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Toro 20 (38020)snowthrower

I'm trying to get a Toro 200 (Model #38020) running. I've put fresh fuel, new plug and a carb repair kit. The carburetor was soaked for 8 hours gunk carburetor cleaner. There is spark at the plug. What should the idle and main jet screws be set at? Right now there 2 turns for the idle and 1 turn for the main. I was able to get the engine to run just a short time by leaving the choke out a little.

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Main jet should be out another 3/4 to 1 turn. Crank up and adjust idle enough to keep running, then adjust main jet to run smooth at half throttle. Idle back down adjust idle jet till smooth, turn main jet out 1/8 to 1/4 for power, may need more or less as load veries

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Engine is not running properly because of the clogging as the fuel is not able to reach the engine.clean the clogging to get it back to work.

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I have a Toro snowthrower Model 38472. How do I drain the fuel so that I can put it away for the summer?

Joe, page 18 in your manual tells you what to . Drain the fuel from the tank and carburetor by performing the following steps: A. Loosen the fuel-tank cap. B. Unscrew, but do not remove, the small screw on the side of the carburetor fuel bowl (Figure 33) until the fuel begins to drain from the carburetor. Drain the fuel into an approved fuel container. Important: Do not remove the carburetor bowl bolt on the bottom of the carburetor. Figure 33 1. Carburetor bowl bolt-do not remove 2. Small screw on carburetor C. Wait for a few minutes until the fuel has drained, then install the fuel cap and tighten the small screw on the carburetor. Note: Use a handheld Phillips screwdriver to tighten the carburetor screw. Over tightening the screw could strip it and cause leaking. 5. Dispose of unused fuel properly. Recycle it according to local codes, or use it in your automobile. 6. Remove the spark plug. 7. Squirt 2 teaspoons of oil into the spark plug hole. 8. Install the spark plug by hand and then torque it to 27-30 N-m (20-22 ft-lb). 9. With the ignition key in the OFF position, pull the recoil starter slowly to distribute the oil on the inside of the cylinder. 10. Disconnect the ignition key from the lanyard and store the ignition key in a safe place. 11. Clean the machine. 12. Touch up chipped surfaces with paint available from an Authorized Service Dealer. Sand affected areas before painting, and use a rust preventative to prevent the metal parts from rusting. 13. Tighten any loose fasteners. Repair or replace any damaged parts. 14. Cover the machine and store it in a clean, dry place out of the reach of children. Allow the engine to cool before storing it in any enclosure. The first link is a download for your manual. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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hello sir, well the old s 200 s620 will not run, ok here we go,,go to the repair shop and buy a carb, kit for the s 200,s620,in that kit you will get a diaphragm,gasket,inlet needle and seat and a round gasket,get a can of carb,cleaner at auto zone,when you get home here is what you have to do, put machine on a work table,remove fuel cap and drain the fuel,remove the top cover, pull the rope out and clamp to where it will not go back in,remove the four screws in bottom cover,pull cover out slightly to pull off vacuum hose,remove choke cable from carb,.now remove the bottom cover and let it hang down on floor,tilt machine up to where you are looking at carb,now remove the four screws on the bottom of carb,remove the cover,if the gasket stays on the carb,you are going to have to peal it off the same if it sticks to the cover,,""be sure and make note to which way the diaphragm and gasket are on,because that have to go back on the same way""remove the inlet needle and seat with a 9/32 socket,be care full not to strip the head,make sure the gasket and spring come out also,before you remove the one or two adjustment screws on side of carb,high and low turn in and count the turns thay will have to be set the same way when put back in and mark which one is which i use a card and mark hi and lo stick on card, now you are ready to clean the carb,using a small wire brush set from harbor freight, spray cleaner in and on the carb and clean with brush until clean,making sure to get the fuel inlet and middle of the carb, the bottom plate should be cleaned also,now to put back together,put in the new inlet needle and seat don't over tighten,put the plate and gasket and diaphragm on and the four screws,put fuel line on,oh it is a good ideal to blow out the fuel line and tank if you have air,install bottom cover hooking up the vacuum and choke,put the screws in cover,it is a good ideal to buy a new spark plug also,RJ18Y,,put fresh mixed fuel in,i mean fresh from the pump and mixed,prime and start, you may have to adjust the carb,a little to get max speed, oh you could get a book on the s200 at the shop,hope this helps,any comment welcome,thank you. and here is the manual

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hello sir, my machine will only start when pumping primmer bulb or squirting fluid in the carburetor than stops. the fuel line has broken off, in most small carburetors this is a ongoing problem.old fuel will crystallize when left in tank for a long time.plugging up ports, fuel lines, small screen in carburetor.fuel lines will dissolve clogging carb.this is why it will run when the choke is on creating a vacuum to where there is fuel forced in the carb to rum,also the gas will evaporate leaving the oil behind clogging up carb.the thing to do is remove carb. and clean out,replacing gaskets or fuel line if necessary.use carb cleaner to clean out carb.make sure to make note where fuel line go.the fuel filter broke off of fuel line letting debris get in carb plugging it up.the muffler is known to clog up a lot on these machines where they want run. the compression should be 60 to 120 lbs any thing below 60 is junk. when adjusting the carb screws turn in all the way than turnout 1 1/4 turns turn in slow until machine runs also you need to check for spark by removing plug and grounding against engine to check spark, ok.a new spark plug would be a good ideal too , if you are going to make these repairs use new fuel line and filter,hope this helps,any comments welcome,thank you, ==

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My Toro Model 20070 that until now has always started on the first pull, won't start at all now. It started fine last week. It's getting spark (a little more yellow than blue). I replaced the plug,...

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For the easiest solution, try running some automotive type fuel system cleaner through the machine (added to the gasoline; not straight). Find some Chem Tool Berryman B-12 at the auto parts store and add 2-3 ounces in a gallon of fuel or 1-2 ounces in a half gallon. The solvents in the cleaner may aid in cleaning a dirty carburetor. You may want to drain the fuel and remove the carburetor bowl and clean it out as debris may be there, intermittently clogging up the main jet in the carburetor. Water will settle there too.

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2) remove the float bowl fastener. This is the main jet
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