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Clean the carb and flush the old fuel.
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Add fuel stabilizer to the snow blower`s gas tank at the rate specified on the container, and then try to start the machine. Even if it doesn`t immediately start, keep cranking—by pulling the starter cord repeatedly—to help work fresh fuel and stabilizer through the carburetor.
Over time, the carburetor can develop cracks due to the vibration and heat of the engine. If the carburetor is cracked, it will leak fuel. Inspect the carburetor for cracks or corrosion. If the main body of the carburetor is cracked, you will most likely have to replace the carburetor.
If you left fuel in the tank over the summer, it`s best to drain it by accessing the fuel line or using a siphon system. If that leftover gas is less than a third of the tank, top it off with some fresh fuel, and be sure to include a fuel stabilizer to help condition the mix.
Drain the Fuel
Even if the gas has been stabilized, we recommend completely draining your snow blower`s fuel system before storing it away for the season. Gas oxidizes and breaks down over time, creating sludge that can build up inside your snow blower`s fuel tank, carburetor and fuel lines.
Even still, when you need your snowblower to work on a moment`s notice, using unstabilized, old fuel is about the worst thing you can do for your snowblower. The moral of the story: use fuel stabilizer, and never use old gasoline.
The best value commonly encountered is 0.4 lb per HP.hr It is very unlikely that a snowblower will do better. There are 6.5 lb of gasoline per gallon, so 3.25 lb of gasoline (a 1/2 US gallon) will last no longer than 3.25/2 = 1.65 hrs; probably more like 1 hour!
The easiest way to tell if your engine is flooded with gas is to remove the spark plug. If it`s wet, it`s flooded and you`ll need to let the cylinder dry out before trying to restart. Compressed air can help speed up the process.
Unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of at least 87 ((R+M)/2 rating method) is the recommended fuel grade for all gasoline engines in Toro products. Gasoline with up to 10% ethanol (gasohol) or 15% MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) by volume is acceptable.
Not only is it a fire and burn hazard, but heating an apartment or your home with an oven that`s on and open can also emit dangerous pollutants and gases into your home. The CDC has long warned to never use a gas range or oven for heating because it can cause a buildup of carbon monoxide inside your home.
During the winter season, fill the fuel tank after each use before putting the snow blower away until the next storm. Periodically start the snow blower using both the electric start and recoil start (pull cord), especially when snow storms are infrequent.
Wait for an hour or two if you`ve accidentally flooded the engine by pumping the prime button too many times. The fuel needs a little time to evaporate before you try to start the engine again.
One way to remove the gas is to use either a hose to siphon off the gas or a baster/pipette to remove the gas from the lawn mower gas tank to a gas can. Alternatively, the fuel line connecting the fuel tank to the carburetor can be disconnected at the carburetor and fuel emptied into a gas can.
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Bad gas , plug ,air filter , no spark ck all need all 3 to start
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Bad carburetor your old fuel jammed up the jet so it won’t get fuel and if it does it will start and shut off So replace the carb or try to clean the jet and run non oxy fuel only
I forgot to add oil to my toro ccr powerlite e. should i remove the gas and start all over again?
!!!!!! dran the gas put in the neww mix gas and pray for the best
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..
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
My toro 6.5 hp push mower (2010), has no fire to the plug. I have not abused it. i have a small yard and it just gets normal use. Now it won’t fire. I first changed the fuel and cleaned the carb thinking it was that crappy ethanol again. but i grounded out the spark plug and cranked it…no spark. I think it has to do with the lever you pull back to start it . they have some stupid complicated safety contraption that rides along the fly wheel when you pull back on the handle for starting and shutting off the engine. …it looks worn out already…like a mini brake pad. any ideas?…do i really have to replace this garbage every year or am i on the wrong path here?
Unhook your wire from the coil that goes to shut off mechanism, and see if you have spark then. the wire may be grounded out, or your coil might have took a ****
My mower will start but won't stay running – Toro LX466 22HP Lawn Tractor 13RT61RH244
I am going to respond 2 times to this post. The first reply will be generic things to check.
First off check the oil level and make sure it is serviced to full.
If your having a lack of fuel (runing lean) you will need to check fuel flow at the carb fuel mainfold. It should fill a spray paint can lid in less than 10 seconds but teting flow rated of the main fuel line. If you have poor flow here… you need to check the fuel filter and the fuel tank outlet port for obstructions.
Good Fuel flow still shutting off…. remove the carb float bow and clean the debris from the bow’ and the treaded area where the fuel solenoid mounts Additionally you will have to again remove the main fuel line and spray carb cleaner in the float needle area to flush out any debris through the fuel hose connection.
For the second response I need to know which engine is installed on your mower by MODEL number if you can locate it. (there are 3 engines) At least try to find the engine model number. If you can not locate it Brand and HP of the engine (I assume 22 hp) Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Snow blower wont start
Clean the fuel out and the carb , make sure you are getting spark close the choke to start then shut if off or it will foul the plug
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.
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.