirty Air Filter: Clean or replace. Fuel Not Reaching the Engine: Tap the side of the carburetor to help the flow of gas. If this doesn`t work, you might need a new fuel filter.
A full gas tank and oil reservoir are the essential first steps when checking why the lawn mower won`t stay running, but the problem could also be a dirty filter, clogged carburetor, improper fuel mixture, or a dirty spark plug.
A lawnmower engine commonly kicks back when the shear key breaks. The shear key commonly breaks because the blade has kit a solid object and come to a sudden stop. Common symptoms of broken shear key include: Engine won`t start.
The most likely cause of a no-start mower after running out of gas is dirt in the carburetor, but other possible causes include: Air locked gas system. Faulty carburetor. Contaminated gas.
A Dirty Carburetor Can Cause a Lawnmower To Start Then Die

By far, the most common issue that causes a stalled motor is a dirty carburetor. The carburetor on your engine is the thing that draws in air and mixes it with the fuel. Contrary to what the movies might make you think, gasoline itself is not very flammable.

If your lawn mower starts, runs for a while, then dies, check the ignition coil, gas cap, and spark plug. One or more of these parts could be causing your problem. Follow our repair and symptom guide to help you fix this.
Your lawn mower runs for 30 minutes then dies if you are having issues such as a bad spark plug, air problems, a malfunctioning carburetor, or a faulty gas cap. You may even encounter the issue that your lawn mower runs for 5 minutes then dies.

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I was able to start my 5HP Toro but it is running rough. It wouldn’t start at first so I drained the gas and put in fresh. After several pulls it started. I started it because we are expecting a snow storm. The way it is running I’m fear that when it has a load on it will die out. Is there something I can do to clear up the problem?

Toro 5 HP Snow Thrower – Couldn’t find on product list so I put in lawn mower.

ANSWER : Try taking off the fuel bowl and check for debris or ice in it.If there is hardly any fuel in it you may have a plugged or pinched fuel line,try blowing back through it[might get a littl gas in your mouth],turn off the fuel and remove the line at the carb and the tank.If niether of these pick up a new spark plug and try that.

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Mower won’t start. Toro mower..engine won’t turn over. Cleaned sparkplug…checked air filter..weather cool. Followed instructions for cold engine…prime witrh three pushes of the bulb..wnon’t even hint at a start..
ANSWER : Something everyone over looks is oil. Did you check the oil? You seemed to mention everything else but. If you have a low oil switch with low oil it will not start

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I have a toro time cutter that i need to get to the shop, the problem is i need it to go in to neural.
ANSWER : Under the seat towards the rear are two levers with finger loops. move them both to the neutral position shown in diagram provided on mower. This will release the wheels .

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I forgot to add oil to my toro ccr powerlite e. should i remove the gas and start all over again?
ANSWER : !!!!!! dran the gas put in the neww mix gas and pray for the best

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Lawn mower will start and run for 5 seconds and shut down
ANSWER : Will it stay running with your choke on? if so then clean your carb. if not then look for a blockage from tank to carb. ie fuel shut off, deteriorated fuel line. plugged filter etc

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The cable traction cable is broken on my toro personal pase lawn mower. part number 105-1844 how do i change it
ANSWER : I changed the cable on my toro mower but i cant make it go unless i pull back on the handle .i cant find a picture to see what i am doing wrongcan you help. Thanks

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Toro cutting off
ANSWER : Maybe low oil level, all mowers have a low oil cutoff. 30w oil.

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My toro self propelled only runs for a few minutes. I replaced air filter and spark plug, and cleaned out carb. Any ideas?
ANSWER : Have you tried replacing the gas cap? I had the same problem with my mower and did everything you have done, changed gas cap no problem since

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