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  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2019
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    Washington
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    Toro

    Toro hard starting, then runs good, then intermitent stalling & wont restart

    Hi all,

    Thought I got a great deal on C List for once but.....Toro Recycler 22 with electric start. model 20374. Seems a little slow to fire up when cold. Runs good, seems powerfull, good cut and bagging. Probably mowed for 20-30

    minutes then would not start. Or it would take a long time to start then run for a short while and die again. Let it charge overnight then mowed some more today. Same things happened.

    Came across this forum and now I see "Toro" engine is China made and possibly has leaky carb. problems? Engine# 1P65F-2 "TXP 159cc"

    Oil Fine, Fresh gas but dont know about previous owners use/maint. Clean filter. Seems like if it had a sheared flywheel key it would run lousy but it seems powerfull and sounds normal to me.

    Where would you start if troubleshooting? Seems like if the carb was gummed up it wouldn't run as well as it does (for awhile) am I wrong? Should I assume its bad gas and try cleaning carb? Or would you start with something else?

    Seems like not old enough for "lamination" magneto spark maker to go bad?

    Thanks for any help to get this thing working properly.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2016
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    91
    Location
    Florida
    Mower
    lawnboy,honda,stihl

    Re: Toro hard starting, then runs good, then intermitent stalling & wont restart

    I would suggest to start checking spark.Tester that U put in line will show the problem.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2019
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    Location
    Washington
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    Toro

    Re: Toro hard starting, then runs good, then intermitent stalling & wont restart

    Thanks! Never heard of this tool but ordered a "Lisle" and should arrive tomorrow.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2014
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    10,880
    Location
    Australia
    Mower
    Victa slashers & Push , Rover Rancher II's, Cox ( several ) & White LT120 + GT 200

    Re: Toro hard starting, then runs good, then intermitent stalling & wont restart

    not the best one to use as it glows white
    The oregon red tube is the easiest to use.
    I buy them by the dozen as I am forever leaving on customers mowers.
    In fact , just used one a hour ago to diagnose a dead coil on a Stihl trimmer.
    Customer was sure they saw a spark with the plug out & grounded but it was just a reflection.

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