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Toro LX 420. Just bought it used from a Toro dealer. Started up fine, ran 10 mins. I got off for ten minutes and now the starter will not engage. High-pitched whine. Battery reads 11.4 on the digital display. Foot on brake, transmission in neutral, pto off.

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  • garytinterow Sep 25, 2009

    Does the high-pitched, electronic whine sound familiar? The machine has 179 hours on it.

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The starter has a centrifugal engage that when it spins it will move up and interface with the flywheel. When they get weak they will fail to engage on a hot engine, and eventually will fail completely.

My advice is if you bought it from a Toro dealer, they should take care of it for you, but if not, it is not an extremely hard job, nor expensive to replace the starter drive.

Hope this helps.
Rich

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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    Rich Norman Sep 25, 2009

    yes, it sounds just like the starter turning but not engaging. Like I said I think a good Toro dealer will take care of it if you just bought it.



    Rich

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