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I tipped it on it's side to get some grass out and now it won't start. I have tried taking out the spark plug and cleaning it but that does not help. The throttle adjustment doesn't seem to do anything, not sure if that broke somehow. The spring is just baggy and when I move the lever nothing moves at the back. Thank you!

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problem is fuel starvation or a 'lean condition'

carburetor main jet, bowl, and pilot air jet need to be cleaned

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

There is a brake on the flywheel with a kill switch on the flywheel brake mount (behind the flywheel) on the back of the engine. Usually you can correct this by readjusting the user safety handle / bar cable at the back of the engine on the side of the flywheel brake bracket. 1/4" head screw to lift of the plastic cover most of the time and then loosen the cable clamp / mount .. pull the cable a bit furter away from the original position re-tighten clamp and squeeze the user safety hande to make sure the kill switch is no longer activated when the user safety bar is against the mower handle.

Since you did not include an engine model number I can not discuss specifics on you engine. I can do so with your engine model number.
If that does not correct the problem... if your engine has a LOW oil level sensor make sure the engine OIL is fully serviced. If the oil is fully serviced and you still have the problem on sensor models... disconnect ONE wire from the low oil level sensor and re-test spark. If disconnecting the low oil level sensor wire corrects the no spark issue.. remove the sensor and clean through the 2 holes in the barrell of the sensor with carb cleaner... several times to flush it.

On engines that do NOT have a low oil level sensor you have to inspect the black wire coming from under the flywheel for any signs of melting or chaffing. Usually you can repair any noted wire damage with electrical tape. Note fuel eventually eats the adhesive off of the electrical tape. I use electrical tape and a mini zip / cable tie over the tape so it does not migrate or come off.

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SOURCE: My 5 hp automatic throttle surges and won't idle

Hi savage524...

Remove your spark plug and check to be sure you are getting fire at the spark plug.
You do this by grounding the plug on the head of the engine and pulling the crank rope, if you are getting spark then:
Check/Clean/Replace your fuel filter if you have one, normally they are located in the fuel tank of weedeaters.
Also make sure you are using fresh fuel...and oil mix if your using a two cycle mower or weedeater with the oil to the right mixture and not too much oil as it can cause hard starting.
If the mower/weedeater is over a year old, then I recommend that you buy and install a new carburetor repair kit,because the diaphragm will get hard and that will cause it to be hard to crank.
Sounds like you will need to clean the carburetor or replace your carburetor internal rubber parts like the diaphgram and O rings.
I recommend that you use a laquer thinner type cleaner to clean and dissolve the laquer build-up in the float and needle jet passages.
Be sure to remove all plastic and rubber parts before using the laquer thinner because it can dissolve the plastic parts and render them unuseable.
Be sure to use compressed air to blow out all the fuel and air passages.
Be careful when blowing out the passages, because there are sometimes small rubber type seats in the bottom of some of the passages.
Sometimes you can get by with priming the carburetor or using starting fluid and letting it run a few times like that and it will flush the gunk out of the jets,but most of the time you will need to rebuild the carburetor.
Keep in mind that the float for the carburetor must be level when you go to reassemble the carburetor or follow the instructions you get with the carburetor kit.
When you clean your carburetor and remove the jet screws, you will first need to lightly seat the jet screws.
But before you lightly seat the jet screws count the number of turns it takes to seat the jet screws from their original position.
Be sure to mark the turns down on a piece of paper.
That way when you put the jets back in, you know to lightly seat them first and then turn them back out to their orginal position before you started.
Once you have your carburetor rebuilt that should solve your problem.
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Hi, you are correct, the key will be sheered. Remove the top shroud and flywheel nut, then while pulling upwards on the flywheel have someone strike downwards on the crankshaft with a hammer and brass drift. Do not use a steel drift as it will damage the crankshaft. Hope this helps, regards Phil.

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SOURCE: toro mower won't start

bad safety switch or bad coil

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