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Non-Running Toro Snow Master 20.

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Mark13, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    I just got a Toro Snow Master 20 that is currently not running.

    Model- 38030
    Serial- 8003129

    Few problems I noticed in the 3 minutes I spent looking at it so far.
    - No Spark (spark plug that came out of it was a Champion RJ18Y)
    - Electric starter spins but doesn't throw the gear out to engage the fly wheel

    The motor is free, pulls over easily and the impeller in the front turns and touches the ground.

    What's common problems with these? Also what should I mix the fuel at? 32:1, 40:1?

    (I have the top cover for it)
  2. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    I believe 32:1 ( 4 oz./Gal ).
    Obviously try new plug. Are you trying to start with old gas/oil, if so put new in.
    Make sure plug line is intact.
    Try some Sea Foam in with gas.
    Make sure fuel lines are all connected.
    Most common problem - AGE.
  3. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I agree, it's 32:1. My neighbour just gave me one of these. works great. Pulled it from his shed, hadn't used it in 5 years, 2 pulls and it started. Very easy machine to flood..do not over prime. May want to prime as you pull but 2 pushes on the bulb is enough.
    Good luck.
  4. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    Tomorrow's project is going to be new fuel line and checking all the wires.

    I dumped the tank but nothing came out, put some fresh gas in but didn't mess with it much more after that.
  5. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    toro toro toro

    wd 40 or or fluid film on the starter gear pinion and let it soak for a bit, the fuel can be 25-50 to one, the plugs the right one-but get a new one and gap it 25 thousands clearance, use sea foam in the fuel mix and a few drops in the tank before you ad the fresh fuel.

    at most you may need a new scraper blade and plug for it. :nod: