PDA

View Full Version : Home and Auto Lawn mower problem...


penguinz
07-05-2008, 08:31 PM
Will run when choke is on. Take choke off and dies quickly. It is a 2-cycle toro mower.

Any ideas?

kstater
07-05-2008, 08:34 PM
In-line fuel filter.

OnTheWarpath58
07-05-2008, 08:34 PM
Leave the choke on?

:shrug:

penguinz
07-05-2008, 08:56 PM
Leave the choke on?

:shrug:I hope this is a joke

Smed1065
07-05-2008, 08:59 PM
fuel filter

MTG#10
07-05-2008, 09:07 PM
Your choke fluid is too full.

Smed1065
07-05-2008, 09:13 PM
Choke it yourself?

stlchiefs
07-05-2008, 09:17 PM
Did you check the washer fluid?

stlchiefs
07-05-2008, 09:18 PM
Choke it yourself?

We choke our own chickens.

Smed1065
07-05-2008, 09:38 PM
Choke our chickens.

KFC

Boon
07-05-2008, 09:42 PM
EIA interface.

Huffman83
07-05-2008, 11:08 PM
I know I'm being a smart ass...but does it have gas in it?

No seriously!!!!

But I'm betting fuel filter.

blueballs
07-05-2008, 11:12 PM
did you mix it to lean or rich
or with transmission fluid

Dartgod
07-05-2008, 11:43 PM
What the **** is wrong with you people? It is obviously out of antifreeze.

Skip Towne
07-05-2008, 11:56 PM
Did you check the washer fluid?

It's blinker fluid, dumbass.

Boon
07-06-2008, 12:21 AM
What the **** is wrong with you people? It is obviously out of antifreeze.

He said it was a 2 cycle.

Dartgod
07-06-2008, 12:24 AM
He said it was a 2 cycle.
Like that ****ing matters around here.

stlchiefs
07-06-2008, 12:27 AM
It's blinker fluid, dumbass.

Everyone knows there are no blinkers on a mower dumbass. :p

Boon
07-06-2008, 12:34 AM
Like that ****ing matters around here.

lmao

StcChief
07-06-2008, 09:03 AM
old gas/oil mixture?

Hog Farmer
07-06-2008, 09:11 AM
Sugar in the gas. Ya gotta taste it to know for sure!

OnTheWarpath58
07-06-2008, 09:51 AM
I hope this is a joke

Yes it was, and an unfunny one at that.

patteeu
07-06-2008, 10:13 AM
It sounds like you're not getting enough fuel to the engine. Check your fuel line for obstructions and replace your fuel filter.

penguinz
07-06-2008, 11:29 AM
It sounds like you're not getting enough fuel to the engine. Check your fuel line for obstructions and replace your fuel filter.
Both have been replaced. Cleaned the carburetor I think I may need to replace the needle valves.

Father-in-law left fuel in it and let it sit for 2 years! Took a lot of cleaning just to get it to start at all!

Baconeater
07-06-2008, 11:36 AM
Both have been replaced. Cleaned the carburetor I think I may need to replace the needle valves.

Father-in-law left fuel in it and let it sit for 2 years! Took a lot of cleaning just to get it to start at all!
You may just have to replace the carburetor if it's clogged badly, there's a lot of small passages in them and it doesn't take much to mess them up. I fought a similar problem with my lawn tractor, I must have tried to clean out that carb at least 10 times before I finally said screw it and bought a new one, I haven't had a lick of trouble since then.

StcChief
07-06-2008, 11:45 AM
Both have been replaced. Cleaned the carburetor I think I may need to replace the needle valves.

Father-in-law left fuel in it and let it sit for 2 years! Took a lot of cleaning just to get it to start at all!
yep. I drained old gas in Craftsmen weed eater. Same issue. Let it dry, run some fuel injector cleaner thru it. pump out. Add new fuel/oil mixture....
seems fine now.

penguinz
07-06-2008, 11:49 AM
You may just have to replace the carburetor if it's clogged badly, there's a lot of small passages in them and it doesn't take much to mess them up. I fought a similar problem with my lawn tractor, I must have tried to clean out that carb at least 10 times before I finally said screw it and bought a new one, I haven't had a lick of trouble since then.New carb is $150! If I am spending that much I will spend a bit more for a new mower.

Baconeater
07-06-2008, 11:54 AM
New carb is $150! If I am spending that much I will spend a bit more for a new mower.

Yikes! Mine was only $60. Still might be worth it, those 2 cycle Toros are great mowers and they stopped making them quite a few years ago.

penguinz
07-06-2008, 12:02 PM
Yikes! Mine was only $60. Still might be worth it, those 2 cycle Toros are great mowers and they stopped making them quite a few years ago.This is a commercial grade walk behind so part are a bit more expensive.

Baconeater
07-06-2008, 12:23 PM
This is a commercial grade walk behind so part are a bit more expensive.
:hmmm: How old is this mower? If it's an 80's model GTS with the Suzuki engine then I would spend the money on the new carb if the rest of the mower is in good shape. Those are like the holy grail of Toro mowers, but the parts are very expensive for the engines.

penguinz
07-06-2008, 12:33 PM
it is an 89 with the Susuki engine.

Baconeater
07-06-2008, 12:37 PM
it is an 89 with the Susuki engine.

Ummm....I mean it's probably not worth fixing. I'd be willing to take it off your hands for no charge whatsoever. :D

kstater
07-06-2008, 05:37 PM
Father-in-law left fuel in it and let it sit for 2 years! Took a lot of cleaning just to get it to start at all!

Yeah, you might have led with this info.

NewChief
07-06-2008, 06:51 PM
I'm sure it's been said before, but here's your basic mower maintenance (all of which is incredibly easy to do):

Change gas
Change oil
Change air filter
Change spark plug
Check fuel line
Make sure that if it was a kill switch (the bar thing that you have to hold up to keep it mowing), that it's disengaged.

Anything other than that, and you might want to seek professional help.

stumppy
07-06-2008, 06:54 PM
New carb is $150! If I am spending that much I will spend a bit more for a new mower.


I feel your pain. I have an older rider that is a monster of a mower. Heavy duty, 56" cut, have had it for about 7 yrs. It's finally laid down. All it needs is the accel. pump for the carb. i've nursed it for the last couple yrs but it's done. You can't find an accel. pump anywhere. New carb. is $350.00

KCTitus
07-06-2008, 07:10 PM
Will run when choke is on. Take choke off and dies quickly. It is a 2-cycle toro mower.

Any ideas?

um...have you tried just leaving the choke on?

chiefscraze
07-06-2008, 08:12 PM
You need to take the float bowl off the bottom of the carb. and take out the Jet. When engines sit for a long time the gas gets minerals in it and it clogs the small hole through which gas flows back up from the float bowl into the intake. If you pull off the float bowl (bottom of the carb.) and unscrew the jet you see you can take a needle or air compressor and clean it out and it will work...good as new.

Skip Towne
07-06-2008, 08:42 PM
You need to take the float bowl off the bottom of the carb. and take out the Jet. When engines sit for a long time the gas gets minerals in it and it clogs the small hole through which gas flows back up from the float bowl into the intake. If you pull off the float bowl (bottom of the carb.) and unscrew the jet you see you can take a needle or air compressor and clean it out and it will work...good as new.
I'll bet you're right. I changed my mind after I found out it had sat for two years.

penguinz
07-06-2008, 09:43 PM
You need to take the float bowl off the bottom of the carb. and take out the Jet. When engines sit for a long time the gas gets minerals in it and it clogs the small hole through which gas flows back up from the float bowl into the intake. If you pull off the float bowl (bottom of the carb.) and unscrew the jet you see you can take a needle or air compressor and clean it out and it will work...good as new.I have already cleaned the jet. The only thing that I have not cleaned that may have to actually be replaced is the needle valve.

Mosbonian
07-06-2008, 11:31 PM
diaphragm?

mmaddog
*******