I have a toro walk behind lawn mower w/ electric start. i the started turns but does not drop to engage the fly wheel. battery connections are correct.
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If the engine will not crank, you likely have a problem with… Discharged / defective battery or faulty electrical connections. To address these issues, check the battery and charging system for problems. Faulty parts: potentially the safety interlocks, starter motor switch (open circuit), or solenoid.
A dirty filter chokes off air to the engine making it hard to start so check to see if yours needs to be replaced. If you need a new filter be sure to use the original manufacturers part or the correct Toro replacement. These can often be purchased at your local Toro dealer or a home improvement store.
If the engine will not crank, you likely have a problem with… Discharged / defective battery or faulty electrical connections. To address these issues, check the battery and charging system for problems. Faulty parts: potentially the safety interlocks, starter motor switch (open circuit) or solenoid.
If the riding mower makes a heavy clicking or a rapid clattering sound when the key is turned to the start position, there is a problem with the battery or a part of the starting circuit. The clicking noise comes from a part called the starter solenoid.
In most cars, it will be under the hood, in a large box with a black lid. This is where car fuses and relays are installed. It is also called a fuse box. This box is usually installed on the driver`s side of the vehicle.
There may be a problem with the fuel, the filters may need cleaning or replacing, or the spark plug may be bad. Moreover, if the recoil or electric starter is malfunctioning, the engine may not be spinning fast enough to turn over.
A well maintained and properly stored Toro walk-behind mower will typically last ten to twelve years and the larger Toro Zero-turn mower correctly maintained and stored may last between fifteen to twenty years.
Electric lawnmowers may cut out for two main reasons: A faulty power switch or a loose cable connection. An overheating motor can cause the thermal cut out to trip.
Within the electric start system there is a small rechargeable battery. For electric start to work the battery must have charge.
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My husband just bought at Toro Snow Thrower #38588. Now hw wishes it had an electric starter. Can he purchase an electric starter and add it to this model, or is he out of luck?
I don’t recall seeing a kit to upgrade for this model. He may just have to live with it.
I have a Toro 51598 electric leaf blower. Last year a breaker in the electrical box tripped and the blower naturally stopped. But, the episode seemed to have damaged the variable-air-flow-dial which on the blower – it was either on or off, nothing inbetween worked. This year, after some solid hours of operation, it just stopped working regardless of where where the variable-air-flow-dial was set. It is worth replacing that variable-air-flow-dial and some related components, or is there likely something else wrong with it? The bushings seem fine.
These machines are considered “disposable” items and most service centers won’t even repair them, saying that it is not “cost effective.” I have never come across a parts list for one other than maybe the plastic housing on them (they may exist), but costwise you may be better off getting another tool unless the Toro is still under warranty.
My toro groundmaster 225 wont start. I started it up, drove it to the front of the driveway and when I engaged the PTO it died and hasnt started since. I replaced the battery but still I get nothing. Ive tried spinning the blades manually to turn the engine over a few times before starting and that does nothing.
Check for a loose ground on your battery and for a blown fuse in the electrical system
No spark toro with electric start……can smell gas but no spark at plug. Worked fine last week…..no go today.
Could be a bad plug or sounds like the coil has gone bad. might try cleaning the ends of coil where it meets the fly wheel. any rust or corrosion will dampen the spark
I have an electric start. I charged this today for around 6 hours and there is no engagement what so ever. What should I do? Thanks
I wpold purchase a inexpensive volt/ohm meter or test light and procede to diagnose the problem, first I would make sure your battery did indead take a charge by using volt meter 1 lead to posotive, 1 lead to negative and see if it reads 12.50 or so volts, if that is charged, then if it is a push mower, it has a fuse right inside the battery box/cover by the deck of mower, check to see if you have 12 volts to each side of fuse(you will have to ground the black lead to batt negative black conn. and use red pos. lead to touch the fuse on top should be two bare spots one on each of fuse, if you have power on both sides, fuse is good,if only 1 side,fuse is blown, also check the connectors that fuse sticks in too these have a tendency to corrode and have bad connection,If alls good there I would go to starter and check for power on the heavy red wire when you turn the key to start should light up or show same voltage as battery does. any other questions let me know
Toro recycler will start until primed gas is consumed.
I had similar problem and cleaned the spark plug and that seemed to have worked, but I think that may be a temporary fix because the engine still seems to be running unevenly. I feel that it must be a larger problem with the carb. If anyone can help this novice to adjust the carb or clean both carb and filter, or offer other solutions I would appreciate your assistance.
I have a Toro 22″
Odds are the battery needs replaced. If it is a 12V battery, you could try jump starting to test the starter to verify. If it is a 6V battery you will have to find another one to jump. You could check the battery with a multimeter to check voltage if you have one or know of someone who does. Make sure you know how to do this properly so as not to destroy the meter. The meters can be cheap or expensive, depends on the model and the features, but always bad idea to let out the magic smoke.I hope this helps.
TORO 20074A Starter not working. Battery is fully charged. Nothing happens when you turn key, I’ve had it more than a year so I know what it should do.
OK seems to me you have a connection problem. This doesn’t always mean that a connection where two wires plug together is bad. It could be a problem as simple as a mouse chewing thru a wire. Take your time and check the wire or wires that go from your battery down to the starter.You may very quickly find your problem. A bad contact, a broken wire, a disconnected wire, or that bad little mouse, which will lead you to the purchase of a mouse trap before he causes you any additional headaches. GOOD LUCK.