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Old May 6th, 2009, 09:13 AM   #1
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Just went to the local repair shop -- 2 weeks before they can fix my mower. It's a pretty basic Toro 6hp -- starts... sputters... dies. Anybody know of a shop or a "guy" near by who fixes mowers? Would rather not wait 2 weeks.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 09:19 AM   #2
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Googled "lawn mower starts, sputters, and dies" worth a try?

Drain and Clean the Gas Tank. Can you Try to Run the Mower for 25 to 30 Seconds with Starter Fluid? If yes, then Do So for 3 or 4 Times and it Might Pull the Water Out of the Carburator. If it Does Not Pull the Water from the Carburator, then the Carburator will have to be Cleaned and Rebuilt.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 09:21 AM   #3
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Maybe try University Lawn Equipment?
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um...74420511754555
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pull the carb off, clean the float and bowl and blow it out with some carb cleaner
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Did all of the above -- plus changed the oil and plug. I'll go through it again -- maybe I missed something. That said, I'd really rather pay someone to do it. I'm starting an engine swap on my Scrambler on Friday and I'd much rather work on that.
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Maybe try University Lawn Equipment?
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um...74420511754555
2 week wait. Thanks though.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 11:59 AM   #7
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I might be down that way in the next couple of days......
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2 week wait. Thanks though.
Wow. I've never seen that place when it even looked busy.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 03:36 PM   #9
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Make sure you pull the pilot jet and clean it out real good or replace it.
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