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Vince O.
Vince O., Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 2767
Experience:  Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers
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My almost brand new toro will not start. It has never done

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My almost brand new toro will not start. It has never done this before.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

model number? Push mower?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Check to be sure the throttle cable at carb is moving the linkage. May not be opening the kill switch.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Kill switch grounds out the spark.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do you do that?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

It moves when you move the start handle.Is the top handle latched, or held in run position?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It still is not starting
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Can you remove spark plug?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Is plug wet or dry?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unable to remove plug. Outside of plug dry.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Do you have another plug?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Remove spark plug wire, attach spare plug, and with plug grounded to the metal of engine, see if it has spark.!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

!! no plug.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Lawn mower is only about months old.t
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The mower has a plug.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

I will opt out. Maybe you can take it back to dealer.

Expert:  Vince O. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, what is your model number? I need it to determine what machine you have.