Re: sm.piece broke off spinner wheel; result motor not...
You actually can replace the plastic impeller on the Toro 51591 with the metal impeller part from the Toro 51659. Here is what I posted in this regard on another site:
I had broken the 2nd plastic impeller on my Toro 51591 model and wanted to get the metal on offered on the latest blower, model 51659. Multiple comments and reviews stated that this part wouldn't work. So, I just purchased the newer model blower / vac with the metal impeller. It works fine, actually has a more variable speed control instead of just a high / low and I had no issues using it this weekend.
As I was gathering all the parts; tubes, bag, main unit etc to toss the older model in the garbage this morning, I thought - "I wonder if the metal impeller on my new one would work?" So, I quickly removed it from the new model and bolted it into the old one. It works absolutely fine.
Now I'm just going to purchase a metal impeller replacement and have both units handy - which in conduction to having two (2) large gas leaf blowers is overkill but why pitch a perfectly good item. I can find someone to give it too I am sure.
My point - it would be real nice if people wouldn't go online and write things like "the metal impeller replacement won't work on the Toro 51591 model." That is completely false.
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If you do not use the Blower / Vac for Vac you can cut out the the reset switch, it's only when you get foreign material in the impeller using the Vac stopping the motor, I cut out the switch. As you look at the Defond switch (side with writing you see a white wire and a black wire side by side. mark the black wire with a small piece of tape 1-1/2 inches from the connecting lug. Cut all wires off the switch. Strip wires back 3/8 to 1/2 inches. Use heat shrink tubing
and slide it back on the black wire with the tape, same thing thing with the black wires on opposite side of the switch. Use a end to end splice as opposed to a parallel splice because of wire routing space..Splice the white wire with the black with tape, Then the other two black wires. using heat shrink tubing to cover the splice. Good idea to take a picture (smart phone) so as to see wire routing after you separate blower halves, very little wire routing space. Make sure motor is seated in it's nest before joining halves together do not use Vac if you use this fix. Mine works just fine, save $60+ bucks.
You need to take the cover off of the pulley and the spring loaded spinner, housing the rope..the pulley is sitting on the top crank shank of the motor..the spinner sits on it..the rope is attached to the spinner via a knot in a slot or hole..remove the old broken rope and measure the two parts..using an equal amount of new rope attach the new rope using the old one as an example and wrap it clockwise until there is enough rope left to be fed back through the cover..and attach the T handle Note..the T handle should have a small door on one end to feed and tie the rope on..you can see this when your remove the old rope from the T handle..should be ready to go..just watch the steps when removing the broken one and do in reverse..Good luck
I also had problems getting my toro 51591 to work. I too discover the safety/kill switch. i used a screwdriver to push it in the hole and activate the machine again. it started right up. I too was going to(and am) find something to put in the hole(like a screw/nail to override and keep the machine from stopping again.it would be nice if they would tell about these safety items. like that they exist ,& where they are located, and how they work. so first try to just rest it by using the screwdriver to push the rest button. it is located on the bottom . it is just a small rectangle where the plastic part is suppose to fit . mine showed a white color filler. plastic part probably broke off and is now too short. so need to do the nail/screw trick to fix it. with duct tape. good luck
The fuel line is replaceable by itself, you don't need a new tank. Just make sure you get the same size line or it will leak where it goes into the tank. Any local small engine repair shop should have the line. There are two lines that go into the tank, the pickup line has the filter on it. It not only filters the gas but keeps the end of the line down in the fuel.
Hi, there is no switch - you must place the plastic on the unit and remove the round piece from the suction area. You need a copy of the instructions for sure. It is complicated to switch from one to the other and takes a long time. hardly worth bothering with for me
I would advise not using it to vacuum with. The impeller/fan is made of plastic and when an acorn or small piece of limb hits the impeller, it will break off the impeller blades. You would then have to replace the impeller because the unit would be off balance and vibrate like crazy.
Yes if your asking about the fuel line yes it hooks to the filter out thru the wall of the gas tank straight into the carb. if it broke out side the tank you can try a smaller plastic hose to stick inside to reconnect the two parts. if it broke inside the tank try to replace as one hose.