Question about Toro Lawn Mower With Toro Power Tools
Have a Toro Lawn Tractor LX460, third season in use. Battery died 2 times while mowing. Jump started it once. Finally replaced battery, now it tries to start but doesn't. I spayed quick start in and it helps, there is gas in the fule tank and fuel lines but the gas is not kicking in. Could it be a spark plug or something with the carburator?
Best guess , blocked main jet or water in the carby
an overhaul would be in order
Posted on Oct 24, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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this is a very common problem with these toro mowers. the needle valve in the bowl of the carb. is plugged up with dirt or varnish from the fuel. just under the primer bulb there is the carb bowl. it has a nut under it that holds it on remove the bowl and make sure fuel flows constantly while the bowl is off. push up on the float to stop the gas flow. this could be messy and dangerous. careful with the gas. its flammable. best solution is to remove the carb and soak it overnight in a parts cleaner like gunk. caution small parts inside. this happins every year on mine no matter what i do. seems like the orifice is so small it clogs easily. good luck
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
Carb. float must be stuck open. First if you have no fuel in the tank it must all be in the crankcase.Drain the oil and refill and also check the carb as the float has to be sticking open. Hope this will help you. Donnyb60
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
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.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
Loud ticking usually indicates near dead battery, take it out and charge it. If it still ticks you may need to replace it as they are only good for a few years.
Posted on May 10, 2009
Toro Timecutter Z4200 mounts gas tank under
seat and below carburetor. After first started, Z4200 will start
OK again during mowing this period. But after some time passes
(next mowing), gas evaporates from carburetor. Can run down
battery using battery/starter getting gas backup through carburetor to
start engine. This is poor Toro design, but good for service
charges when replacing good components while trying to fix this problem.
Better solution is to add an outboard motor one-way squeeze bulb (approx. $15) between the fuel filter and the carburetor. Using the squeeze bulb for first start will prime the motor so that it will start without having to crank so long (which Toro says will burn up the starter). Toro saves $15/mower as well as selling new Z4200 starters.
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
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