How To Clean A Toro Lawn Mower Carburetor

How To Clean A Toro Lawn Mower Carburetor? (Step-By-Step Guide)

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It was the end of the winter and the sun was knocking at my door. That was the perfect time for my Toro lawnmower to reign over my messy looking lawn. But alas! I wasn’t able to start my mower. 

After a deep diagnosis, I found that the carburetor is responsible for this trouble. And I guess you have the same issue. But you know cleaning a carburetor can bring back the old strength of your Toro mower. 

I guess you are looking for a proper guideline to clean the carburetor. Right? Ok. I will share my experience with you. 

In this article, I will try to give you a proper guideline about how to clean a Toro lawn mower carburetor. I believe this article will really help you to know how you can clean your Toro lawn mower carburetor. 

So, let’s see how to clean it. 

The Process to Clean a Toro Lawnmower Carburetor

How To Clean A Toro Lawn Mower Carburetor

Actually, cleaning a Toro lawnmower carburetor is a simple task. You just need a few tools and approximately 15-20 minutes to complete the entire task. 

You know for doing any kind of repair, you need some tools. So, let’s have a look at the required tools that are needed to clean a carburetor.

Required tools: 

  • A needle nose plier
  • Socket wrench
  • A bucket 
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Paper towel/rags
  • Hand gloves 
  • Goggles 

Now, you are completely ready to start the cleaning process. Follow the steps given below to finish the entire process without any difficulties.

Steps to follow: 

Step #1: Prepare Lawn Mower For Cleaning

Take your Toro lawn mower into an even surface and enable the parking mode. Unplug the spark plug from the mower. 

Step #2: Remove Mower Front Hood

Use a socket wrench to remove the four screws that hold the front cover with the mower. Pull the dipstick from the oil tank and lift off the front cover of the mower. After removing the cover, replace the dipstick in the oil tank. 

Step #3: Disconnect Fuel Hole Connection

Locate the mower gas tank. Now hold it with both hands and pull upwards. You will see a connection at the bottom of the fuel tank. This is called the fuel hole. It basically supplies gas from the gas tank towards the carburetor. Use a plier to squeeze the fuel hole connection. 

Step #4: Clean Fuel Hole and Reconnect

Spray carburetor cleaner at least 15 seconds inside the fuel hole connection of the carburetor. Now, reconnect the fuel hole connection with the gas tank. Use a plier to connect it again. 

Step #5: Clean Fuel Bowl and Screw

Use the socket wrench to remove the screw that attaches the fuel bowl with the carburetor. Bring out the screw and the bowl as well. 

You will find two small holes in the screw. Just take a small wire and clean it by inserting the wire inside the holes. 

When you bring out the fuel bowl, you definitely find some liquid gas inside the bowl. Just pour it out. Use the carburetor cleaner to clean the fuel bowl as well as the screw. After cleaning, use paper towels or rags to wipe them properly. 

Step #6: Clean Float and Internal Parts

Now, check the float that attaches to the carburetor. Spray some cleaner to clean up the float and internal parts of the carburetor as well. Use a paper towel or rag to wipe all the parts of the carburetor. 

Step #7: Replace Fuel Bowl and Screw

Now replace the bowl as well as the screw in their previous position. Use the socket wrench to tighten the screw. Make sure that the fuel bowl is perfectly installed with the carburetor. 

Done! You are all set now. 

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  • Wear proper safety clothes at the time of any repair. It will save you from any kind of unforeseen situations.
  • Repair and clean the mower in a well ventilated and open area. 
  • Don’t use high pressure compressed air to clean the carburetor. 

Final verdict

Finally, I think cleaning a Toro lawn mower carburetor is no more a troublesome task for you. Now, you can easily do it at home and suggest anyone who faces the same issue. 

Hopefully, this article has given you the comfort that you are actually looking for. Now, you know how to clean a Toro lawn mower carburetor.

So, why late? Clean it and enjoy mowing!

Todd L Miles
Lawn Mowers Enthusiast
I started "Landscape and Lawns Care" to provide clients with lawn care with better service, better products and, most importantly, better ethics. My promise to every customer is to give the greenest grass possible while controlling weeds, insects, and diseases! The most important thing is that I strive to always do the right thing for you, your lawn and your wallet!