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Toro Recycler Push Mower (# 20334) won't restart when stopped to empty the bag


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06-03-12, 11:57 AM   #1  
Toro Recycler Push Mower (# 20334) won't restart when stopped to empty the bag

Recently my Toro Personal Pace (electric start) Recycler lawnmower (3 1/2 yrs old) won't restart after I stop to empty the bag. It starts fine the first time and runs good until I stop it. If I wait about 5 minutes or so it starts fine again. It does this everytime I stop and try to restart???? The fuel I'm using is new and the air filter is clean. Thanks in advance for any help!

 
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06-03-12, 04:52 PM   #2  
Try loosening the gas cap and see if it will restart. Does it crank but not start, or not even crank?


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06-03-12, 05:57 PM   #3  
Thank you!

It does crank easily. Once I added gas (thinking that the gas was low or out) and it still didn't start right until I waited for about 5 minutes. I will try loosening the gas cap the next time and see if that works. Could there be anything else?

 
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06-03-12, 06:39 PM   #4  
Okay, adding gas would have done the same as loosening the cap (if there was a vacuum in the tank, taking the cap off would have relieved it). Does this engine have a primer?


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06-03-12, 06:44 PM   #5  
do you have spark when it won't start? I had a chain saw that would start the first time every time,, when it was cold,, shut it off,, now way would it even fire till it cooled down,, If I remember right, it was a bad condensor. Too long ago to remember for sure.

 
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06-03-12, 07:13 PM   #6  
No, it doesn't have a primer or a choke.

 
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06-03-12, 08:09 PM   #7  
Sounds like an autochoke engine. If so, this uses exhaust heat to open the choke. Once the engine is started and the muffler gets hot, it holds the choke open. It has to cool off a bit before it will close.


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06-04-12, 02:54 AM   #8  
Thank you for all your help!

Good Morning! While this may be the case, why all of a sudden? The mower is 3 yrs old and this has never happened???? Could the choke be sticking? Or, could there be another cause???

 
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06-04-12, 02:58 AM   #9  
Hi DaveOregon !

I haven't checked the spark . I will try this and see.
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