Toro Personal Pace & Toro Recycler


Old 06-09-07, 10:15 AM
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Toro Personal Pace & Toro Recycler

I have a Personal Pace mower that has been making a noise, mainly on a hill or incline. It sounds like the transmission gears are grinding, also at the same time the right wheel spins. Any ideas what may be causing this? This was purchased at Home Depot.
I also have a Toro Recycler mower that has sat for about 2 years & won't start. I changed the oil, filled with new gas, & cleaned and gapped the plug.
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Old 06-09-07, 07:24 PM
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It could be the wheel drive gears on the axle. Try removing the drive wheels and putting a few drops of oil or light lubricant on the drive gears on the axle and make sure they rotate freely in one direction and catch when you reverse the direction. It's also possible that the pinion and helical gears in the transmission are causing the noise. You can remove the four bolts holding on the cover on the bottom of the transmission and check the condition of the gears and add grease if need be. The bearing that supports the pinion drive gear can also have wear, this will cause noise and wear in the gears also.

If your other mower was running alright when you quit using it, then you may get by with draining the carburetor float bowl and checking the main jet (nut that holds the float bowl on). It's entirely possible after two years that the carburetor may need to be reconditioned in order to get it running again.
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