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I've got a Toro Super Recycler model# 20038 6.75 hp Briggs. After it has rested for a while it will start on the 2nd pull no problem but if I let the engine stop then try to start it again immediately it won't start. Any help/ideas would be appreciated.
 

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Update

Sorry, new to the forum and couldn't figure out how to add this to original post.

I started my mower up today after priming on the second pull. I let it run for about 60 seconds and let it stop. I was able to get it back running and ran the mower for about 30 minutes straight. I then let it stop again and couldn't get it to start after it was hot. While I was trying to start it, it did seem to smell a bit gassy, like it was flooded.

Thanks again in advance to anyone that could lend a tip.
 

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Welcome to the forum! :)

Kind of sounds like it is flooding out when warm. Have you tried a new spark plug?
 

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Thanks!!

I haven't tried anything yet. I bought it used and intend on getting a new spark plug as well as a carb kit.

I also live at high altitude ~4500 ft. Could that be causing issues as well?
 

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....I also live at high altitude ~4500 ft. Could that be causing issues as well?
You might be on to something there. Here's what Briggs has to say about that:

Poor Performance in High Altitudes | Frequently Asked Questions | Customer Support | Briggs & Stratton

Also see: http://www4.briggsandstratton.com/miscpdfs/RNT/fuel_requirements.pdf

Partial text from above link:"· For customers in the 2,500 - 5,000 feet above sea level elevations the engine may be run in
either the standard or high altitude configuration based on their experienced performance. If the
engine is running rich, black smoke, flooding, or rich misfire may be observed then the high
altitude kit should be installed. If no run performance issues are observed then the standard
configuration should be maintained. Each application and engine model will perform differently at
higher altitudes and it may be necessary to compensate for altitude on some and not on others."
 

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But there are a couple of things that make me wonder if alititude is really the problem. First of all, as far as I can tell this mower has spent it's whole life at this altitude and second, it runs just fine while it is running. The problem comes when I try to start it again after it is hot.
 

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you know i would do what the man said and put a good plug in it and gap it excactly,And then add some seafoam to your gas that stuff is remarkable about 5 oz's...Sure wont hurt it will get all the gummy's out just take a little time...
 
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