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My Toro 721 R will not start...what to do

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My Toro 721 R will not start...what to do
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Are you familiar with removing your spark plug?

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

If so, I would like for you to try something for me. Remove your spark plug, and pour about a teaspoon of gas into your spark plug hole. Re-insert your spark plug, then try starting your engine again.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Let's see if your engine will start up and run briefly.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

If it does, then your carburetor is very likely at fault.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

We can continue from here. Thanks!

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