Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 1657
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mehhh Awesome...when it starts =( Instructions for fix included.
I've owned 1 yr since last spring. 1st year: flawless. Self-propel makes inclines easy, really steep ones take about the effort of pushing it yourself on flat ground (not bad at all, imo).
Followed storage directions and ran it out of gas before winter storage. Bust it out this spring - sputter start and dies after couple seconds (but at least it's getting spark from the plug). Guaranteed to Start sticker is ironic.
New gas, no spark issue, clean filter...carburetor is likely culprit. Spray carb cleaner into carb, no difference. I'm stuck.
To the interwebs, discover there's a bowl under the carb that pools gas and has a float in it - pic attached. Metal bowl is on the right, have to unbolt the filter housing to access and it's just the bottom bolt to remove (not sure why angled one is there). Probably housed last year's gas despite running it dry.
Unbolt the bowl, empty gas, spray bowl and top of float with carb cleaner. 1st pull, sputters longer before dying. 2nd & 3rd pull, sputters progressively longer. 4th pull it runs at a limp, after about 45 seconds of rough idling it sounds normal!
Mowed without issue. Couple days later starts up first pull, so at least I don't have a constant problem...yet. Still took twice as long as mowing just to troubleshoot, shot my entire day.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AkiNa Excellent function in Toro Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
Honestly speaking I did not intend to buy a new mower. My cardiac surgeon strongly advised me Not to raise blood pressure due to my Aortic Aneurysm and I replaced a pushing mower with a self-propelled one. Per the pushing one, it was a pretty hard work for me to drive and I was obliged to gasp for breath because my yard was steep more or less. Now it's just a walk, became very easier work accompanied with the self-propelled. I regret I was using a pushing mower for a long time.
Not only the easier work, but also I found two more excellent aspects with the new equipment. (see yellow circles in pic.#1 & #2) Adjusting a blade height was a tough work for the old equipment. All might of two arms were requested to handle a lever to change the height. Surprisingly the new Toro machine requests only one arm, actually not the arm, but just fingers are enough to do the lever. It takes only a few seconds for each lever shown in a yellow circle. That’s it. It makes me keep desired grass length very easier, not too short or too long.
Secondary, hanging a bag is very easy, much easier compared to the old equipment. (see purple circles in pic. #1 & #3) Besides the shape of the hanger makes me very easier when the heavy bag is taken out of the hanger. The precise hooking the bag onto a small steel bar which was indispensable in the old equipment is no longer requested.
Taken together, three excellent aspects are there in Toro Self-Propelled Lawn Mower.
1. Easy work to mow like a walk
2. Easy adjustment of blade height
3. Easy hanging a bag
September 2, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jimmy Do Not Buy
The absolute worst piece of equipment I have ever owned. It never starts first time and sometimes doesn't start at all. Both Home Depot and Toro claim this is because of dust and gas quality (too much ethanol) but I use my mower with gas that is available in the market and dust...well this is an outdoor lawn mower, correct?
February 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NET04 The Right Choice
Great price and great product. Easy to assemble and great speed. I love how you can adjust the height on both the front and back wheels. I highly recommend this model.
July 2, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jimmyb do not buy!
sucks dirt into carb. needs an upgraded air filter that does not come with mower. has plastic parts under mower that broke on first use. has a auto throttle that will need to be adjusted but is not adjustable so you will have to bend the spring to the speed you want. says guaranteed to start but would not start on second use until spring was adjusted.
June 19, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by alex worst mower ever
Had this mower for 3 years now and have spent as much on repairs as I have in the mower. Call toro and they said it is the carburator needs cleaning. So I thought since it was guarantee to start that this would be covered. Not covered because they said it needed a tune up. Tune ups aren't covered. I've used the right fuel and stablizer they (toro)said to use. I can't keep taking it back to the shop ever 3 to 4 months for repair. Just got it back from the shop again and mowed with it and it cut off while I was mowing and won't start. NEVER EVER BUY A KOLER ENGINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michael Toro Mower
This is my second Toro Mower. The mower does an excellent job mulching. I like the added hose connection to clean underside. It starts very easy. One pull and you do. Not even have to pull it very hard. The only bad thing I can say about it, is despite more horsepower they provided a smaller grass catching bag. I am mulching more, so it turns out to be a small issue for me. In the spring, it might be a problem. Overall a very good mower and I got a military discount! I would buy this product again
June 24, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sarty Not a good product
Yup, I had the same problems as everyone else on this site. It wouldn't start, the handle fell off, and it wouldn't start. The only good thing about it is that Home Depot was very good about taking it back. They swapped it out for me twice. The third one I returned when it didn't start they gave me a store credit because I refused another one. I should mention that they started when I took them out of the box. It took three or four mowings before they wouldn't start again. The store manager said that there was a problem getting the fuel to the starter.
March 27, 2015