Rated 3.4 out of 5Â by 707
Rated 1 out of 5Â by ptrimm3 Buyer Beware
I loved my old Toro Recycler. It lasted 10 years without any problems. I cannot say the same for the newer Recycler. Started having problems with this one after 2 yrs. I've had it in the shop multiple times & continue to have problems starting the darn thing. What happened to the quality?! I'm going to part ways with this company today & pay a little more for a Honda. I understand that we all want to save money & this use to be a great deal for the price, but I would steer clear of the Toro Recycler for now, because after you've had it in the shop multiple times, you've basically paid $700-$800 for a lawn mower that lacks durability.
April 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by SayNOtoToro Quit after one season
I purchased this lawn mower at the end of the summer in 2013 and it ran well the first few times I used it. After storing it properly and pulling it out in the Spring of 2014 it wouldn't run properly. I took it to the Toro dealer where they cleaned the carburetor and blamed it on dirty fuel (even though I used the recommended fuel stabilizer and removed the fuel when storing it). After cleaning the carb, it still wouldn't run properly. I took it back to the dealer, but they were unable to figure out what was wrong with it.
So now I am stuck with a lawn mower that isn't "guaranteed to start" and even when it does start it won't run more than 20-30 minutes before shutting off. Somehow this issue isn't covered by the warranty or any of Toro's "guarantees".
Before purchasing this product I would recommend researching this issue elsewhere. It seems that this mower works great the first couple of months and then it's all downhill. Toro has received many complaints about this through the Better Business Bureau and their stock answer seems to be that the issue is due to bad fuel. Bad fuel is not covered by their warranty.
I imagine many of those reviewers giving this mower 5 stars will probably be coming back this spring to amend their reviews.
September 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Jess not so easy start
When a product is advertised as "guaranteed to start" then it really should start! I bought my first house and I wanted to buy a new, reliable mower that will last. THIS IS NOT IT.... it had trouble starting 6 months after I bought it and now it's been almost a year and it is in the shop. I'm really hoping it's covered under warranty but I'm willing to bet that it's somehow fuel related and won't be covered. I've only used regular gas, and that should be just fine in this mower. The shop guy didn't make it sound very promising. If regular gasoline isn't good enough for this mower then Toro needs to come up with a better engine or advertise an awesome gas additive to use.
September 25, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by maikerum I would like to give two stars, but can't justify it.
I usually don't trust one star reviews, so I try not to write them, but I just can't justify 2 stars for this mower. Year and a half old, and have had to have it serviced 3 times so far for not starting. Carburetor is a very poor design, and I also hate the autochoke. Using new fuel, and fuel stabilizer, and after taking apart and cleaning the carburetor, it still goes dead after about two seconds. 10% ethanol fuel is all that is available, and these mowers say don't use with more than 10% ethanol fuel, so it should work, but it does not.
April 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by PCNerd Walk Away NOW!!!
I bought this mower last year and in it's second year it doesn't want to start. After finally getting it started, the mulcher doesn't work and the bag wont catch. I HATE I bought this, I'm getting another Craftsman. I had owned my Craftsman for almost 20 years before someone stole it.
April 21, 2013