03:05AM | 07/31/05
Member Since: 07/30/05
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I recently acquired this lawnmower which has not been started but once since purchased. It will not start when it sits overnight unless I remove the spark plug and squirt oil into the plug hole. Once I squirt oil in the plug hole and replace the plug it starts on the first pull and runs well. Is there something that can be done to eliminate having to remove the plug and squirting oil into it?


07:48PM | 07/29/14
Thank goodness I found this site. My Toro 65 hp, gts, mower was sounding a bit rough yesterday. Today, while I was attempting to start it, a small puff of smoke came out from the filter area. The mower will not start.

I took the filter off and another, small puff of smoke came from the hole that the filter connects to.

Any advice?

Thank you,


08:22AM | 08/01/14
Sounds like old gas. I always keep a can of starting fluid on hand for that reason.


03:44PM | 08/03/14
Thank you for responding. I did buy new gas, it has oil, new filter, and new spark plug. The old spark plug had oil on it. It still won't start. Could it be old gas in the lines?

Thank you very much.



04:59PM | 08/04/14
Yes there is a bowl that you have to drain, it has a nut you remove and it drops right off. This bowl will hold about a half cup of old gas. Also I want you to always buy the midgrade gas for your lawn equipment. Before you take it apart though try the starting fluid. Spray a 2 second shot into the air filter it should start right up.
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