Fresh fuel is a key to quick starting of a Toro lawn mower, according to the company's website. As gasoline sits in the fuel tank, the more volatile compounds tend to evaporate. Emptying the tank and refilling with fresh gasoline often solves the problem of a mower that does not start. At the end of the mowing season, any remaining fuel should be emptied from the tank.Continue Reading
Mowers start easier when the spark plug is in good condition. If the machine is still difficult to start, replacing the spark plug makes it easier for it to ignite the fuel mix. After replacing the plug, it is essential to replace the spark plug wire or the machine will not start.
A clean air filter is necessary to provide the right fuel-to-air ratio. If the filters are dirty, machines are harder to start. Manufacturers design foam air filters for easy cleaning. Paper filters require replacement when dirty.
Some Toro mowers have electric starters. The manufacturer recommends charging the battery for these units at the beginning and end of the mowing season. If the engine seems to turn slowly upon activation of the ignition switch, try charging the battery. New Toro mowers have the fuse removed for safety. Installation is necessary for both charging and starting the machine.Learn more about Tools
Cleaning the carburetor on a Toro lawnmower involves removing the carburetor from the engine, checking for corrosion, disassembling and cleaning the parts, then reassembling and reinstalling the carburetor to the engine. There may be instances, such as when there is corrosion in the carburetor bowl, when parts may have to be replaced or rebuilt with carburetor rebuilding kits.Full Answer >
To start a Toro snow blower, check the fuel tank and add more fuel if necessary, set the throttle to fast and fully engage the choke. Turn the ignition key to on, press the primer bulb three times and pull the starter rope.Full Answer >
Repair manuals for Briggs & Stratton lawn mowers are available directly from the company's main website, at Briggsandstratton.com as well as from OwnerIQ at Manualsonline.com. By using the engine model number, customers can identify the correct manual, and they can search for model numbers by product type if necessary.Full Answer >
The Power Shovel, the 1500 Power Curve, and the 1800 Power Curve are the only electric snow blower models with electric start functionality manufactured by Toro, as of 2015. Each of these models has received an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from customers on the Toro website.Full Answer >