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Toro elec st.recyl 6.5 very difficult to start after first

Customer Question

toro elec st.recyl 6.5 very difficult to start after first run hi test fuel used,new filter ,plug
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: yes yes
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: possible,type of repair
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 1 month ago.

Hi, my name is***** me review the issue, and I will be more than happy to help resolve it as quickly as possible. I will return in under 5 minutes

Expert:  JON replied 1 month ago.

does this have a primer that is used or is it the auto choke model?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
has a primer
Expert:  JON replied 1 month ago.

Okay, so let me recap this and make sure I have it correct....

once you run machine it is not wanting to restart? are you priming the carb to restart?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
i tried it both ways, no luck
Expert:  JON replied 1 month ago.

once the machine will not restart, do you have spark at the plug?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  JON replied 1 month ago.

s​o you have carb cleaner or starting fluid you can manually spay into the carb to see if it will start machine?

if so, try this and let me know. sounds like the carb jet has a little debris that is settling into a jet once it is turned off and not allowing the restart until it cools down

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
we went that route
Expert:  JON replied 1 month ago.

WILL MACHINE START IF IT IS SPRAYED MANUALLY ?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no
Expert:  JON replied 1 month ago.

IF YOU HAVE SPARK AND YOU PUT FUEL INTO MACHINE MANUALLY AND IT WILL NOT START, THERE IS EITHER A TIMING ISSUE OF A COMPRESSION ISSUE. DO YOU HAVE A COMPRESSION GAUGE TO TEST THE CYLINDER?