TORO LawnMower - Fuel Leak

I have a recent Toro 6HP (B&S) Recycler Lawn Mower (push) and I thnk the fuel tank is leaking. It seems to be leaking from what looks like a drain or vent from the rear (back side of the tank - top).(the drain looks more like a nipple of some sort - plastic and part of the tank mould) I'm not sure if this nipple like drain is supposed to have a tube attached or not (never noticed) Any ideas ??????
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I have a recent Toro 6HP (B&S) Recycler Lawn Mower (push) and I thnk the fuel tank is leaking. It seems to be leaking from what looks like a drain or vent from the rear (back side of the tank - top).(the drain looks more like a nipple of some sort - plastic and part of the tank mould) I'm not sure if this nipple like drain is supposed to have a tube attached or not (never noticed) Any ideas ??????
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Drop,
If by "recent" Toro you mean still under warranty then get it fixed. As fuel is drawn from a gas tank air must enter or a vacuum results. There is often a reed valve located on the tank cap or on the tank wall to let air in. These valves can succumb to rot and are fairly cheap.
Dave M.
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Thanks, I never thought of that!!
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Does your Toro engine "knock" under load? I have a Recycler also..not 10 hrs. old and it knocks. I have always bought used B&S, and they ran for years. Dealer had it for 2 weeks, and did nothing. I took it in March so that I wouldn't load him, The first oil change had a silvery color to it.also showed it to the dealer. Don't worry , he said it under warrenty! Use it!

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Last year a casting broke when I was taking the blade off and I had to replace the mower; couldn't see buying a new $25 casting. The new Yardman I got for $150 (with front wheel drive) is a pleasure to use. It cuts so much better then the recycler ever did. The broken casting was a gift. (It is also much noisier, but you can't have everything in a cheap mower...)
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dropandstop:

Sounds like the fuel line fell off. Look for a loose fuel line and reconnect it.
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Mac Cool

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