How To Start A Toro Recycler 22 Lawn Mower

How To Start A Toro Recycler 22 Lawn Mower? (Step-By-Step Guide)

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Last summer I purchased a Toro recycler 22” mower to make my lawn spanking. But you know I faced some difficulties when I was trying to start my mower. 

I think you face the same issue and it makes you anxious. Trust me, you don’t need to be anxious anymore. I have a perfect solution for you. 

Actually there are two types of Toro recycler lawn mower available in the market. One is gasoline-powered and the other is electrically powered. But it’s a matter of comfort for you that the starting process of both mowers is totally the same. 

In this article, I will try to give you a proper guideline on how to start a Toro recycler 22 lawn mower. And of course, this article is totally the reflection of my experience. 

So, why delay? Let’s see how to start it. 

How To Start A Toro Recycler 22 Lawn Mower

The Process To Start A Toro Recycler 22 Lawn Mower

Starting a Toro recycler 22” lawnmower is not a troublesome task. You approximately need 10-15 minutes to complete the entire task. Seems great! Right? 

Well, before entering the main task, let’s have a look at the required tools that you need to start your Toro recycler 22” lawnmower. 

Required Tools: 

  • Engine oil
  • Unleaded Gasoline
  • Paper towel
  • Key (Optional) 

Now, follow the steps stated below to get a flawless start. 

Steps to follow: 

Step #1: Set Lawn Mower In Even Surface

Take your Toro recycler lawnmower into a clean and even surface. 

Step #2: Fill Gas Tank

Grip the lid of the gas tank and rotate it counterclockwise. Lift the lid upward. Now fill the gas tank with unleaded gasoline. Replace the lid of the gas tank and rotate it clockwise. 

Step #3: Clean Dipstick

Turn the oil tank lid counterclockwise and lift it upward. Use a paper towel to clean the dipstick attached to the oil tank lid. 

After cleaning the dipstick, insert it again into the oil tank. Do not tighten it by rotating. Remove the lid from the tank and observe the dipstick to check the oil level in the oil tank. Then pour oil in the oil tank until it is full of oil. Don’t overfill the oil tank. 

Step #4: Wipe Fuel Tank Outside

Take a paper towel and wipe all gasoline and spilled oil off from the lawnmower. 

Step #5: Press Primer Button

Now, firmly press the primer button at least 3 times. Press it inward and hold not more than 1 second. Note that, all the Toro 22” lawnmower does not have a primer button except self-propelled mulching lawnmower. 

Step #6: Adjust Blade Control Bar

Grasp the mower blade control bar that is found on the front side of the mower handle. Now, push the bar against the mower handle. Hold the handle and the bar with one hand. 

Step #7: Start Lawn Mower

If you have an electric powered lawnmower, then place the starting key in the key slot. Turn the starting key to start the engine of the mower. 

If you have a gasoline-powered lawnmower then pull the mower starter handle gradually until you realize resistance. Release the handle and give it time to go back to its previous position. Continue the same process until the mower engine starts. 


  • If you want to stop the mower, just release the mower blade control bar. It doesn’t matter whether it is the gasoline-powered or electric-powered lawnmower. 
  • It is recommended to use new gasoline when you fill the gas tank. Don’t use more than 6 months old gasoline. Because oil gasoline becomes condensed and does not allow the mower to start. 


  • Don’t refuel the mower when the engine of the mower is warm. 
  • Use the manufacturer-recommended container to store gasoline and keep it away from pets and children.
  • Don’t operate the mower when the grasses are wet. 

Final verdict

So, what’s your opinion now? I think now you know how to start a Toro recycler 22 lawn mower. And it’s no more a difficult task for you. 

You know Toro recycler mower is actually designed for residential use and the operating process is really simple. 

Hopefully, following the above-mentioned process and maintaining the cautions helped you to start the mower without facing any trouble. 

Now, the floor is yours. Start your mower 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!