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Starts runs min. or two then stops....

Replaced fuel line & filter...(opened up old filter found deteriorated rubber from fuel line) removed carb and went thru 4 times and does same thing...starts fine 1-2 pulls runs great but dies if i try to use it or let run for a min.???? great engine never had problem before always taken care of....spark plug looks week/ never replaced yet...also cleaned magneto and flywheel......dont know gap for that or spark plug....Mike

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  • mike Apr 07, 2009

    Ended up being the plug....would run for 20-40 sec. then die....replaced with plug from tiller ran like a charm once again....then replaced with correct heat range plug..ngk...bpr6es...should get another 4-5 yrs out of her....

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    will not start. Replaced spark plug. Sanded the magneto and coil. Put gas in plug. It ran for a few seconds then stopped. Replaced inline gas filter. Noticed no gas being sucked to pump.

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Go to toro.com then click customer care, then click manuals and parts. Type in model no. and download the owners manual. This should get you the spark and flywheel gap. Probably still something in the carb. Some orifices are very hard to find and to clean but they must be clean. Also check for dirt dopper nest in the muffler.

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Take off the air filter cover; on toro, a little red air tube (like on WD-40 can) may be clogged. I shot compressed air in it. That fixed it!

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  • Admail007 Mar 20, 2014

    Also, old (more than 30 days) gas can be troublesome. Fuel stabilizer (sold at hardware stores) may cure it.

  • Admail007 May 12, 2014

    Also, if you have the Kohler engine made in China (distained by my local mower repair guy) you may need to learn to clean the carburator. Don't faint yet. There are some good videos on YouTube. Just pay attention to linkage and don't over-tighten the bottom bolt. (Take smart phone photos to keep track of yourself, if necessary.) Good Luck!

  • Admail007 May 12, 2014

    Here's a good one:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h2O4QsU... Other spellings: carburetor (American and Canadian spelling), carburator, carburettor, or carburetter. You may find circular "spacers" as "left over parts" if you're not careful slowly removing covers so pay attention to everything.

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