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Lawnmower won't start

GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
edited July 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
Hi all,

I have a Toro, about 2 years old. This is a push-mower, not riding. On Monday I was mowing my lawn, about 3/4 of the way through. I let too much junk get in with the blades and they jammed, so the engine stopped. This has happened occasionally before and it starts up just fine, but now it won't start at all.

There is fresh fuel, and I replaced the oil earlier in the season. Today I put in a new spark plug and air filter (which I've been meaning to do for a while anyway). I don't see any loose connections, and as far as I can tell the fuel line is not clogged or crimped. I feel confident that the problem is NOT regarding the blade, because I can turn it manually and also because this model has a blade cutoff (that is, you can have the engine running without the blades turning). When I pull the cord the flywheel is turning, but the engine just won't turn over.

I'm afraid I've pretty much reached the limit of my mechanical knowledge by taking care of the spark plug and filter. Any ideas?

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