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Old 04-07-2019, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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My toro is hard starting, it floods after a few pulls.When it does start it runs fine.
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Old 04-08-2019, 02:03 AM
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Whats your model number and how old is it?

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Its at my cabin so I do not know the specs. Its about 10 years old and I think it is a tecumsey motor.It has auto choke
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Old 04-08-2019, 10:12 PM
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Hard start when cold or when hot or both?



The auto choke could be the issue but wanted to pin down the engine make/model first to look up an exploded view to see what type it had. Some used a thermal pull off spring on the exhaust, some just had an internal carb spring that pushed on the choke at full throttle, another I recall had sort of a wax motor setup that when it warmed up would pull off the choke. When you get your model number make note of the serial number as well because parts are often different depending on serial number range.

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Its at my cabin so I do not know the specs. Its about 10 years old and I think it is a tecumsey motor.It has auto choke
Tecumseh's do not have auto choke. If it is an auto choke, it is probably a Briggs and Stratton. Check the needle and seat in the carburetor.

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Starts hard when its cold. Going up this weekend and will get the info
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serial number is 0903035779341, model 21038 20334, briggs 190cc,year2009. I cleaned the spings and outside of carb with brake cleaner and sprayed carb cleaner inside carb let it sit over night and now it starts. Will see if it continues to start.Should I run seafoam through it once in awhile or is that useless.
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serial number is 0903035779341, model 21038 20334, briggs 190cc,year2009. I cleaned the spings and outside of carb with brake cleaner and sprayed carb cleaner inside carb let it sit over night and now it starts. Will see if it continues to start.Should I run seafoam through it once in awhile or is that useless.
Good. If not, clean the main jet in the carburetor. It is the bottom bolt that holds the bowl on.
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...Should I run seafoam through it once in awhile or is that useless.

Some guys swear by it like it is some sort of miracle oil. I'm not sure I buy into that but I do keep a can of it around and use it on occasion when having a problem with something to see if it helps. I think it has its benefits but it's not a cure all.

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