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I have a toro 2008 toro recycler walk behind mower and i was using it in high grass and it stalled out. I attempted to restart it and the pull cord was locked. Need help trying to get it to start again.

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I hope you've got oil in it and didn't seize the engine. If you hit something that stopped the blades then you may have busted the timing key, which is underneath the flywheel. It could be busted and jammed up underneath there. If you're not familiar with taking that apart, then you'll need to bring it to a professional. It's actually a simple repair if in fact that is your problem. You pull the flywheel off (easier said than done w/out a gear puller), then you take the old timing key out and match it up with a new one and put it all back together. Again, not sure if that's your problem, but you at least need to take the top part of the mower apart to determine if the pull-cord / recoil is still functioning properly. Should just be 4 one quarter inch bolts to remove on top. In other words, first determine if the recoil is not functioning or the engine is not turning. WARNING! NEVER TURN THE ENGINE/BLADE WITHOUT FIRST DISCONNECTING YOUR SPARK PLUG WIRE. TURNING THE BLADE COULD START THE ENGINE AND CUT YOUR APPENDAGES OFF? Hope this help. Good Luck.
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Posted on May 27, 2011

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