I have year old Toro Time Cutter SS 4235 model 74624 with a Kawasaki FR600V 20.0. I am fairly competent with small engine repairs but this one is stumping me.
Issue: When you turn the key sometimes it will turn over and sometimes you have to wiggle the key to get it to turn over. It starts right up for 2 seconds then cuts off.
I replaced the fuel, cleaned carb, changed the ingnition switch and the solenoid. Only progress I made was now there is not a constant drain on the battery. Before something was drawing as small load on the battery.
Here is the kicker, I can start it up and keep it running by turning the ignition key back and forth every second as its about to cut off.
It total seems like an electrical problem but I am not sure what else it could be, it's pumping fuel with no issue.