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I ran into this with my Toro Recycler 20007 and...

I ran into this with my Toro Recycler 20007 and did exactly what WML13 described. That was my first go. Since then I've replaced the transmission assembly and bearings. They call those retainer clips...
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I had this issue years back on a Toro Recycler...

I had this issue years back on a Toro Recycler 20007. On each axle, I pulled the pinion gears/woodruff keys, cleaned everything up, applied anti-seize compound. Fixed the problem and haven't had to...
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Years back I made the mistake of applying...

Years back I made the mistake of applying seafoam on the spark plug threads before putting it back which resulted in a head replacement (DIY). That was 5 years ago, mower still going strong (Toro...
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This happened on my Craftsman blower. I didn't...

This happened on my Craftsman blower. I didn't have the tool to adjust the idle screws and found someone who did. Haven't had a problem since.
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I see you got it working and want to add this: ...

I see you got it working and want to add this:

Did you clean/lube the woodruff keys and springs? It's not as simple as removing the wheels. You have to remove the ring clips in order to remove the...
01-17-16, 10:44 AM
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Weather seal options for entrance door

Recently moved into a new home and found discovered a pretty good draft coming in the knob side jambs or both exterior entrance doors. They're metal doors with kerf slots. Bought a couple foam type...
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I get that while mowing high grass. Adjust your...

I get that while mowing high grass. Adjust your cut level to a higher setting when mowing taller grass until you no longer hear the noise. You may have to mow it twice.
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Had this happen on my Toro mower a few years...

Had this happen on my Toro mower a few years back. Prior to winter storage, I fogged the combustion chamber with SeaFoam spray. No missfire the following seaon. Appears the SeaFoam took care of a...
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Is this your owner's manual? ...

Is this your owner's manual?

http://c.searspartsdirect.com/mmh/pd_download/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0308229.pdf
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Was the replacement plug gapped to spec (I'm...

Was the replacement plug gapped to spec (I'm guessing .030")? I have a 3 yr old Cub Cadet 526 SWE. I've been adding SeaFoam to all its fuel since I bought it. I store it wet meaning I don't drain the...
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Is the oil new or thick, dirty? A friend of mine...

Is the oil new or thick, dirty? A friend of mine has an 8 yr old Craftsman snow thrower that exhibited similar symptoms. His started to rev high and the muffler actually shot off the thrower. He's...
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My rule of thumb for small engines: Synthetic for...

My rule of thumb for small engines: Synthetic for multi-viscosity oil and conv for st weight oil. I run conv SAE 30 oil in my mower, syn 0W-30 in my snow thrower and syn 10W-30 in my pressure washer....
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Regarding the list of lawn equipment companies...

Regarding the list of lawn equipment companies that warn about using ethanol based fuels: They're basically saying that yes, ethanol attracts moisture and cause problems while sitting unused. It's...
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Maksr, was the fuel in your chainsaw treated with...

Maksr, was the fuel in your chainsaw treated with stabilizer? What type of ethanol related problems did you have? Most common problems I hear of are cracked fuel lines and gummed up carbs.
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I run ethanol based fuel in all my OPE. I use...

I run ethanol based fuel in all my OPE. I use SeaFoam as a stabilizer in all my OPE fuel and haven't had any problems with clogged carbs, cracked fuel lines, etc. I don't even drain the gas prior to...
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I bought a snow thrower 2 years ago. From the...

I bought a snow thrower 2 years ago. From the beginning I've added 1 OZ. SeaFoam per gallon when filling up. Store it wet and it's runs great every season. I'm currently using the gas I purchased...
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2 oz. SeaFoam per gallon for 2-stroke mix., 1 oz....

2 oz. SeaFoam per gallon for 2-stroke mix., 1 oz. per gallon for 4-stroke.
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1. Check that the cylinder head and carb bolts...

1. Check that the cylinder head and carb bolts are tight.
2. Check exhaust port for carbon build up by removing the muffler
3. Check fuel lines for cracks/deterioration
4. Treat fuel with SeaFoam...
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Did this problem exist prior to the rebuild? If...

Did this problem exist prior to the rebuild? If so, try running with the gas cap off and see if it stalls. If it doesn't, get a new gas cap.
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Sounds like you have a problem with your front...

Sounds like you have a problem with your front brakes, stuck caliper piston, guide pin, boot, etc. I suggest having the brakes looked over by a professional mechanic if you're not a DIYer.
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I change the air filter before each season and...

I change the air filter before each season and remove/brush off twice per season.
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Generally you change mower oil after the first 5...

Generally you change mower oil after the first 5 or 10 hours of operation (consult your manual) to get rid of metal shavings from manufacturing. After that, it's once a year or after x number of...
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There are also torque specs for the head bolts as...

There are also torque specs for the head bolts as well as a pattern. When I replaced the head on my Tecumseh flathead this spring, torqued each bolt to 200" lbs in increments of 50"lbs starting at...
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MissDawgLady, Is there corrosion on the battery...

MissDawgLady, Is there corrosion on the battery terminals? Might want to clean the terminals and applying anti-corrosive grease/spray.
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