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Lawnmower wont start after winter

I cant seem to get any type of a spark going.  The spark plug is clean.  When I push the primer, it feels like there is no fuel in it.  I think it used to make a liquid sound when depressed.  Now, there is no noise to the primer.  Fuel line seems to be clear, there was some water, and gunky residue in the reservoir.  Im not really mechanical.  These are just my observations.  I don't want to pay someone $100 for an obvious fix.

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  • sbkoncurat Apr 23, 2009

    Yes, I did leave gas in over winter.  Will gas additive clear up clogs in carb?

  • Dennis Yachimec May 11, 2010

    Did you leave gas in it over the winter and if so did you add the gas additive to it?



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SOURCE: starts runs min. or two then stops....

Go to then click customer care, then click manuals and parts. Type in model no. and download the owners manual. This should get you the spark and flywheel gap. Probably still something in the carb. Some orifices are very hard to find and to clean but they must be clean. Also check for dirt dopper nest in the muffler.

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it is hard to tell you that but if you take the the bulb plat of and blow it out it should work but make sure that the gasket is in place it well have a small hole ate the top i think fore the air to go threw it

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The rubber gaskets may have dried out because there was no fuel in it. The next time you store it, use :

For some reason I wasn't able to give you a direct link to this site, so you will need to copy and paste into the search bar .

But before you purchase new carb. parts, try this:

Check the fuel lines for cracks/breaks. If they are o.k., then:

You willneed to disassemble the carburetor and spray with carb.cleaner. Makesure the small screen is free of debris. (Should be able to see daylightthrough it.) Use a Den Tek Brush, (, to clean the small portals in carb. These portals can become blocked. Reassemble and start.

If you need further assistance, just let me know.


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some toro primer bulbs don't fill up with fuel but blow air into a chamber in the carb that has fuel in it so when you press the bulb, the air sprays fuel into the carb ( just a little) So since it won't start, the bulb probably has a very small crack in it. replace it and then try it.

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