Why is my Toro snowblower not starting?

In the event your Toro snowthrower fails to start, there’s a handful of troubleshooting tips you can run through in order to solve the problem. Troubleshooting your Toro snowblower can help save time and money over costly repairs shops. One of the more common reasons for not starting is gasoline issues.

How do you start a craftsman snow blower?

Starting a Craftsman snow blower is not difficult. Make sure you have the ignition key in the snow blower. Check all the fluids such as oil and gasoline before attempting to start the snow blower. There are usually two ways to start the newer snow blowers; one is with the electric starter system if equipped, and the other is with the recoil starter.

Why wont my snowblower stay running?

Usually when a snowblower won’t run it’s because there’s a restriction in the carburetor. Like the needle not letting enough gas in to keep it running, or there’s a restriciton that’s not letting enough gas through the carb so it dies from being too lean. If you’re not losing spark you’ll need to remove the carburetor and clean it.

Why won’t snow blower start?

Sometimes, Snow Blowers Won’t Start Because of the Starter. It may sound like double-talk, but, if you’re having trouble starting your machine and have ruled out everything else, the fault may lie in the starter. Some snow blowers have electric-start engines.

The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the snowblower for a long period of time. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and prevent the engine from starting. If the carburetor is clogged, try cleaning it with carburetor cleaner.

Can you over prime a snowblower?

Priming the engine moves fuel through the fuel lines and into the carburetor. Our Toro snowblower recommends pressing the primer button twice. Be careful not to over-prime, however, since it can flood the engine.

How do you fix a Toro snowblower that won’t start?

Solved! What to Do When Your Snow Blower Won’t Start

  1. Make sure all switches and valves are in the correct starting position.
  2. Add fuel stabilizer to the gas tank.
  3. Prime the engine to force fuel into the carburetor.
  4. Clean or replace the spark plugs.
  5. Clean the carburetor.
  6. Call a service technician.

How do you troubleshoot a Toro snowblower?

How to Troubleshoot a Toro Snowblower That Won’t Start

  1. Check the fuel tank.
  2. Drain and replace the fuel in your snow thrower especially if it has been more than 60 days since the last time you used the snow thrower.
  3. Remove the fuel cap.
  4. Replace with a new mix of gasoline and engine oil by following a 50:1 ratio.

Why is my snowblower not starting?

How do you start the choke on a Toro snowblower?

  1. Slide the throttle control lever to “Fast.” The throttle control knob is to the left of the starter rope.
  2. Turn the fuel shutoff knob counterclockwise to open the valve.
  3. Twist the choke until it is set to “Full.” The choke is on the top of the engine next to the spark plug.

Why does my Toro snow thrower not start?

The engine will not start without enough fuel. The fuel tank is located near the side of the snow thrower. Drain and replace the fuel in your snow thrower especially if it has been more than 60 days since the last time you used the snow thrower. If you failed to drain the gasoline after the winter months, the gas most likely has degraded.

What kind of oil do you put in a Toro snowblower?

Dispose in accordance with your local laws. Replace with a new mix of gasoline and engine oil by following a 50:1 ratio. Most snow throwers require one-half gallon of unleaded gasoline mixed with 1.3 ounces of Toro, two-cycle engine oil. Tighten the fuel the cap and restart the engine.

Where can I get a Toro high altitude kit?

Contact any Authorized Toro Service Dealer to obtain the proper High Altitude Kit and high-altitude label for your machine. To locate a dealer convenient to you, access our website at www.Toro.com or contact our Toro Customer Care Department at the number (s) listed in your Emission Control Warranty Statement.

Can a Toro be used for anything other than snow removal?

It is not designed for removing materials other than snow, nor is it designed for clearing gravel surfaces. Using this product for purposes other than its intended use could prove dangerous to you and bystanders.