Lawn Mower With Toro Power Tools

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My guess is that someone was working on the self-propell system recently ;)The gears are marked with a L or R and if put on reversed will cause a pulling in reverse.Check your model at a Master Dealer parts lookup site like www.arcolawn.comGood luck

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Inspect the V-belt for damage and replace it with a new one if necessary. Damaged control cable – A broken, or misadjusted, control cable will prevent the mower from self-propelling as well. If the cable is intact but doesn`t move freely, you can try applying a small amount of lubrication to the cable.
The reasons why mower is not moving forward or reverse is that the battery is dead, or due to clogged fuel line. Additionally, malfunctioning transmission, or a broken drive belt, also a faulty spark plug, even when friction wheel isn`t in contact with the friction plate, or damaged Tires.
Grinding gears, starting and stopping during operation, and the wheels not rotating with the pulley are common signs that your mower`s transmission is breaking down.
So can you push a self-propelled lawnmower? 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.
Most self propelled mowers utilize a solid shaft drive transfer system that turns the drive axle to both wheels simultaneously. If the drive loss is only in one wheel, the problem is likely a trapped, broken, or missing part within the drive ratchet or gear system of the non-functioning wheel.
All gas-powered engines need sufficient oil to run smoothly and they take the same type of oil to run as do cars. There are many brands of oil to choose but your first consideration is the type of oil that works best for your mower.

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How to replace the handle lever? – Toro Lawn Boy Self Propelled CARB Walk Power Mower
ANSWER : The handle just sits in a hole you should be able to pop it out fairly easy.

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.
ANSWER : Try putting new bail one it and see what that dose
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What oil to I use in toro self propelled lawn mover is 5w30 ok
ANSWER : Hi jonconbuck…
5W30 is ok during the winter season…but use 10W30 or 30 W non detergent during the summer season
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The torque on my self propelled Toro Mower seems to not be self driving like it used to. It also is making a weird sound.
ANSWER : I agree with the previous answer. Likely the belt is off. Easy to fix and it happens pretty easy especially if you hit sticks or a branch and something (even a tiny stick or twig) finds its way under the plastic cover and gets into the belt area. Grab a pair of pliars, take off the bolt holding the plastic part down on the front and check the belt. If it is off or not alligned right, slip back on check debris. If problem is still there you may be looking at the actual drive shaft itself and that can be a real problem….the kind you may want to take to the local hardware store.

My front two wheels on my toro lawn mower will not move, and when I pull the handle up for self-propel, the wheels still don’t move and the mower makes a funny noise. Any ideas?
ANSWER : Look to see if the belt can off or broke… good luck.

Toro mower model 20017, self propelled will not work and wheels will not roll backward. What is the problem?
ANSWER : Either a gear wheel has busted inside the plastic wheel hub. Or the drive belt is off it’s track and wedged between the disc wheel and the frame. easy to pry off.

Why do the wheels lock up on my self propelled 22″ recycling mower
ANSWER : Sounds like they need cleaning & oiling. Check that nothing is keeping it from moving. I have ran over string or cord before & got caught and wrapped around wheel.

I have a toro commercial self propelled, engine stops when I engage the self propelled. I t runs until then. What can I do to solve this problem?
ANSWER : Regularly check the wheel-drive belt on a self-propelled mower for wear and tightness …. “Affected engines may run rough, stall or bog down under load,”