Question about Toro Power Lawn Mower

1 Answer

I have a Toro GTS5 Super Recycler mower model #20487. I recently changed the oil, plug, gasoline, air filter, primer bulb, and cleaned the jet in the carb. When starting the mower it starts and then shuts down after about 3 seconds. It will stay running if I continue to prime the mower. Everything I have read references cleaning the jets, but mine is free of any blockage. Any thoughts for me? Thank you.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Toro Master
  • 7,482 Answers

Hi ricks7...
I also believe that it is a problem with the jets.
Try some of these solutions
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Check/Clean/Replace your fuel filter if you have one, normally they are located in the fuel tank of weedeaters.
Also make sure you are using fresh fuel...and oil mix if your using a two cycle mower or weedeater with the oil to the right mixture and not too much oil as it can cause hard starting.
If the mower/weedeater is over a year old, then I recommend that you buy and install a new carburetor repair kit,because the diaphragm will get hard and that will cause it to be hard to crank.
Sounds like you will need to clean the carburetor or replace your carburetor internal rubber parts like the diaphgram and O rings.
I recommend that you use a laquer thinner type cleaner to clean and dissolve the laquer build-up in the float and needle jet passages.
Be sure to remove all plastic and rubber parts before using the laquer thinner because it can dissolve the plastic parts and render them unuseable.
Be sure to use compressed air to blow out all the fuel and air passages.
Be careful when blowing out the passages, because there are sometimes small rubber type seats in the bottom of some of the passages.
Sometimes you can get by with priming the carburetor or using starting fluid and letting it run a few times like that and it will flush the gunk out of the jets,but most of the time you will need to rebuild the carburetor.
Keep in mind that the float for the carburetor must be level when you go to reassemble the carburetor or follow the instructions you get with the carburetor kit.
When you clean your carburetor and remove the jet screws, you will first need to lightly seat the jet screws.
But before you lightly seat the jet screws count the number of turns it takes to seat the jet screws from their original position.
Be sure to mark the turns down on a piece of paper.
That way when you put the jets back in, you know to lightly seat them first and then turn them back out to their orginal position before you started.
Once you have your carburetor rebuilt that should solve your problem.
This is a FREE answer,Please take time to rate me

Posted on May 28, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Engine starts after primer bulb is pressed 5 or 6 times, but dies after running a few seconds.


Main jet in carb is clogged. Also check the fuel lines to carb and make sure that they are intact and have no leaks.

Jul 29, 2016 | Toro Recycler 22" 149cc Personal Pace Lawn...

1 Answer

Toro super recycler


Push primer bulb at least 3 times. Pull starter rope until it starts. Ensure safety lever is engaged on handle.

Aug 02, 2013 | Garden

1 Answer

Starts and runs great(when engine is cold).\r\nafter 15 mins the engine dies. will start up again, but will only run about 5 sec. and then dies. toro super recycler 5.5 hp GTS5


I would check the gas cap. If the gas cap is plugged or pieces missing from inside it will not allow air into the tank and the fuel will not flow properly to the carburetor. Just loosen the cap and try it, if it does not change check for dirt in the fuel line.

Jun 15, 2011 | Toro Garden

1 Answer

I have a Toro super recycler model 20017 with a tecumseh motor, model LEV120, spec 361541B has spark and is getting fuel but will not start any suggestions? Have already replaced coil cause previously had...


Make sure that the doggone brass bolt that holds the carb bowl on was cleaned as well. It is the main jet and has tiny holes that get clogged from evaporated fuel/varnish and debris (if no inline fuel filter is used). It has holes on the bottom and the smooth part of the sides...it needs to be clean and shiny! If all is well and the motor is an OHV, then maybe the valves need adjusting.

Sep 14, 2010 | Toro Super Recycler Super Bagger Lawn...

2 Answers

The toro will start and run for 2 seconds then quit. We took apart the air filter and cleaned the gas line as well as cleaned the plug. No improvement. Thought it may have been bad gas or a plugged gas...


I am not sure what type of carb you have so I will give you a couple of ideas.
1. If the carb is one of the plastic ones that attaches directly to the gas tank take of the air cleaner and press the primer bulb. If you get a spurt of gas and not a stream of gas get a new diaphragm for the carb. It goes between the tank and the carb.
2. If there is a sediment bulb hooked to the carb drain the gas from tank and then carefully remove the sediment bulb and clean it.
3. If there is a sediment bulb hooked to the carb and a flat paper air filter attached to the sediment bulb via a plastic air filter holder with a primer bulb built into the air filter holder replace the gasket between filter cover and sediment bulb.

good luck
let me know if this works.
roundo4

Aug 12, 2009 | Toro Lawn Mower With Toro Power Tools

1 Answer

No compression release; can't turn over


well if you can pinpoint the leak you may be able to repair it. if you test the compression in the engine you can tell if the rings or valve are bad. you need a specail tool to test compression, $45. let me know what you find

Mar 17, 2009 | Toro Lawn Mower With Toro Power Tools

8 Answers

Toro Lawn Mower Won't Start


this is a very common problem with these toro mowers. the needle valve in the bowl of the carb. is plugged up with dirt or varnish from the fuel. just under the primer bulb there is the carb bowl. it has a nut under it that holds it on remove the bowl and make sure fuel flows constantly while the bowl is off. push up on the float to stop the gas flow. this could be messy and dangerous. careful with the gas. its flammable. best solution is to remove the carb and soak it overnight in a parts cleaner like gunk. caution small parts inside. this happins every year on mine no matter what i do. seems like the orifice is so small it clogs easily. good luck

Sep 28, 2008 | Toro Garden

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toro Power Lawn Mower Logo

1,404 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toro Garden Experts

Joseph Mueller
Joseph Mueller

Level 2 Expert

338 Answers

Mike Squire

Level 2 Expert

391 Answers

Roland W VanLue
Roland W VanLue

Level 3 Expert

486 Answers

Are you a Toro Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...