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Curtis B.
Curtis B., Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My toro easy start mower wont start. just bought last season.

Customer Question

My toro easy start mower won't start. just bought last season. have put fresh gas in and the air cleaner seems fine. Pulled the plug, appears to be a little oil, but no sign of corrosion. why won't it start this year?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 years ago.

curtis b :

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !!

Customer:

hi

curtis b :

Remove the spark plug and with it grounded to metal, see if you have a spark at the plug when cranking. If you do, put about a teaspoon of fuel direct into the spark plug hole, re-install the spark plug, and then see if it will fire for few seconds. If it does, the float bowl on the carburetor needs to be removed and the needle valve and float cleaned.

curtis b :

good morning

Customer:

it tried firing up yesterday i thought it was but then it did not. i will see a spark when cranking if the plug is out?

curtis b :

If you have the plug grounded, you will see spark at the tip of the plug.

Customer:

how do i ground it?

Customer:

keep the nipple end on and touch the other end to metal surface?

curtis b :

Yes.

Customer:

i shall go try this

curtis b :

Did you store unit with the sta-bil?

Customer:

no spark

Customer:

unit was not stored with sta-bil. mower was stored empty of gas

curtis b :

Do you have a different plug to test with?

Customer:

no

Customer:

and i can find no gap to go and buy another. do they come pre gapped?

curtis b :

Plug can be bad, or could have a coil problem.

curtis b :

I would try new plug before doing anything else.

curtis b :

Yes ,they will be close enough .

Customer:

i concur and look up my warranty in case it is the coil. thank you for your assistance today.

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