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Form No . 3354 - 915 Rev A 22in Recycler Â® Lawn Mower Model No . 20070 - - Serial No . 260000001 and Up Operator's Manual Introduction CALIFORNIA Proposition 65 Warning Read tlfls information carefiflh to learn how to operate and maintain xour , product properl ) and to avoid in } ur ) and The engine exhaust from this product contains product damage . X * % uare responsible for operating the chemicals known to the State of California to cause product properl ) and safeh < cancer , birth defects , or other reproductive harm . X * % umax contact Toro directl ) at wwxx : Toro . com for Important : This engine is not equipped with a product and accessor ) information , help finding a dealer , spark arrester muffler . It is a violation of California or to register ? our product . Public Resource Code Section 4442 to use or operate \ ' ( henever xou , need service , genuine Toro parts , or the engine on any forest - covered , brush - covered , or additional information , contact an Authorized Service grass - covered land . Other states or federal areas may have similar laws . Dealer or Toro Customer Service and have the model and serial nmnbers of your product read ? : Figure 1 identifies the This spark igaition sxstem complies with Canadian location of the model and serial numbers on the product . ICES - 002 The enclosed Engine Owner's Manual is supplied for information regarding the US Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) and the California Emission Control Regulation of emission systems , maintenance , and warranty . Replacements may be ordered through the engine manufacturer . . 3002873 Figure 1 For models with stated engine horsepower , the gross 1 . Model and serial number plate horsepower of the engine was laborator ? rated b ? the engine manufacturer in accordance with SAt j 1940 . As configured \ ' ( ' rite the product model and serial numbers in the space to meet safet3 ; emission , and operating requirements , the below : actual e _ gine horsepower on this class of lawn mower will be significantly lower . I Model No . Serial No . Safety This manual identifies potential hazards and has safety messages identified b _ the safety " alert swnbol ( Figure 2 ) , This lawn mower meets or exceeds the CPSC blade safet ) wlflch signals a hazard that may cause serious in } ury or requirements for walk - belflnd rotar _ lawn mowers and the death if _ ou do not follow the recommended precautions . B71 . 1 specifications of the American National Standards Institute in effect at the time of production . Read and understand the contents of this manual before you start the engine . Figure 2 The safet _ alert swnbol ( Figure 2 ) is used to alert you to I . Safety alert symbol potential personal in } ur ) hazards . Obe ) all safety messages that follow this swnbol to avoid possible in } ur ) or death . This manual uses taro words to lflghlight information . Improperl ) using or maintaining this mower could resuh in Important calls attention to special mechaaical information in } ury or death . To reduce this potential , comply with the and Note emphasizes general information worthy of special attention . following safety " instructions . Â® Â© 2005 - - The Toro Company Register at www . Toro . com . Original Instructions ( EN ) Printed in the USA . 8111 Lyndale Avenue South Bloomington , MN 55420 All Rights Reserved
Tile following instructions have been adapted from the Slope Operation ANSI / OPEl standard B71 . 1 - 2003 . Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall accidents , This cutting machine can amputate hands and feet and wlfich can result in severe injur > Operation on all slopes throw objects . Failure to observe the following safety require extra caution . If you feel uneast on a slope , do not mow it . instructions could result in serious injury or death . â€¢ Mow across the face of slopes ; never up and down . Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on General Operation slopes . â€¢ Read , understand , and follow aU instructions on tile â€¢ \ ' ( qtch for holes , ruts , bumps , rocks , or other hidden machine and in the manual ( s ) before starting . objects . Uneven terrain could cause a slip and fall â€¢ Do not put hands or feet near or under the machine . accident . Tall grass can lfide obstacles . Keep clear of the discharge opexfing at all times . â€¢ Do not mow on wet grass or excessively steep slopes . â€¢ Only allow responsible adults , who are familiar with the Poor footilg could cause a slip and fall accident . instructions , to operate tlfis maclfine . â€¢ Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches , or embankments . " _ % ucould lose your foofilg or balance . â€¢ Clear the area of objects such as rocks , wire , toys , etc . , which could be thrown bt the blade . Star behind the handle when the engine is rmming . Children â€¢ Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating . Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to Stop maclfine if anyone enters the area . the presence of clfildren . Children are often attracted to â€¢ Do not operate machine barefooted or wlfile wearing the maclflne and the mowing acfivitt : Never assume that sandals . Always wear substantial footwear . clfildren will remain where tou last saw them . â€¢ Keep children out of the mowing area and under the â€¢ Do not pull maclfine backward unless absoluteh watchful care of a responsible adult other than the necessar ) : A1wat s look down and belfind before and operator . while moving backward . â€¢ Be alert and turn mower off if a clfild enters the area . â€¢ Never direct discharged material toward axvone . Avoid â€¢ Never allow children to operate the machine . dischargil g material against a wall or obstruction . Material may ricochet back toward the operator . Stop â€¢ [ se extra care when approaching blind corners , shrubs , the blade when crossing gravel surfaces . trees , or other objects that mat block tour view of a clfild . â€¢ Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher , discharge guard , rear guard , or other safety Service protective devices in place and worMng . â€¢ Never leave a runnil g machine unattended . Safe Handling of Gasoline â€¢ Stop the engine and wait until the blade comes to a complete stop before cleaxfilg the machine , removilg To avoid personal injury o1 " property damage , use grass catcher , or unclogging the discharge guard . extreme care in handling gasoline . Gasoline is extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive . â€¢ Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial light . â€¢ Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes , and other sources â€¢ Do not operate machine wlfile under the influence of of ignition . alcohol or drugs . â€¢ [ se onN an approved gasoline container . â€¢ Never operate mower in wet grass . Always be sure of â€¢ Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine tour roofing ; walk ; never run . rumfil g . Allow engine to cool before refuelin & â€¢ Disexgage the drive system , if so equipped , before â€¢ Never refuel the machine indoors . starting the engine . â€¢ Never store the maclfine or fuel container where there â€¢ If the maclfine should start to vibrate abnorma11 B is an open flame , spark , or pilot light such as on a water stop the engine and check for the cause immediate1 > lleater or on other appliances . Vibration is general1 ) a warning of trouble . â€¢ Never fill containers inside a velficle or on a truck or â€¢ Alwat s wear eye protection when operating machine . trailer bed with a plastic liner . Always place containers on the ground awat from tour velflcle before fillilg . â€¢ See manufacturer's instructions for proper operation and installafion of accessories . Only use accessories â€¢ Remove gas - powered equipment from the truck or approved bt the manufacturer . trailer and refuel it on the ground . If tiffs is not possible ,
thenrefl _ esluchequipmenwtithaportablecontainer , Safety and Instructional Decals ratherthanfromagasolindeispensenrozzle . Important : Safety and instruction decals are located Keeptilenozzlein contacwt ithtilerimof gtilefuelis near areas of potential danger . Replace damaged tankorcontaineorpeningatalltimesuntilfuelin decals . completeD . onotuseanozzlelock - opednevice . If fuelis spilledonclothingc , hangeclothing immediate1 > Never overfill fuel tank . Replace gas cap and tighten secureh : 104 - 7402 Exhaust contains carbon monoxide , an odorless , deadly poison that can kill you . Do not run the engine indoors or in an enclosed area . General Service â€¢ Never operate maclflne in a closed area . â€¢ Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure tile equipment is in safe worMng condition . â€¢ Never tamper with safety devices . Check their proper operation regularl ? : â€¢ Keep maclline free of grass , leaves , or other debris build - up . Clean up oil or fuel spillage and remove am fuel - soaked debris . A11ow machine to cool before storing . â€¢ If you strike a foreign ob } ect , stop and inspect the machine . Repair , if necessar 5 before startin & â€¢ Never make a _ V ad } ustments or repairs with tile engine framing . Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground against engine to prevent mlintended starting . â€¢ Check grass catcher components and tile discharge guard frequently and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts , when necessary : â€¢ Mower blades are sharp . Wrap tile blade or wear gloves , and use extra caution when servicing them . â€¢ Do not change tile engine governor setting or overspeed the engine . â€¢ Maintain or replace safet _ and instruction labels , as 104 - 7403 necessary :
ID 0 J 104 - 7953 1 . Warning - - read the Operator's Manual for information on charging the battery ; contains lead ; do not discard . 2 . Read the Operator's Manual . 105 - 1295 ENTIRE CATCHER iN P _ CE : : : : : : : : : : : : : DANGER KEEP HANDS and FEET AWAY 105 - 6838 108 - 4791
Setup Important : Remove and discard the protective plastic sheet that covers the engine . 1 . Unfolding the Handle Folding or unfolding the handle improperly can Figure 5 damage the cables , causing an unsafe operating condition . 2 . Filling the Engine with Oil â€¢ Do not damage the cables when folding or _ X % urmower does not come with oil in the engine , but it unfolding the handle . does come with a bottle of oil . â€¢ If a cable is damaged , contact an Authorized 1 . Remove the dipstick ( Figure 6 ) . Service Dealer . 1 . Careflflh move tile upper handle forward until tile handle halves are in line and nest together as shown in Figure 3 . G002876 Figure 6 2 . Slowly pour oil into the oil fill tube until the oil level reaches the Full line on the dipstick ( Figure 6 ) . Do not overfill . ( Max . fill : 20 oz . , Vpe : SAE 30W detergent oil with an API service classification of SF , SG , SH , SJ , G002874 SL , or lflgher . ) Figure 3 3 . Install the dipstick secure1 > 2 . Tighten the handle knobs ( Figure 4 ) . Important : Change the engine oil after the first 2 operating hours ; change it yearly thereafter . Refer to Changing the Engine Oil . Figure 4 3 . Rotate the handle rearward ( Figure 5 ) until it clicks into place .
3 . Installing the Fuse Product Overview _ X _ t ] r mower comes with a 40 - amp fuse that protects the electric starter . 4 Important : You cannot start the mower with the 5 electric starter or charge the battery unless you install the fuse . 1 . Unclip both ends of tile batterx cover and remove it ( Figure 7 ) . 1 \ 8 G002877 10 G002879 9 Figure 7 Figure 9 2 . Install tlle fuse in tlle fuse holder ( Figure 8 ) . 1 . Cutting height lever 6 . Fuel tank cap 2 . Oil fill / Dipstick 7 . Battery 3 . Recoil start handle 8 . Air filter 4 . Blade control bar 9 . Primer 5 . Ignition key 10 . Spark plug G002878 Figure 8 1 2 Note : _ ur mower comes with a fuse in the _ our owner's packet and another fuse in tile batter _ box . Install tile batter _ cover . G002880 Figure 10 4 . Charging the Battery 1 . Grass bag 3 . Battery charger 2 . Side discharge chute 4 . Rear discharge plug ( installed ) Refer to Charging the Batter _ in the Maintenance section .
Checking the Engine Oil Level Operation 1 . Remove tile dipstick , wipe it clean , and fifth install tile dipsdck ( Figure 12 ) . Filling the Fuel Tank Gasoline is extremely flammable and explosive . A fire or explosion from gasoline can burn you and others . â€¢ To prevent a static charge fi'om igniting the G002876 gasoline , place the container and / or mower Figure 12 directly on the ground before filling , not in a 2 . Remove the dipstick and check the oil level ( Figure 12 ) . vehicle or on an object . If tlle oil level is below the Add mark on the dipstick , â€¢ Fill the tank outdoors when the engine is cold . slowly pour oil into the oil fill tube to raise the oil level Wipe up spills . to the Full mark on the dipstick . Do not overfill . ( Max . Jill : 20 oz . , t3pe : SAE 30W detergent oil witll an API â€¢ Do not handle gasoline when smoking or around service classification of SF , SG , SH , SJ , SL , or lflgher . ) an open flame or sparks . 3 . Install the dipstick secure1 > â€¢ Store gasoline in an approved fuel container , out of the reach of children . Fill tile fl _ el tank with fresh unleaded regular gasoline from a major name - brand service station ( Figure 11 ) . Important : To reduce starting problems , add fuel stabilizer to the fuel all season , mixing it with gasoline less than 30 days old . 1 / 2 in . ( 1 cm ) _ G002881 Figure 1 1
Adjusting the Cutting Height Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop . Do not put your fingers under the housing when adjusting the cutting height . If the engine has been running , the muffler will be hot and can severely burn you . Keep away fi'om the hot muffler . Adiust tile cutting height as desired . Set all four wheels to tile same height . Note : Onh a front cutting height lever is shown . 2in 3 - 1 / 2in 1 - 5 / 8in 2 _ 3 / 8in 3.7 / 8iq 4 " 1 / 41n FRONT ml _ - - _ G002882 Figure 13 Adjusting the Handle Height Starting the Engine Squeeze tile bottom of tile handle halves together and 1 . Firml ? push in tile primer 3 thnes with xour tlmmb , holding tile primer in for a second before releasing it change the handle holes in wifich the pins are motmted , each time ( Figure 15 ) . as shown in Figure i4 . 3X G002581 Figure 15 Note : If tile air temperature is below 55 Â° F ( 13 Â° C ) , firml ? push tile primer in 5 times . 2 . Hold tile blade control bar ( Figure 16 ) against tile handle . Figure 14 1 . Pin 3 . Use this hole to lower the handle Use this hole to raise the handle
Stopping the Engine To stop tile engine , release tile blade control bar ( Figure 19 ) . Remove the ignition ke ) when you leave the mower . Important : When you release the blade control bar , both the engine and blade should stop within 3 seconds . If they do not stop properly , stop using your mower immediately and contact an Authorized Service Figure 16 Dealer . 1 . Blade control bar Start tile engine using either the igxfition key or the recoil starter ( Figure 17 ) . _ 002886 Figure 19 Recycling the Clippings _ X _ urmower comes from tile factory readx to recycle tile Figure 17 grass and leaf clippings back into tile lawn . 4 . If the mower does not start in 1 or 2 pulls ( or within 5 seconds using the electric starter ) , press the primer If tile grass bag is on tile mower , remove it ( refer to button 1 or 2 times and tr ) starting it again . Removing tile Grass Bag ) before rec3 cling tile clippilgs . If tile side discharge chute is on tile mower , remove it and Note : If tile mower still does not start , contact an lock tile side discharge door ( refer to Removixg tile Side Authorized Service Dealer . Discllarge Clmte ) before recycling the clippilgs . Important : Ensure that the rear discharge plug is in Using the Self - propel Drive place before you recycle the clippings ( Figure 20 ) . ( To operate tile self - propel drive , simply walk with xour hands on tile upper handle and _ our , elbows at your , sides , and tile mower will automaticalh keep pace with xou ( Figure i8 ) . G002586 Figure 20 Bagging the Clippings Use tile grass bag when 3ou want to collect grass and leaf clippings from the lawn . G002885 Figure 18 A worn grass bag could allow small stones and other similar debris to be thrown in the operator's or bystander's direction and result in serious personal injury or death to the operator or bystanders . Check the grass bag frequently . If it is damaged , install a new Toro replacement bag .
If the side discharge chute is on the mower , remove it and Side - discharging the Clippings lock tile side discharge door ( refer to Removing tile Side [ se tlle side discharge for cutting ver _ tall grass . Discharge Chute ) before bagging the clippings . If tlle bag is on tlle mower , remove it and insert tlle rear discharge plug ( refer to Removing tlle Grass Bag ) before side - discharging tile clippings . The blade is sharp ; contacting the blade can result in serious personal injury . Important : Ensure that the rear discharge plug is in place before you side - discharge the clippings ( Figure Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop 24 ) . before leaving the operating position . Installing the Grass Bag The blade is sharp ; contacting the blade can result i . Raise and hold up tile rear door ( Figure 2i ) . in serious personal injury . Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating position . 3002887 Figure 21 G002586 2 . Remove tile rear discharge plug ( Figure 22 ) . Figure 24 Installing the Side Discharge Chute i . [ nlock tile side discharge door ( Figure 25 ) . G002588 " _ " _ Figure 22 3 . Install the bag onto the door rod ( Figure 23 ) . G002590 Figure 25 2 . Lift open tile side discharge door ( Figure 26 ) . b _ ' 8 Figure 26 Figure 23 3 . Install the side discharge chute and close the door onto tlle chute ( Figure 27 ) . 4 . Lower tile rear door . Removing the Grass Bag To remove tile bag , reverse tile steps above . 10
Wet grass or leaves can cause serious injury if you slip and contact the blade . Mow only in dry conditions . Alternate the mowing direction . Tiffs helps disperse the G002592 clippilgs over the lawn for even fertilization . Figure 27 If the fi _ fished lawn appearance is unsatisfactor ) ; tr ) one Removing the Side Discharge Chute or more of the followilg : To remove tile side discharge chute , reverse the steps above . - Replace the blade or have it sharpened . Important : Lock the side discharge door after you - Walk at a slower pace wlfile mowilg . close it ( Figure 28 ) . - Raise the cuttil g height on your mower . - Cut the grass more frequend ) : - Overlap cuttil g swaths instead of cuttil g a full swath with each pass . - Set the cutting height on the front wheels one notch lower than the rear wheels . For example , set G002593 the front wheels at 2 inches ( 51 ram ) and the rear Figure 28 wheels at 2 - 3 / 8 inches ( 60 ram ) . Operating Tips Cutting Leaves â€¢ After cutting the lawn , ensure that half of the lawn General Mowing Tips shows through the cut leaf cover , x * % uma _ need to â€¢ Clear tile area of sticks , stones , wire , branches , and make more than one pass over the leaves . other debris that tile blade could hit . â€¢ If there are more than 5 inches ( 13 cm ) of leaves on the â€¢ Avoid striMng solid objects with tile blade . Never lawn , set the front cutting height one or two notches deliberately mow over an ? object . higher than the rear cutting height . â€¢ If tile mower strikes an object or starts to vibrate , â€¢ Slow down your mowing speed if the mower does not immediately stop tile engine , disconnect the wire from cut the leaves find ? enough . the spark plug , and examine the mower for damage . â€¢ For best performance , install a new blade before the cutting season begins . â€¢ Replace the blade when necessar _ with a Toro replacement blade . Cutting Grass â€¢ Cut onh about a third of the grass blade at a time . Do not cut below the 2 - inch ( 51 ram ) setting unless the grass is sparse or it is late fall when grass growdl begins to slow down . Refer to Adjusting the Cutting Height . â€¢ When cuttilg grass over 6 inches ( 15 cm ) tall , mow at the highest cutting height setting and walk slower ; then mow again at a lower setting for the best lawn appearance . If the grass is too long , the mower ma _ plug and cause the engine to sta11 . â€¢ Mow only dr ) grass or leaves . \ Vet grass and leaves tend to clmnp on the yard and can cause the mower to plug or the engine to sta11 . 11
Maintenance Note : Determine the left and right sides of the machine from the normal operating position . Recommended Maintenance Schedule ( s ) Maintenance Service Maintenance Procedure Interval After the first 2 operating â€¢ Change the engine oil . hours Check the engine oil level . Ensure that the engine stops within 3 seconds after releasing the blade control Before each use or daily bar . Clean grass clippings and dirt from under the mower . Charge the battery . Every 25 hours â€¢ Before storage â€¢ Empty the fuel tank before repairs as directed and before annual storage . Replace the air filter ( more frequently in dusty operating conditions ) . Change the engine oil . Lubricate the wheel gears . Yearly â€¢ Replace the blade or have it sharpened ( more frequently if the edge dulls quickly ) . Refer to your Engine Operator's Manual for any additional yearly maintenance procedures . Important : Refer to your Engine Operator's Manual for additional maintenance procedures . Preparing for Maintenance 1 . Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop . Tipping the mower may cause the fuel to leak . Gasoline is flammable , explosive and can cause 2 . Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug personal injury . and hook it onto the retaining post ( Figure 29 ) before performing an ) maintenance procedure . Run the engine dry or remove the gasoline with a hand pump ; never siphon . 1 Replacing the Air Filter Replace the air filter yearl ) ; replace it more frequently in dust ) . " operating conditions . G002594 1 . Refer to Preparing for Maintenance . Figure 29 1 . Spark plug retaining post 2 . Rotate the air filter cover to remove it ( Figure 30 ) . After performing the maintenance procedure ( s ) , connect the spark plug wire to the spark plug . Important : Before tipping the mower to change the oil or replace the blade , allow the fuel tank to run dry through normal usage . If you must tip the mower prior to running out of fuel , use a hand fuel _ G002595 pump to remove the fuel . Always tip the mower Figure 30 onto its side , with the air filter up . 3 . Replace the air filter . 4 . Install the cover . 12
Changing the Engine Oil Charging the Battery Change the engine oil after the first 2 operating hours ; change it yearly thereafter . Battery posts , terminals , and related accessories Run the engine a % w minutes before changing the oil to warm it . \ ' ( ; arm oil flows better and carries more contain lead and lead compounds , chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer contflnliilflnts . and reproductive harm . Wash hands after handling 1 . Re % r to Preparing for Maintenance . battery . 2 . Remove tile dipstick ( Figure 31 ) . Charge the battery for 24 hours initiall ? , then monthly ( ever ? 25 starts ) or as needed . Al \ va _ s use the charger in a sheltered area and charge tile battery at room termperamre ( 70 Â° F or 22 Â° C ) whenever possible . 1 . Connect the charger to the mower wire harness located below tile igifltion ke ? ( Figure 34 ) . G002596 Figure 31 Tip tile mower onto tile right side to drain tile used oil out through the oil fill robe ( Figure 32 ) . G002889 Figure 34 2 . Plug tile charger into a wall outlet . Note : When the battery no longer holds a charge , recycle Figure 32 or dispose of the lead - acid batter ? according to local codes . 4 . Slowly pour oil into tile oil fill tube until tile oil level reaclles tile Full line on tile dipstick ( Figure 33 ) . Do not Replacing the Fuse overfill . ( Max . fill : 20 oz . , tspe : SAE 30W detergent oil with an API service classification of SF , SG , SH , SJ , If tile batter _ does not charge or tile engine does not turn SL , or lflgher . ) with the electric starter , the fuse ma ) be blown . Replace it with a 40 - amp plug - in tspe fuse . Refer to Installing tile Fuse . Lubricating the Wheel Gears 1 . Remove the wheel bolts on the rear wheels and remove the rear wheels . 2 . Appl ? a lubricating oil to tile inner and outer sides of Figure 33 tile gear as shown in Figure 35 . 5 . Install tile dipstick secureh < Â© 6 . Dispose of tile used oil properl 3 at a local recscling center . Figure 35 3 . Install tile rear wheels . 13
Important : A bolt torqued to 60 ft - lb ( 82 N - m ) Replacing the Blade is very tight . While holding the blade with a block Important : You will need a torque wrench to install of wood , put your weight behind the ratchet or the blade properly . If you do not have a torque wrench wrench and tighten the bolt securely . This bolt is or are uncomfortable performing this procedure , very difficult to overtighten . contact an Authorized Service Dealer . Examine tile blade whenever tot ] mm out of gasoline . If tile Cleaning the Mower blade is damaged or cracked , replace it immediateh : If tile blade edge is dull or _ ficked , have it sllarpened or replace it . The mower may dislodge material from under the mower housing . The blade is sharp ; contacting the blade can result in serious personal injury . â€¢ Wear eye protection . â€¢ Stay in the operating position ( behind the Wear gloves when servicing the blade . handle ) . Disconnect tile spark plug wire from tile spark plug and â€¢ Do not allow bystanders in the area . hook it onto tile retaining post . Refer to Preparing for Maintenance . 1 . \ ' ( ' itll tile engine tutoring on a fiat paved surt ; ace , spray a stream of water in front of tile right rear wheel ( Figure 2 . Tip tl3e mower onto its side witl3 tile air filter up . 3 . [ sea block of wood to hold tile blade stead 3 ( Figure Tile water will splash into tile path of tile blade , clea _ fing 36 ) . out tile clippings . G002600 Figure 37 2 . \ Vllen no more clippings come out , stop the water and move tile mower to a drx area . 3 . Run tile engine for a few minutes to dr ) tile llousixg to prevent it from rustin & Storage Store tile mower in a cool , clean , dr ) , place . G002599 Figure 36 Preparing the Mower for 4 . Remove tile blade , saving all mounting hardware ( Figure 36 ) . Storage 5 . Install tile new blade and a11mountilg hardware ( Figure 36 ) . Important : Position the curved ends of the blade Gasoline vapors can explode . to point toward the mower housing . â€¢ Do not store gasoline more than 30 days . 6 . Use a torque wrench to tighten the blade bolt to â€¢ Do not store the mower in an enclosure near an 60 ft - lb ( 82 N - m ) . open flame . â€¢ Allow the engine to cool before storing it . 14
1 . On the last refueling of the year , add fuel stabilizer to 2 . Fold the upper handle forward as shown in Figure 39 . tile fuel as directed by tile engine manut ; acturer . | Ilrlport & llt : Route the cables to the outside of the 2 . Dispose of any mmsed fuel properl ? : Recycle it handle knobs as you fold the upper handle . according to local codes , or use it in tour automobile . Note : Old fl _ el in tile fl _ el tank is tile leading cause of } lard starting . Do not store fuel without stabilizer more than 30 days , and do not store stabilized fuel more than 90 daxs . 3 . Run the mower until the engine stops from intuiting out of ft _ el . 4 . Prime the engine and start it again . Figure 39 5 . Allow the engine to run until it stops . When you can no 3 . To unfold the handle , reverse the steps above . longer start the engine , it is sufiicientlv dry : 6 . Disconnect the wire from the spark plug and connect the wire onto the retaining post . Removing the Mower from 7 . Remove the spark plug , add 1 oz . ( 30 ml ) of oil through Storage the spark plug hole , and pull the starter rope slowh 1 . Remove the spark plug and spin the engine rapidl ? using several times to distribute oil throughout the cylinder to the starter to blow the excess oil from the c _ linder . prevent cylinder corrosion during the off - season . 2 . Install the spark plug and tighten it with a torque 8 . Loosely install the spark plug . wrench to 15 ft - lb ( 20 N - m ) . 9 . Tighten all nuts , bolts , and screws . 3 . Charge the batter _ : 10 . Charge the batter ? for 72 hours , then unplug the batter _ 4 . Connect the wire to the spark plug . charger and store the mower in an unheated area . If you must store the mower in a heated area , you must charge the batter _ ever _ 90 da _ s . Folding the Handle Folding or unfolding the handle improperly can damage the cables , causing an unsafe operating condition . â€¢ Do not damage the cables when folding or unfolding the handle . â€¢ If a cable is damaged , contact an Authorized Service Dealer . Loosen the handle knobs until you can move the upper handle fred ? ( Figure 38 ) . Figure 38 15
The Toro Total Coverage Guarantee A Two - Year Full Warranty ( Limited for Commercial Use ) 22in Recycler _ and Walk Power Mowers The Toro Starting Guarantee on GTS - 2 ( Guaranteed to Start ) Engines A Two - Year Full Warranty ( Not applicable for Commercial Use ) Conditions and Products Covered under The Toro Total Coverage Guarantee The Toro Company and its affiliate , Toro Warranty Company , pursuant to an agreement between them , jointly promise to repair any Toro Product , when used for residential purposes * , if defective in materials or workmanship or if it stops functioning due to the failure of a component . The following time periods apply from the date of original purchase : Products Warranty Period â€¢ All Products and attachments â€¢ 2 year full warranty â€¢ Batteries â€¢ 1yearfull warranty Limited Warranty for Commercial Use Toro Products used for commercial , institutional , or rental use are warranted against defects in materials or workmanship for the followin 9 time periods from the original date of purchase : Products Warranty Period All Products and attachments 45 day limited warranty This warranty covers the cost of parts and labor , but you must pay transportation costs . This warranty applies to all Toro Recycler walk power mowers and their attachments . Conditions and Products Covered Under the Toro Starting Guarantee The Toro Company and its affiliate , Toro Warranty Company , pursuant to an agreement between them , jointly guarantee that your Toro GTS - 2 Engine , when used for residential purposes * , will start on the first or second pull for two years from the date of original purchase , if you provide the routine maintenance it requires , or we will fix it free of charge . This warranty covers the cost of parts and labor , but you must pay transportation costs . This warranty applies to all Toro Recycler walk power mowers . The Toro Starting Guarantee does not apply when the product is used commercially . Use at more than one location is considered commercial use . The following applies to both the Toro Total Coverage Guarantee & the Toro Starting Guarantee : Items and Conditions Not Covered There is no other express warranty except for special emission system coverage on some products . This express warranty does not cover the following : â€¢ Cost of regular maintenance service or parts , such as filters , fuel , lubricants , oil changes , air filter , blade sharpening / worn blade on mowers , paddles / scrapers / skids on snowthrowers , cable / linkage adjustments , or brake and clutch adjustments â€¢ Any product or part which has been altered or misused and requires replacement or repair due to accidents or lack of proper maintenance â€¢ Repairs necessary due to improper battery care , electrical supply irregularities , failure to use fresh fuel ( less than one month old ) , or failure to properly prepare the unit prior to any period of non - use over one month â€¢ Pickup and delivery charges â€¢ Operational misuse , neglect , or accidents â€¢ Repairs or attempted repairs by anyone other than an Authorized Toro Service Dealer â€¢ Repairs or adjustments to correct starting difficulties due to the following : Failure to follow proper maintenance procedures Rotary mower blade striking an object ; snowthrower auger / paddles striking an object Contaminants in the fuel system Improper fuel or fuel / oil mixture ( consult your Operotor's Monual if in doubt ) Failure to drain the fuel system prior to any period of non - use over one month â€¢ Special operational conditions where starting may require more than two pulls : First time starts after extended period of non - use over one month or seasonal storage Cool temperature starts such asthose found in early spring and late autumn ( applies to rotary mowers only ) Improper starting procedures If you are having difficulty starting your unit , please check the Operotor's Manual to ensure that you are using the correct starting procedures . This can save an unnecessary visit to a Service Dealer . Owner Responsibilities You must maintain your Toro Product by following the maintenance procedures described in the Operator's Manual . Such routine maintenance , whether pertormed by a dealer or by you , is at your expense . Instructions for Obtaining Warranty Service If you think that your Toro Product contains a defect in materials or workmanship , or if a normal , able - bodied adult can no longer stalt your product's engine in one or two pulls , follow this procedure : 1 . Contact any Authorized Toro Service Dealer to arrange service at their dealership . To locate a dealer convenient to you , refer to the Yellow Pages of your telephone directory ( look under " Lawn Mowers " or " Snow Removal " ) or access our website at www . Toro . com . U . S . Customers may also call the number listed in item # 3 to use our 24 - hour Toro dealer Iocator system . 2 . Brin 9 the product and your proof of purchase ( sales receipt ) to the Service Dealer . The dealer will diagnose the problem and determine if it is to be covered under warranty . 3 . If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the Service Dealer's analysis or with the assistance provided , contact us at : Customer Care Department - Consumer , Toro Warranty Company , 8111 Lyndale Avenue South , Bloomington , MN 55420 - 1196 ; or call us toll free at 1 - 866 - 214 - 9807 ( U . S . customers ) or 1 - 866 - 214 - 9808 ( Canada ( ustomers ) . General Conditions All repairs covered by these warranties must be performed by an Authorized Toro Service Dealer using Toro approved replacement parts . Neither The Toro Company nor Toro Warranty Company is liable for indirect , incidental , or consequential damages in connection with the use of the Toro Products covered by these warrantles , including any cost or expense of provldlng substitute equipment or servlce during reasonable perlods of malfunction or non - use pendlng completion of repairs under these warranties . Some states do not allow exclusions of incidental or consequential damages , so the above exclusions and llmltatlons may not apply to you . Thls warranty glves you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . Countries Other than the United States or Canada Customers who have purchased Toro products exported from the United States or Canada should contact their Toro Distributor ( Dealer ) to obtain guarantee policies for your country , province , or state . If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your Distributor's service or have difficulty obtaining guarantee information , contact the Toro importer . If all other remedies fail , you may contact us at Toro Warranty Company . 374 - 0052 RevA * Resldentla [ purposes m _ ans use of the product on the same lot as your home Use at mor _ than one Iocatlon is considered commerda [ use , and the commercial use warranty would apply