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trouble starting Toro Powercurve snow thrower w/98cc Tecumseh


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12-08-05, 12:54 PM   #1  
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trouble starting Toro Powercurve snow thrower w/98cc Tecumseh

Bought Toro Powercurve snow thrower with Tecumseh 98cc 2 cycle engine with recoil start in January. Does not start easy. Pulled the cord right out last winter. Had the cord replaced and factory-certified tune-up this fall. We store inside the front door in the entryway. Following operator's manual starting instructions for priming and choking does not work easily. Sometimes we can pull for 20 min before it starts. It was easier just to scoop today. Would starting fluid help? Would it be worth the bother of installing an electric start kit? How difficult is that to do yourself?

 
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12-08-05, 01:44 PM   #2  
does it have any warranty on it? you can certainly try starting fluid.

 
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12-08-05, 01:56 PM   #3  
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2-yr warranty but unsure if it's covered for "Guranteed to Start" like some of the bigger Toros.

We will try starter fluid.

 
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12-08-05, 03:02 PM   #4  
Do not use starting fluid on a 2-stroker. It can easily cause seizure...there is no lubricant in it and it burns very, very hot. If you had a tune-up this fall and it still starts hard, the service center should stand behind their work and take care of it at no additional charge to you. Unless they determine you have some sort of fault in the matter. If this same service center cannot rectify the issue then it's time to find a good dealer to service it. It sounds like it needs a good carburetor reconditioning.

 
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12-08-05, 09:12 PM   #5  
Posted By: puey61 Do not use starting fluid on a 2-stroker. It can easily cause seizure...there is no lubricant in it and it burns very, very hot. If you had a tune-up this fall and it still starts hard, the service center should stand behind their work and take care of it at no additional charge to you. Unless they determine you have some sort of fault in the matter. If this same service center cannot rectify the issue then it's time to find a good dealer to service it. It sounds like it needs a good carburetor reconditioning.
ahh yes, forgot it was a two stroke, i'd use gas oil mix instead of ether, or deep creep.

 
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12-09-05, 05:07 PM   #6  
Try a new spark plug.

 
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