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Toro self-propelled mower will not start. I thik it is the kill switch. What can I do now? Can I bypass?

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Yes you can just unhook the wire and see if you have spark then, only thing is if it is the kill switch then you will have to replace it or you won't be able to shut your mower off unless you choke it but that will eventually wash the oil from cylinder causing premature cylinder wear, hope this helps you

Posted on Apr 18, 2011

  • Mitch Testarosa Jun 28, 2019

    I have a model 20333 recycler, with an ignition switch (small red toggle switch that kills the engine). One wire runs to the muffler shield as a ground, the other runs up to the top of the engine. The wire that runs to the top of the engine was pinched and shorting to ground, the result of shoddy construction. I gave that wire a firm yank, and it pulled free from the pinch point that was causing the short. Problem solved.



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