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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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I have Toro lown mower LX 425 Twin CAM that was working

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I have Toro lown mower LX 425 Twin CAM that was working yesterday. When it just stopped while I was returning back with it.
I tried to start it again with no luck for several times. I thought of problem with GAS line, as it stopped while running. The starter got hot so I left for some time & tried again & again while injecting gas directly with sering to the careberatour after removing the air filter just invade there is an issue with the gas line. Also I removed the cutoff solenoid cap just incase with no luck.
I kept charging the battery injecting gas directly & starting with no luck.
I checked the spark plug outside, works fine & give sparks, however changed with complete new one
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Engine is turning, but not starting? Remove the spark plug and put finger with rag over the spark plug hole to see if it has enough compression to move your finger. If it does, take the spark plug , attached to the spark plug wire, and grounded to the metal of the engine and look for spark while cranking. With spark and compression, put teaspoon of fuel into the spak plug hole, re-install the spak plug and see if it will start for a few seconds.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello Curtis, there was issue on my account & support fixed it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I tried what you did without better luck
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm worried if one of the valves got broken or something ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm sure about the ignition, I saw the Sparks outside. I injected fuel there. I checked that the crank moves the piston. Removed the spark plug, moved flying wheel while putting metallic rod as indicator for the piston displacement & it did moved. As for the compression, I feel change in the pressure , but not that could push my finger away.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I checked over the Internet & turned out to be valves issue as I expected. The hammer was loose. A YouTube video helped me, Thanks !
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

So it worked ok, after you adjusted the valves! Good job! Please rate to close and get me credit! Thanks!