Toro mower mulcher and bagger will not start. CHAIN HARD TO PULL. OIL WAS COMING OUT OF IT SO I DRAINED SOME. THERE WAS TO MUCH IN IT. WHITE SMOKE COMES OUT WHEN I TRY TO START IT. CHANGED AIRFILTER WHAT ELSE?
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it has an electromagnetic clutch switch on it,that is more than likely bad. Try this,pull the pto switch out and start the engine,then disconnect the 2 wires coming from the switch and just tap them together and see if they will come on. If they do then you need to replace that switch.
Remove recoil rope assembly. Ensure rope is properly wrapped around. While recoil assembly is removed use ratchet and socket to rotate fly wheel, remove spark plug first, observe compression and exhaust at spark plug whole during rotation of fly wheel. Clean or replace spark plug. Ensure oil is full. 30w. Set spark plug gap. Always use Stabile in gas. Replace coil rope is required. Purchased by the foot at any mower repair store.
Remove carb float bowl. Clean bowl. Observe float bowl screw, look for hole thru bolt, if present use thin wire to clean out. Float should be hanging freely and gas should be flowing, raise float gas should stop. Pinch off gas line or use shut off valve. Remove pin from float, remove float and needle meter. Use thin wire to clean out passage were meter needle is inserted, wire should pass thru to behind choke. Replace float & meter needle. Replace float bowl. Pull rope half way several times. Inspect primer bulb for cracks or leak. Try to start, may take 5 or more pulls to prime.
The drive shaft might just need to be oiled. Turn the mower over and locate the drive shaft, where it goes from the mower's blade up into the body of the mower. Lubricate the area of the shaft that disappears into the body with WD-40 or another lubricant, then turn the blade by hand (be careful!) and squirt some more oil.
Eventually the blade should become easier to turn, and then your pull cord should extend without getting stuck. Good luck!
There are two ways to drain the oil. One is to tilt the lawnmower and drain the oil from the oil fill which is really a pain in the ****. The other is easy; here is what you do. First, disconnect the spark plug to ensure the mower cannot start (I don't have to tell you what effect a turning mower blade can have on human digits), and raise the mower up; you can use an ATV jack or you can get someone to help you set it on saw horses or you can simply raise the front by pushing the handle to the ground. On the bottom of the deck you will see a drain plug, you can't miss it, it's a square fitting...you can use a socket extension and wrench to pull it...make sure you have a receptacle to catch the old oil before you remove that plug, you don't want oil all over your garage floor (ask me how I know that! lol). Once the oil is drained completely, meaning there is nothing but drops coming out, clean the drain plug and re-install it. Now you can lower you rmower and fill the crankcase with fresh oil!