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I have had the same issue with Toro. Finally took it to a local wizard. AFter about 5 minutes if him trying he suggested it would make a great boat anchor. Once Toro goes out of factory specs, that's just about it. A few lucky folks I know with Toro products either accidentally stumble on the just-right combinations or off to the lake they go.

Toro Garden | Answered on Sep 29, 2019


Check and see if there is a shear or safety pin in one of the drive pulleys that has broken.See if there is a pulley that turns by hand when this happens. Could be one has broken but grabs for a little bit. Also check the drive belt and see if it is slipping Check all the drive areas . BE SAFE BY TAKING THE KEY OUT AND TRYING BY HAND>

Toro Garden | Answered on Sep 23, 2019


check your flywheel key. its probably sheared

Toro Garden | Answered on Aug 29, 2019


what belt did you change? i assume the drive belt. if it is not exactly the right size it wont work. if it is not routed correctly it wont work. it may have slipped off of a pulley.

Toro Garden | Answered on Aug 25, 2019


The deck belt is not adjustable, it is tightened by the number 26 spring. Spring can loose tension or the belt could be stretched.

Toro Garden | Answered on Aug 23, 2019


spark plug gap or wrong spark plug. or you tipped it the wrong way and filled the carb bowl with oil

Toro Garden | Answered on Aug 15, 2019


belt, cable, trans, engine pulley. pick one

Toro Garden | Answered on Aug 15, 2019


Request directly from Toro

Toro Garden | Answered on Jul 26, 2019


First make sure your battery is fully charged. The charger on lawn tractors will not keep the battery fully charged as they just produce a light charge. Check battery before the starter but if battery is fully charged then it's possible the starter could be bad.

Toro Garden | Answered on Jul 25, 2019


Back firing could be an ignition, or valve timing issue, also check the function of the anti fire solenoid on the bottom of the carb float bowl ( you should hear this click as the ignition is switched on) you can also remove it and watch the centre pin retract when the ignition unit is switched on, next thing to check is that the flywheel key has not sheared, this will involve removing the flywheel, failing this remove the rocker box cover and make sure both valves are moving freely as the engine cranks, it could be a stuck valve.

Toro Garden | Answered on Jul 17, 2019

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