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it needs fuel.

Toro Garden | Answered on Dec 04, 2019


Typical snow blower shifts by moving a drive wheel on a hexoganal shaped shaft. Likely the wheel has rusted to the shaft from insufficient maintenance.

Remove the rear/bottom cover plate to access the transmission (usually 4 bolts). Lubricate shaft/wheel with penetrating oil and work free.

Avoid getting oil on the drive wheel and disc or thoroughly clean the disc and wheel with a liberal application of alchohol until wiping with a rag comes clean.

Lubricate any drive chains as well.

Toro Garden | Answered on Dec 02, 2019


Hi Jacquelin-
I found this link.
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/772531/Toro-38588.html?page=16#manual

On page 15-16, it talks about the "Replacing the Drive Belt". This might be the problem.

Hope this helps.

Toro Garden | Answered on Nov 27, 2019


If you didnt treat fuel before storage last season then likely the carburetor is fouled. Try adding a fuel treatment e.g. Seafoam, but likely ithe carb will need a thorough cleaning or replacement.

Toro Garden | Answered on Oct 29, 2019


Let warm up if still does need new spark plug

Toro Garden | Answered on Oct 27, 2019


Try a short burst of starter fluid into the carburetor and promptly pull starter. If it runs for a couple seconds and quits then the carburetor is not delivering fuel.

If it doesnt run on starter fluid then either flooded, insufficient spark, or poor compression / crankcase leak.

Toro Garden | Answered on Oct 27, 2019


I have had the same issue with Toro. Finally took it to a local wizard. AFter about 5 minutes if him trying he suggested it would make a great boat anchor. Once Toro goes out of factory specs, that's just about it. A few lucky folks I know with Toro products either accidentally stumble on the just-right combinations or off to the lake they go.

Toro Garden | Answered on Sep 29, 2019


Check and see if there is a shear or safety pin in one of the drive pulleys that has broken.See if there is a pulley that turns by hand when this happens. Could be one has broken but grabs for a little bit. Also check the drive belt and see if it is slipping Check all the drive areas . BE SAFE BY TAKING THE KEY OUT AND TRYING BY HAND>

Toro Garden | Answered on Sep 23, 2019


check your flywheel key. its probably sheared

Toro Garden | Answered on Aug 29, 2019


what belt did you change? i assume the drive belt. if it is not exactly the right size it wont work. if it is not routed correctly it wont work. it may have slipped off of a pulley.

Toro Garden | Answered on Aug 25, 2019


The deck belt is not adjustable, it is tightened by the number 26 spring. Spring can loose tension or the belt could be stretched.

Toro Garden | Answered on Aug 23, 2019

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