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My Toro Recycler mover...

My Toro Recycler mover with a Kohler 149cc engine starts and runs for about 4-8 seconds then dies. Could it be a clogged jet in my float bowl?

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Yep, plenty of new fuel. I'm holding the main throttle handle as it runs, but I'm not sure where to locate my shutoff value and don't know if it would be open.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Only if it requires a simple fix.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Not that I can think of. It usually runs all summer long and then goes into this shutoff mode, but now it's the beginning of the season and it won't stay running.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 4 months ago
JON
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Sounds like a partially clogged fuel jet. I would clean the carb good if it were in my shop.
Use. 10mm wrench and drain all fuel from the bowl, and then see if it will start and run before full carb removal and cleaning
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