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Rex L., Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  auto-diesel graduate. small engine and John deere and silver certified in stihl.
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Toro model20016 picked up the mower to clean the grass &

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toro model20016 picked up the mower to clean the grass & wouldnt start. when I pumped the pump it ran for 2 seconds & shut off. pulled out spark plug & put started fluid in the spark plug hole & it ran good went to restart it again & will not start.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Rex L. replied 1 year ago.

When you tip it over you may have got some oil that went into the carb if you tip it over on the carb side. Normally you can take the air filer off and make sure it is not oil soaked . With filter off spray spray starting fuid in carb. and see if it will take off. may have to do this a couple of times. It will have to burn the oil out of the carb.

Expert:  Rex L. replied 1 year ago.

This should get it going.