Lawn Mower With Toro Power Tools
I was just mowing with my Toro 6.5 and lost the self propel…I can hardly move it..any ideas?
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Sounds like a bad belt.
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Set the cutting height to the correct position
One of the reasons for the lawn mower being hard to push is a low cutting height. In this case, the housing or the cutting blade is dragged through heavy grass.
The most likely reason a mower is hard to push is that the drive cable needs adjustment. Other possible causes include: Worn drive belt. Damaged pulley.
Whenever the blade is engaged, it rotates on a crankshaft to cut the grass. But if there is interference in this rotation, the engine can overload and shut off or lose power. Check the crankshaft connection to see if it rotates freely. Inspect the connecting hardware for damage or rust.
Check the drive control cable when your lawn mower won`t move because the drive cable can stretch over time. Replace the control cable if it`s damaged. A worn or broken drive belt will also prevent the mower from moving so check the belt next. Adjust the drive belt or replace it if it`s broken.
Pushing a self-propelled mower is tough work, especially on a hot day. Self-propelled mowers are built more robustly than a regular push mower, obviously being self-propelled the weight of the mower is less important. They use stronger materials and pack them with extra features.
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.
The fault could be a dirty spark plug, air filter or carburetor, or it could be related to the quality of the gasoline used. Slow starting can also be the result of a failure to clean the blades. In most cases, you should be able to restore performance yourself.
How Long Do Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers Last? A self-propelled mower should last eight years or more, depending on how often it`s used. (Most manufacturers rate their mowers for a set number of service hours.) There`s no significant difference in the service life of a self-propelled mower versus a standard push model.
A dull blade can make your lawn appear yellow, brown and raggedy. A dull lawnmower blade may even pull up portions of the grass because it actually pulls on the entire plant instead of slicing through the blades of grass cleanly.
You can push a self-propelled lawnmower, it won`t damage the transmission in any way. However, it may be difficult to do so, self propelled mowers are a little heavier than a regular push mower.
Self-propelled mowers are available in single and variable speed models. They work by engaging a speed control lever (sometimes part of the handle; sometimes a separate bar or shifter) that causes the mower to move forward.
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I was just mowing and lost the self propel..very hard to push
Sounds like a bad belt.
My Self-propelled push lawn mower is no longer “self-propelled” while the wheels are on the ground. When not on the ground, the wheels engage but VERY slow.
Try putting new bail one it and see what that dose
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Mower will start but when I pull back on the self propelled handle it doesn’t take off, you have to push it still.
The cable is broke are the belt is broke
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Hello My self propelling quit is it worth the fix my cable looks as if it broke tried to band aid to no avail still no go
Sorry. i honestly think that the best solutin for this is to push the lawnmower. it may be very difficult to fix this problem yoursel, unless you are a mechanic. i like the good old fashioned non motor push mowers. they are fun.
good luck with whatever you choose to do!!
How to replace the handle lever? – Toro Lawn Boy Self Propelled CARB Walk Power Mower
The handle just sits in a hole you should be able to pop it out fairly easy.
Chain saw won’t start – pull starter pulley hard to pull?
If it worked fine the last time you used it, then pull the spark plug and try pulling the rope. See if it’s easier or if gas shoots out of the plug hole. I’ve seen this happen when the diaphram in the carb goes bad from sitting over winter. It loads up the cylider with fuel and makes it very difficult to pull the rope. If there is no fuel in the cyliner and it’s still hard to pull, make sure there is nothing binding the clutch/sprocket. I’ve had chucks of wook lodged in there that caused it to bind the crank output, which resulted in a hard pull on the rope as well.
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Should be some sort of tensioner device or spring that would need to be slacked off in order to facilitate removal try that