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Old 10-16-2011, 12:22 AM
 
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My Troy-Bilt lawnmower has starting trouble, and I am at my wits end trying to get it started. It takes ages to get it started and when I try again it the next week, it's the same thing all over again. I bought it in 2009, but have hardly used it maybe more than 20 times. But unfortunately it's out of warranty now, and I need to get it repaired by someone who knows his stuff.

Anyone you can recommend whom you have had experience with, who is honest and won't break the bank? I can't afford to spend a fortune to fix this - might as well save and buy a new one if that is the case.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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Fresh gas? New plug?

I had an issue with a snapper mower, and took it to every snapper dealer in Wake County from Apex to Knightdale. It took a backyard mechanic from Craigslist to fix it. Good luck.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:32 AM
 
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Fresh gas? New plug?

I had an issue with a snapper mower, and took it to every snapper dealer in Wake County from Apex to Knightdale. It took a backyard mechanic from Craigslist to fix it. Good luck.
Fresh gas yes, not a new plug, but I can't imagine how the existing plug would have gone bad so quick.

Do you have the contact details of the Craiglist guy who fixed your mower?
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:49 AM
 
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Fresh gas yes, not a new plug, but I can't imagine how the existing plug would have gone bad so quick.

Do you have the contact details of the Craiglist guy who fixed your mower?
Sent you a DM
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:12 AM
 
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Toro = Troy-Bilt?
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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Clay's on New Hope Church can repair your mower....maybe not for the price you're looking to pay. When you pick it up from Clay's it will be fixed
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:16 PM
 
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Clay's on New Hope Church can repair your mower....maybe not for the price you're looking to pay. When you pick it up from Clay's it will be fixed
Yeah thats what I said also but I had to delete it as I thought he said Toro. They do a great job with everything. For the OP New Hope intersects Wake Forest Rd.
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:30 PM
 
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A plug can go bad that fast. Make sure there isn't any rust on it. What does the plug look like when removed from the engine?
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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Some people swear by this..Probably worth a try. I can't find it locally right now but will let you know if i do. Ace is listed as a source but I haven't checked there.
http://www.amazon.com/Start-Your-Eng...owViewpoints=1

Last edited by kelly237; 10-16-2011 at 09:45 PM..
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:57 AM
 
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Donald, aka the Mobile Mower Mechanic, is awesome! You don't have to take your mower anywhere, he comes to you. His prices are good too, and he does honest work.

Lawn Mower Repair Service - Mobile Mower Mechanic - Raleigh, NC
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