Toro snowblower won’t start

Toro snowblower won’t start. When your Toro snowblower or other brands won’t start on the first or second pull, there are several things to check. Although Toro makes a high-quality snowblower, they (as well as other brands) are susceptible to periodic starting varies.

By making sure everything is in order and helping you out with some common mechanics tools and a fresh supply of fuel, we can usually get your snowblower up and running in a few minutes.

If that doesn’t solve the problem and you still need help because your Toro is an older model, it’s time to take your mower to our repair center for further diagnosis.

Toro snowblower won’t starttoro snowblower won't start

Many things can cause a carburetor to clog up, but when you let the fuel sit in your snowblower for long periods of time, it will inevitably build up and solidify into a sticky mess that is difficult to dissolve.

If your carburetor has become clogged, mix it with some carburetor cleaner and let it sit for about 5 minutes.

Fuel Level and Freshness

Check your fuel level and fill the mower with gasoline from a fresh fuel can if the tank is low.

If the gasoline is old (from last season or older), disconnect the fuel line from the side of the carburetor by loosening the line clamp with a screwdriver and draining it into an empty fuel container.

Reattach the fuel line and re-tighten the clamp with a screwdriver before filling the tank with fresh gas.

Inspect the Spark Plugs

To remove a spark plug, take out the 3/4-inch spark plug socket and put it around the spark plug. Now turn it until the spark plug can be taken out by hand.

Inspect the plug for damage, dirtiness, or soot. If you can see damage to the plug, replace it; however, if there is wetness or dirt on or in contact with the spark plug, clean it off with a cotton swab or brush before you try again.

The carburetor might be cloggedthe carburetor might be clogged

“The carburetor might be clogged.” One of the reasons why a Carburetor may have become clogged is because the snowblower sat for too long and some of the ingredients in the fuel evaporated leaving behind a sticky substance.

Making sure you don’t leave any fuel or oil in your snow blower for too long will help you avoid this problem. If that doesn’t work, try to clean it with carburetor cleaner.

It’s important to keep your carburetor clean as doing so helps you to prevent carbon build-up which can result in an improper running engine.

In the worst-case scenario, if cleaning out the carburetor isn’t effective and prevents your engine from starting then make sure you replace or rebuild it.

The ignition coil is defective

When the ignition switch is in the run position, the ignition coil sends power to the spark plug and makes it possible for the engine to be started. If the ignition switch is defective, the vehicle will not start.

Before replacing or repairing a faulty ignition coil, test first to see if the spark plug is getting proper energy from the ignition coil by using a spark tester or voltmeter.

If you have determined that there is a problem with either your spark plug or your ignition coil, replace both of them at once because what might look like an issue with one could potentially be affecting both parts negatively in some way.

The flywheel key is broken

The flywheel key might have been damaged. A flywheel key is a small metal piece that fits into the crankshaft and engages with the flywheel.

If the snowblower engine stops suddenly due to hitting a hard object, the flywheel key breaks in half to prevent damage to the engine. To determine if the flywheel key is damaged, remove it from the crankshaft and inspect it for damage.

If any part of it looks as though it has caved in or melted, replace it as soon as possible because serious damage could have taken place which could then cause you severe issues with your cycle time whilst trying to complete your business goals.

Faulty Recoil Starter

When the starter rope is pulled and released, the recoil spring will recoil the rope, pulling it up and onto a pulley. If the recoil spring breaks, then the rope won’t be able to move up and onto the pulley.

The end result of this is that when one tries to start an engine with a broken recoil spring, it won’t work.

Many models use replaceable springs in their assembly but if your model does not allow this or if you don’t want to fuss around with components, you might consider replacing your starter assembly altogether.

Toro snowblower won’t start

Related Guides