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Hi! I own a Toro 22" Recycler with a briggs and stratton 190cc engine. Mower is about 9 months old and I am having problems with the mower. Starts up just fine, but after initial start mower will "throttle down". Fuel was purchased last week, oil was checked and i also cleaned the air filter as it was still white with very little accumulation in it. I then changed spark plug and still have had no luck. Here is a video of the mowers behavior. Big thanks in advance for any help you can provide as i am stumped.
 

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Hi! I own a Toro 22" Recycler with a briggs and stratton 190cc engine. Mower is about 9 months old and I am having problems with the mower. Starts up just fine, but after initial start mower will "throttle down". Fuel was purchased last week, oil was checked and i also cleaned the air filter as it was still white with very little accumulation in it. I then changed spark plug and still have had no luck. Here is a video of the mowers behavior. Big thanks in advance for any help you can provide as i am stumped. YouTube - Lawnmower issues
It could be as simple as a fuel feed problem.
rhenning is right. Take it back and let the dealer screw with it.
Mike
 

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I bought the mower from the HD used and it ran fine for about a year then the problems started.
1. When the mulch bag would get full I would empty the bag then the mower would not start up until cooled down.
2. Now I have the same problem as above. fresh gas and all but, runs slow.

any advise on what to do is greatly appreciated.
 

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I would suggest getting a bit of carburetor cleaner and putting it in the gas tank. The brand I would recommend would be SeaFoam. I would say about 1/4 cup at the most. Probably some small passages getting clogged in the carburetor.

Not familiar with this model of mower, but does this have a "choke" position on the throttle? This isn't an automatic choke is it?
 

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update: i got it running again woot.

No, not a choke position no bulb on the carb. I removed the spark plug, air filter and plastic covers to get to the carb. cleaned out the carb by hand then cleaned up the "bull bolt" or what ever it's called that is in the little bowl under the card/throttle with carb cleaner. then i knocked some dust/dirt/grass out of the air filter re-cleaned the spark plug and re-assembled. the mower is now running like the day i got it. now the only problem i have is that once up to temp if i shut it off, i'll have to give it time to cool down which is kind of crappy.
 

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It sounds like you're still having some sort of fuel/air supply issue, if it starts up fine cold but not warm. Maybe check the air intake and air holes.
 

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I just worked on one of those Toro Recyclers with the auto choke what a PITA. Come to find out the bimetal coil spring bracket was slightly bent impeding spring winding and unwinding plus the choke return spring was was clogged with misc. flotsum and jetsum not letting it operate freely. I straightened the coil spring bracket and cleaned out the recoil housing. Overengineered to be user friendly............give me a hand choke:cool
 

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....Over engineered to be user friendly............give me a hand choke:cool
I agree. It's not really rocket science to learn when the choke is needed. :D

Although I grumble about computer controls on engines that is one little annoyance computer control fuel injection eliminated on our cars. I never could seem to get them set right for all temps a couple my autos. Too tight in real cold weather and would run rich and then on warm days too loose. Step on the gas at a traffic light and cough and sputter. The worst was my 73 Omega with a straight six, single barrel Rochester carb. I had the manual choke cable to put on it but ended up trading it off before installing it. Solid little engine and used nor leaked no oil even at just under 100K on the clock which was pretty good for a car back then. But that carb was horrid. Even the local veterans that could rebuild and adjust carbs in their sleep could never get it zeroed in. :rolleyes:
 
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