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It would be best to take this machine into a dealer like www.arcolawn.com and have the thermostat checked out. There were some early autochoke thermostats that would stick and cause problems.Best wishesJoewww.barter-joes.com

Toro Lawnmower... | Answered on May 19, 2011

The trick to cleaning the carburetor is to use a carburetor cleaner and wire out the main tube or emulsion tube that feeds fuel to the engine. I always recommend putting a carburetor kit into the engine for safety.

Contact a company like www.arcolawn.com and make sure a briggs and stratton part # 498260 will fit your machine and have it shipped asap to get the job done. Good luck

Toro Lawnmower... | Answered on Apr 08, 2011

you need to pull your spark plug and check that cylinder is not hydrolocked with fuel or oil first, then with plug out see if it will pull the motor over or pull out any farther than it did before. If everything is good there, I would check underneath the deck and see if you can spin the blade by hand,(make sure your spark plug is still out for safety) next I would pull the rewind top off motor and visually inspect the Flywheel and coil gap and look for something possibly binding or catching on the flywheel, I think that model has a flywheel brake, maybe that is not adj. correct.....good luck hope I gave you some ideas, If by chance the cylinder is full of gas..replace needle and seat in carb.

Toro Lawnmower... | Answered on Apr 06, 2011

The self propel cable needs to be adjusted. This can be done with a 7/16 wrench. loosen the nut that holds the self propel cable in place. You may need to pry this open with a screwdriver. Don't overdo it or you could break the plastic. Once the cable is loose pull it toward the mower deck, once the slack is out of the cable press the self propel handle in about a half of an inch. This should be close to what it was from the factory. Then re tighten the nut. And check the self propel to make sure it is engaging properly. If you hear a grinding noise when trying to engage the transmission then you will need a new transmission. Depending on if it is a front or rear self propel the part alone is either $60-$75 retail. Most repair shops will charge an hour to do this repair. I hope this answers your question.

Toro Lawnmower... | Answered on Apr 05, 2011

Going from the inside out. You will need the round washer without a key, then a washer with a key, then the e clip, then another washer with a key, install the spring .. key .. and the drive gear. After that it in one more washer with a key and the last e clip. Only one side will use the washer without a key.
This should get you back in "gear" :)

Toro Lawnmower... | Answered on Apr 05, 2011

There is a common problem with the ready start on early models. They tend to stick once moisture gets in them.

A dealer like www.arcolawn.com can do this under warranty for you.

Good luck


Toro Lawnmower... | Answered on Apr 05, 2011

It should be a standard thread. You may need to put a shop rag into the spark plug hole to make sure the engine does not turn while you are trying to remove the blade.

Toro Lawnmower... | Answered on Mar 30, 2011

Hi azizmark2,
The manufacturers suggest no ethanol mix and only regular gas, no high test gas. I hope this helps you out. Regards and good luck.

Toro Lawnmower... | Answered on Mar 12, 2011

This is covered by the Warranty. Take it to a local dealer like www.arcolawn.com and have the thermostat replaced.
The first generation thermostats are known for sticking.

Good luck

Toro Lawnmower... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011

Unleaded petrol, it is a 4-stroke

Toro Lawnmower... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011

Underneath the carb there shoul be a bowl screw head, usually 1/2in or 13-13mm. Loosen bowl screw a little, fuel should come out. If so, pinch off the fuel line to the carb from the gss tank or empty the gas tank. Remove the screw from the carb bowl. Inspect the hole inside the screw & the hole or holes thru the screw near the screw head for debris. Spray with carb cleaner & tap on hard suface to dislodge debris, you may have to use a small wire to clear these orfices. Make sure the float is free to fall down. You can remove the float, carefully as there is a spring & a needle valve at the back of the float in the middle where it is hinged. Ensure the needle valve is clean & the tube to the carb is cleam. After cleaning everything & clearing any clogs re-assemble carb & try to start.

Toro Lawnmower... | Answered on Nov 07, 2010

It sounds as if your engine may be getting too hot. I suggest that you check under the covers and make sure that all the debris is cleaned out. These are air cooled engines and as such need to be kept relatively clear of debris, especially anywhere there are cooling fins.

Toro Lawnmower... | Answered on Aug 12, 2010

fully engage the safety bar

Toro Lawnmower... | Answered on Jun 27, 2010

carby service 1 of the brass pipes or jets are blocked ,your looking for a minute pin hole so good luck usually a jet has 4 holes look for one near the thead

Toro Lawnmower... | Answered on Jun 11, 2010

Insert the rear plug if mulching is desired. The key to mulching is to mow the lawn frequently.You want to keep the mower deck height high enough to cut the grass and allow the mulching blades to work, but just low enough to actually cut the grass in a smooth uniform height. To low of a cut setting will clog the mower and create a mess. 2 times a week is a good frequency to start with.

Toro Lawnmower... | Answered on Jun 10, 2010

Change the pull cord do you really need someone to tell you this!!!! In any case try this website and try using some common sense next time PAL. Go to smalleng.com they have video on how to do what you need. Check it out awesome website! The cord you can buy at any local home center. or repair shop.

Toro Lawnmower... | Answered on Jun 08, 2010

check your sparkplug clean or replace, also crank it several times without sparkplug in it to blow out the cylinder, did you have it on it's side for anything?

Toro Lawnmower... | Answered on Jun 05, 2010

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