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I hit a metal pipe while cutting grass. Lawnmower immediately died. I restarted it and it began to clunk and shoot out white smoke. I tried to cut some more grass but it died under load. Lawnmower is no more than a year and a half old. It's a Toro selfpropel

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If you are lucky, you have only sheared the flywheel key and messed up the blade. The flywheel key is under the top cover and under the flywheel along an indent in the side of the crankshaft. Those parts would have to be removed to check it....most likely it's sheared (broken) which is what it is supposed to do (most are made of aluminum) when the blade hits an immovable object. It CAN be fixed and there are videos and forum HOW TO's on this subject. A new key is very inexpensive and replacing one is a good learning experience.

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The is a key on the crankshaft that's broken. You have to pull off the flywheel and replace it. It's made to break like that so there is no more damage than the inexpensive woodruff key.

Posted on Aug 29, 2010

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