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12-17-07, 12:40 PM   #1  
Toro 724 tension spring

The tension spring on my Toro 724 model 38050 (1985)broke on me. I have ordered a new one by looking on the Toro parts viewer site(#13 part number 11-4640). The problem I have is that the Toro site only shows it attached at one end and of course my spring broke from the other end so I have no clue as to where it goes. Could someone try to explain where the short hook end goes or post a picture if possible.

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12-17-07, 06:23 PM   #2  
The other end attaches to the housing bracket that supports the drive shaft in the front behind the belt pulley item 19. There is nothing shown on this other than a hunt for the location. This spring pulls the friction drive wheel away from the drive disk that the engine belt drives. With the bottom plate removed and the blower standing up on the front end you can attach the spring to the bracket and then to the lever shown in the Toro picture.

 
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12-18-07, 04:52 PM   #3  
Just happen to have a simular unit go accross my bench today for this spring and there was a notched out area on the left side, standing behind the handles, of the top edge in the belt and pulley area towards the blower side or front lip.

 
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12-22-07, 09:18 AM   #4  
Thanks. That makes alot more sense. The other location you posted previously would have been almost impossible since it is on the other side of the friction plate. I got everything back together today but the spring. I kept looking but could not find anywhere for it to go. I came in the house to post again when I found your other answer.

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12-22-07, 07:39 PM   #5  
Toro choke vibrates open

PLEASE GIVE ADVISE
I have a Toro CCR 2500 GTS snow thrower that I bought new in 1998 or 1899.
The choke vibrates open and I am sure it is a broken or missing part.
Could someone steer me the right direction for which part I would need from the Toro online web sight. I have looked at the parts but, I don't know which one holds the choke in different positions.
Thanks in advance..

 
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12-23-07, 09:20 AM   #6  
Posted By: Tazman1001 PLEASE GIVE ADVISE
I have a Toro CCR 2500 GTS snow thrower that I bought new in 1998 or 1899.
The choke vibrates open and I am sure it is a broken or missing part.
Could someone steer me the right direction for which part I would need from the Toro online web sight. I have looked at the parts but, I don't know which one holds the choke in different positions.
Thanks in advance..
This should be started on a new thread. If you have what is referred to as the R-Tec engine you should have a plastic base carb (Lawn-Boy) where the upper end of the choke shaft is notched and rides against a post on the top of the carb. If so there are two things you can do. 1) purchase a new choke shaft and install. This may or may not fix the problem as the shaft on top of the carb sometimes wears. OR 2) put on a small piece of Tygon tubing on the post. This will apply additional pressure on the notched shaft in the detents. This the least expensive and more positive way unless you want to replace the entire carb.

If you do not have the R-Tec engine, you may have a metal carb with a spring style post the holds the positions for the choke. I have used the Tygon hose trick on the spring and have also bent the rod to the choke handle to exert some pressure on the housing to keep it in place. Most of these were with the Suzuki engine.

Hope this helps.

 
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12-24-07, 09:39 PM   #7  
Thanks for the info

Thanks for the info Camino Kid..Your knowledge helped me a lot..I will do one of your suggestions.

 
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04-12-14, 03:13 PM   #8  
I realize this is an old thread, yet I had the same issues and just replaced the spring that was discussed above. It was actually easier than I thought it would be. My problem now is that I have no forward or reverse movement when I put it into gear. I've adjusted the rod length for both forward and reverse, yet to no avail. If I release the tension spring, so it has no tension, I still don't have movement, but at least can roll the machine forward or backward. With the spring hooded up, it is quite difficult.

Would love to hear your suggestions!

 
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