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Old 06-25-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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Does anyone have a suggestion for a simple (I hope) repair of a Toro lawnmower.

The two year old mower was drained and stored over the winter when we moved, but now doesn't start. I'm looking for a good small-engine shop or general handyman who can clean the gas line or replace the spark plug (basically do the stuff I would do if I had time) for less than it costs to buy a new mower.

I prefer a shop in the Cary/Apex/Morrisville area. Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Cary
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I haven't personally used this guy, but he received good reviews on this forum.

JJ's Small Engine Repair

Holt Road.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:58 AM
 
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I've used Donald, the mobile lawn mower mechanic, and mentioned him once or twice on this forum before. He's honest and does good work, and best of all is that he comes to you!
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:32 AM
 
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Thanks for the quick and helpful replies guys! Hopefully you've helped me avoid a letter from the HOA.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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Apex Sales is who many of us use. An established company with good work at fair prices.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I've used Donald, the mobile lawn mower mechanic, and mentioned him once or twice on this forum before. He's honest and does good work, and best of all is that he comes to you!
I agree on the recommendation. Also, get him to add a fuel shut-off switch in the gas line. At the end of the season, turn the switch off and let the mower run until it dies. That prevents gas from gumming up the carb. The alternative is to put in gas stabilizer, but I prefer the shut off switch. I have one on my tiller that I only use a few times a year. It always starts first pull.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:06 PM
 
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Great advice about the shut off valve don, thanks. I usually drain the gas then run the engine until it dies, but I still seem to gum up the carb every other year. Not sure how that's possible, but I'm special like that. More importantly, I'll like being able to use the shut-off if I'm not winterizing it, but know I won't use it for a while.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Cary
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Great idea on the shut off valve!
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:55 PM
 
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this is a cool tip , try this if your lawn mower does not start:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gd27q8oGMc
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