I have a Toro Super Recycler with the B&S 6hp GTS5 engine that I have
seen discussed here before. My problem is not starting the engine,
rather stopping it. Mine is the push model and when I let go of the
handle, the engine and more seriously, the blade, continue to run. If
I reach down to the right side and "squeeze" the linkage together, I
can kill the engine.
I have removed and lubed the cable but that is not the problem as there
is no tension at all when the handle is released. Is there some
limiter screw I neeed to adjust to get this engine killed?
On 26 Mar 2006 18:37:09 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
No, but if you look at the whole thing, you may figure it out.
You could make something like they used to have, a piece of metal that
shorted out the sparkplug. It would stop then. I think they had some
that just touched the top of the plug, but I also think there is a way
to short out the primary of the coil. Forget the details. This is
what I've been planning to do for the one in the next paragraph.
I have one that I can stop by turning it up so that the right two
wheels go off the ground. Fortunately there's never anyone around
when I mow my lawn, and I suppose if there were, nothing would fly off
and hit anyone (beause the blade is no longer close to the earth.
It's spinning like a fan), but I can see him not liking it.
Once in high school, I turned the engine off (which was just past the
lowest speed on the throttle) and headed in to get some water to
drink. I heard a noise and turned back and the mower was half way to
the street. It wasn't a really busy street, and drivers should have
been looking at the road, so it probably would have made it to the
ditch on the other side, and gotten stuck there. If not, there was a
thick row of bushes to stop it. But I caught it before then.
. Part No. 923 has two
ears, one attached to the brake handle cable the other is spring
tensioned. When I release the brake handle the cable definitely
slackens and releases it's ear sufficiently, but I have to reach down
and manually squeeze these two ears together to kill the engine. Must
be something obstructing the opposite side of the ear inside the engine.
When you release the handle on a push mower, two things are supposed to
happen. (1) The ign. wire is purposely shorted out and the motor dies. (2)
The brake on the flywheel is applied.
My experience has shown that changes to adjustments, very rarely occur all
of a sudden, rather the are the result of someone changing the settings. The
most likely culprit is the mechanism at the end of you cable that is
supposed to do both of the above. Check to see that there is no rust or
corrosion on the flywheel brake and that the shut-off switch is closing all
the way when the handle is released. The contacts of the shut-off switch
should also be cleaned to insure good connection.
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