Question about Garden
After replacing the filter & plug, and adding fresh gas, my toro mower w/ a
6 hp Briggs engine just won't run well. At idle and at speed, load or no load, it constantly varies in rpm and starts v. hard. Never a problem until this year, so I'm stumped, especially since I see no idle adjusting screw on the carb.
Thanks in advance for any help or tips.
The reason it surges is it's not getting enough gas, the gas is stale or has water in it. Unscrew the jet out of the bottom of the carburetor and clean it and allow the gas in the carb bowl to drain out. Refill with newly purchased gas and be aware that gas for small engines should not be kept more then 30-45 days. I work on these units for a living and 70% of what we see are fuel related issues.
Also, the choke should never be on all the time. If you have a primer on your motor, it's doubtful you would have a choke. Perhaps you are looking at the throttle plate.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
Try running the engine without the filter and check if the idle would smoothen, maybe a little high. If problem persist, then it would be fuel delivery problem. If the idle is constant (but high), then some sort of blockage on the air filter or a vacuum leak.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.
Posted on Sep 10, 2008
a 6ya Repairman can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Repairman (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jun 22, 2014 | Toro 42 In Deck 19 Hp Kohler Courage Twin...
Jun 19, 2013 | Garden
Sep 22, 2011 | Poulan 42-Inch Steel Deck 17.5 HP Briggs &...
Sep 14, 2011 | Yard Machines 155 Torque Briggs Stratton...
May 15, 2009 | Toro Lawn Mower With Toro Power Tools
Mar 27, 2009 | Garden
484 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!