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09-28-15, 08:12 PM   #1  
Toro Recycler 22" not starting

I have a Toro Recycler 22" model 20017.

Not sure what happened but it will not start.

What I see is the Bail-brake is very close to the end and there is not enough movement when I pull it in order to start.

it is connected via a cable to some kind of a switch at the front right side of the lawn Mower, but this switch in not pulled enough when I pull the Bail-brake.

Any help will be appreciated.

 
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09-28-15, 08:23 PM   #2  
Get yourself a small screw/bolt, put it on the cable give it a twist, now put a washer and a nut on it and tighten it down, you are good to go. I know this is very confusing, however the idea is to shorten the cable and this is the easiest way to do it, or you can just buy a new cable. Have a good one. Geo

 
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09-28-15, 08:33 PM   #3  
Wow 3 of us have the same mower.

What do you have for a engine Briggs ?

Take your cover off and check where the brake rubs the flywheel.

Can you pull the rope like normal and engine spins ?

If the engine spins freely then the wire that connects the kill brake system might be grounding out on something. You said that the cable was not moving properly.

Since you have the hood off look under the coil and unplug the wire then take plug out and check for spark. If you have spark then your coil is good. If not then your plug is bad or your coil has a bad air gap or the coil is bad or the coil is not grounded to the engine because of rust / corrosion.

Try these things and get back with us. Hope this helps

 
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09-28-15, 08:38 PM   #4  
I forgot to mention that I replaced the cable and the same problem.
If I camp the unit that connects to the end of he cable on the engine it will start.
I have a feeling that something s messed up with the handle but I do not have anything to compare.

 
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09-28-15, 09:58 PM   #5  
My Troy built did that. I took the wire off of the safety system and cut it just a little. Then skinned the wire and sanded the contact area. Voila and presto no more kills while im mowing. But my brake was not interfering with the flywheel.

Geo has a great idea if the brake is giving you troubles

 
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09-28-15, 11:30 PM   #6  
You can disconnect the end of the cable near the handle and tie it in a knot, then re-connect it to make it pull farther.


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09-29-15, 03:54 AM   #7  
I think the front piece got bent and that's what causing the problem.
Can someone please send me some pictures of that area + measurements?
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09-29-15, 10:19 AM   #8  
It does look bent. The right side needs to bend back towards the engine.


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09-29-15, 11:02 AM   #9  
I think it is bent, I just need some pictures and measurements from someone that have the same unit

 
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09-29-15, 11:18 AM   #10  
I think cheese has it. The flat part of the bracket that the outer part of the cable connects to looks to be bent. Take a pair of pliers or channel locks and bend it back until the switch works. Measurement is not critical as long as it works.

 
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09-29-15, 11:34 AM   #11  
I will try tonight to bend it back and update

 
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09-29-15, 07:26 PM   #12  
So i bent that piece back to its place and now it starts.
Thanks all for your help.

 
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