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Hot!Tipped Mower on Side with Fuel in Tank

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2015/12/17 16:10:29 (permalink)
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Tipped Mower on Side with Fuel in Tank

My Toro Lawn Mower,model 20017, was on its side for two days with fuel in its tank. Now it want start. The starter cable almost jerked my arm off when I try to start. What should be done now.
Robert J (Jack) Gregory

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    CrazyBracken
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    Re: Best Fuel Stabilizer? 2015/12/17 16:17:44 (permalink)
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    Try to pull the spark plug out and pull the cord a few times. Put a rag over the plug hole there may be fluids in the cylinder.
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    Re: Best Fuel Stabilizer? 2016/04/08 11:56:55 (permalink)
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    In addition to what CrazyBracken said check if you have any gas in the oil If it's a 4 Cycle. 
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    Re: Best Fuel Stabilizer? 2017/03/23 15:44:29 (permalink)
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    Agreed, I had a pressure washer with bad needle in carb. Cylinder filled with gas an made me think engine was siezed. Pulled plug and pulled starter rope and shot gas across my garage.
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    Re: Best Fuel Stabilizer? 2017/03/23 19:59:39 (permalink)
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    Make sure there is no spark when doing that.
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    Re: Best Fuel Stabilizer? 2017/03/24 09:21:08 (permalink)
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    Roy makes a very good point. Last year a young man from my area was trying to diagnose tiller. While checking for spark, cylinder full of gas, it sprayed on him and caught fire.
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