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My Toro 17-44 HXL Model # 71228 was running just fine. I got off to move a bike and when I tried to start it up it would not start. It would try to start and then it would bang and then die. I checked the air filter, fuel filter, oil and everything looks ok. I let the mower sit over night and then tried to start it again. It started right up without any problems. After about 5 minutes it died again and when I tried to start it the same thing happened and it wouldn't start. It tries to start and then it bangs and shuts off.

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    bill May 11, 2010

    If you havent checked the oil this year, DO SO IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sonds like a sensor putting out an error code to shut it down ( like a fatal error code) Prolonged vibrations and heat can make cam sensors, maf, o2 senosr do craz ythings which will actuate a govener and stall your car...could also be you fuel pump causually telling you that "hey im bout to die".I dealership can run a stress test (if you will) to check the longivity of the pump...
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Was gasoline left in the tank during off season? Sometimes gas will break down and clog the jets in the carb. The priming bypasses the carb so when you put fuel in by pumping the bulb it runs, but dies becasue no additional fuel is coming through the carb after the primed fuel is burned off. Sounds like you need to clean the jets in the carb and in the future, use Stabil in gasoline to keep it from breaking down.

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It sounds as though it is starved for fuel. Check the pinhole vent in the fuel filler cap. if it is plugged, the engine will still draw fuel, until a vacuum is pulled on the tank, resulting in no fuel. If this doesn't fix you. check for adequate fuel at the carb, and wirk either forward or backwards from that point, depending on what you find. I'm betting on the vent!
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Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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have you had a look at carb side of things as it may be having fuel starvation probs.. the fuel in line not getting through jets or float chamber cleanly.. also the tank might have contamination from rust or debris..

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