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I have a 20007 Toro that I replaced the blade, belt and front drive transmission gear box. The wheels will spin when they are in the air, but when I set it down the wheels stop spinning and the belt just spins on the pulley instead of turning the wheels. I am assuming that the belt is too long, because when I engage the gear box by the hand lever it tightens some but is still loose. Second, I can't push my mower forward, because the gear box locks the wheels. What did do do wrong there? Thanks for your help!

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Did you drain the fuel before you put it away? If not then you should drain the fuel and clean the carb. Gas when in lawn mowers and any other small gas engine will turn into a slim in a way and will block the carb. Drain the fuel and clean the carb system will run great when that is done

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SOURCE: My Toro mower is 7 yrs old. 3 speeds, blade

I've noticed that when the blade get dull it work harder a cutting tall grass. I just put a new blade on mine and now it runs and sounds like a brand new mower. also if the inside of the deck is coated with old grass that makes a differance too

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Toro 22in Lawn mower. Loud gear noise when try to engage drive.

Problem is in the rear pinion gears on rear axle and the design of the axle itself. I have a 2005 model 20041 had the same problem. I found a Toro dealer that had the fix.The problem is creadted by the fact that there is too much "play" in the rear axle. You have to limit that play by installing shims, or washers First, but the 2 new rear pinion gears for the rear axle. While you're at it, you may as well buy 2 new rear wheels because the "grinding" has worn the sprockets on the reas r wheels.Next, get 2 "fender washers", 1/2" ID and about 1" OD. I found it easier to turn the mower over and set it on saw horses to work on it.( drain the gas and oil first). Remove both rear wheels, pinion gears and all the washers etc. (caution - keep all parts from one side together - do not pile all parts together - keep them seperated by wheel - the reason is I believe there is one more washer/shim on the right side than on the left). Now to put everything back together, find a spot on the axle where the washer will fit in between the standard stuff.Install new pinion gears and replace the rest of the washers/shims just as they came off. INstall new wheels and you'll be good as new!

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: toro self propelled will not move wheels. Checked engaging keys

Remove the front wheels and see if the cogs that are molded into the wheels are stripped. If they are stripped out that could be where the noise is comming from.

Good Luck let me know if this helps.

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Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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SOURCE: I have replaced the transmission assy. on my toro

Many TORO mowers have a drive pinion that can be used on either side, however, internally, they ratchet one direction, drive the other direction. You may want to rotate (reverse) the installation of one gear and try it.

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Transmission side of the belt:

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Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug.
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Remove two bolts under the lawn mower body which holds the top cover over the drive belt.
Remove the belt guard that is around the pulley on the crank shaft.
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