How to Troubleshoot a Toro 20332


The Toro 20332 is a rotary blade, walk behind mower. It is designed primarily for cutting grass on well maintained lawns on residential properties, according to Toro. As with all mowers, problems can occur. Some may require the attention of a trained mechanic, but some common problems have simple solutions, and it is always worth troubleshooting the mower yourself before making a potentially expensive service call.

Things You'll Need

  • Fuel hand pump
  • Empty gas container
  • Gas
  • Screwdriver

Stale Gas

  • Grasp the spark plug connector and pull to disconnect it from the spark plug. Never pull the wire itself.

  • Unscrew the gas tank cap.

  • Use a fuel hand pump to drain the old gas.

  • Pour in fresh gas.

  • Hold the blade control bar against the handle.

  • Pull the recoil to start the engine.

Dirty Air Filter

Worn or Dirty Spark Plugs

  • Grasp the spark plug connector and pull it to disconnect the spark plug.

  • Remove the spark plug with a ratchet wrench and 5/8-inch spark plug socket.

  • Put in a new spark plug using the wrench.

  • Push the spark plug connector onto the spark plug.

Tips & Warnings

  • Clean the mower regularly.
  • Run the mower until it runs out of fuel before lengthy storage periods.
  • Disconnect the spark plug before changing gas or attempting any maintenance.
  • Dispose of unused fuel using a suitable container and following all local regulations.

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