Rated 3.5 out of 5Â by 578
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Phil Toro needs to make this right
I am updating a prior review of this lawnmower. It appears that someone at the corporate level at Toro thought they could save a few pennies per unit by removing the oil fill tube. The engine (Kohler XT675) is fabricated to have one. I have the engine manual, parts diagram and pictures to prove it. As a consequence, changing the oil on this mower results in a mess. The geometry is such, that unless you completely turn the mower upside down, and keep it level, the oil will spill onto the mower deck, and the ground below.
Something to keep in mind.
May 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by yardhippie Piece of junk
I bought the same mower and exchanged it the first day. I thought it must just be a lemon. By the time I used this mower( had heart attack) it was too late to get a refund. Mower dies, even on level driveway. It has a warranty, but in the spring that means at least a month of downtime. "Easy Start" is not easy. Takes a few pulls at least. Engine power varies. In a perfect world HD would credit me for this mower when I get a replacement. I will buy different brand, possibly from HD. This will be cheaper than going to the doctor for a bad back caused from trying to start and restart this piece of junk!
May 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by boby boby
Good Size & Weight Powerful Light Weight Small Turn Radius Mulches Well
August 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by SickOfProblems Terrible
Bought this mower in August 2013 and used it 4 times. Tried a 5th time but it wouldn't start. Figured it was the end of the season anyway and I'd worry about it later. The grass wasn't that bad. So now it is April and it won't start. Customer service didn't help anything. They have me a phone number of somewhere to take it and the number was disconnected. So much for the "guarantee". I've never seen issues with any other lawn mower even with leaving gas in the tank over the winter. I would have drained it had I been able to start it! Toro had been a good brand from what I know, but clearly they have started going downhill. Definitely will be buying a different brand from now on. I hear Craftsman is reliable.
April 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Marie Getting Your Toro Started Again
I ran into the same problem as a lot of folks on here: I left fuel in the tank over the winter, and come spring, I couldn't get my mower started. Here's how I got it working again without taking it to be repaired:
1. Change spark plugs.
2. Change oil
I don't know if the above steps did much, but they can't hurt. What did work:
3. I emptied out the old gas and drained the tank as well as i could (just by tipping the mower on its side). I mixed 1oz of fuel stabilizer with 1gal of gas and sloshed it around to get it mixed in well. I filled the tank back up and pulled the starter cord maybe 15 times without success.
I figured I'd have to take it in for repair, and I left the mower overnight. Before I started calling around for repair pricing, I gave it one more shot. I pulled the cord and it started up immediately.
Before you take your mower in for repairs, I'd suggest using plenty of fuel stabilizer in a fresh tank of fuel, and then leave it overnight. It seems like the fuel stabilizer went to work overnight and got things back in shape. The bottle of fuel stabilizer says that 1 oz can treat up to 2.5 gallons of gas, so maybe using as much as I did helped as well.
I don't know if this will work for everyone, but it did for me. Hopefully some of you can avoid a costly repair job on a mediocre mower by trying these steps.
May 2, 2014