Form No. 3363-863 Rev B
22in Recycler® Lawn Mower
Model No. 20332—Serial No. 310000001 and Up
Model No. 20332C—Serial No. 310000001 and Up
Model No. 20334—Serial No. 310000001 and Up
Model No. 20334C—Serial No. 310000001 and Up
Model No. 20352—Serial No. 310000001 and Up
Operator's Manual
Replacement parts are available from an Authorized Service Dealer or at www.shoptoro.com.
Introduction
This rotary-blade, walk-behind lawn mower is
intended to be used by residential homeowners.
It is designed primarily for cutting grass on
well-maintained lawns on residential properties. It
is not designed for cutting brush or for agricultural
uses.
Read this information carefully to learn how to operate
and maintain your product properly and to avoid injury
and product damage. You are responsible for operating
the product properly and safely.
Write the product model and serial numbers in the space
below:
Model No.
Serial No.
This manual identifies potential hazards and has
safety messages identified by the safety alert symbol
(Figure 2), which signals a hazard that may cause serious
injury or death if you do not follow the recommended
precautions.
You may contact Toro directly at www.Toro.com for
product and accessory information, help finding a
dealer, or to register your product.
Whenever you need service, genuine Toro parts, or
additional information, contact an Authorized Service
Dealer or Toro Customer Service and have the model
and serial numbers of your product ready. Figure 1
identifies the location of the model and serial numbers
on the product.
Figure 2
1. Safety alert symbol
This manual uses 2 words to highlight information.
Important calls attention to special mechanical
information and Note emphasizes general information
worthy of special attention.
WARNING
CALIFORNIA
Proposition 65 Warning
The engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects,
or other reproductive harm.
Figure 1
1. Model and serial number plate
© 2010—The Toro® Company
8111 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55420
Important: This engine is not equipped with a
spark arrester muffler. It is a violation of California
Public Resource Code Section 4442 to use or operate
the engine on any forest-covered, brush-covered, or
Register at www.Toro.com.
Original Instructions (EN)
Printed in the USA
All Rights Reserved
grass-covered land. Other states or federal areas
may have similar laws.
• Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before
operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
This spark ignition system complies with Canadian
ICES-002.
• Do not operate machine barefooted or while wearing
sandals. Always wear substantial footwear.
The enclosed Engine Owner’s Manual is supplied
for information regarding the US Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) and the California
Emission Control Regulation of emission systems,
maintenance, and warranty. Replacements may be
ordered through the engine manufacturer.
• Do not pull machine backward unless absolutely
necessary. Always look down and behind before and
while moving backward.
• Never direct discharged material toward anyone.
Avoid discharging material against a wall or
obstruction. Material may ricochet back toward
the operator. Stop the blade when crossing gravel
surfaces.
For models with stated engine horsepower, the gross
horsepower of the engine was laboratory rated by the
engine manufacturer in accordance with SAE J1940.
As configured to meet safety, emission, and operating
requirements, the actual engine horsepower on this class
of lawn mower will be significantly lower.
• Do not operate machine without the entire grass
catcher, discharge guard, rear guard, or other safety
protective devices in place and working.
• Never leave a running machine unattended.
• Stop the engine and wait until the blade comes
to a complete stop before cleaning the machine,
removing grass catcher, or unclogging the discharge
guard.
Safety
This lawn mower meets or exceeds the CPSC blade
safety requirements for walk-behind rotary lawn mowers
and the B71.1 specifications of the American National
Standards Institute in effect at the time of production.
• Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate machine while under the influence
of alcohol or drugs.
Read and understand the contents of this manual
before you start the engine.
• Never operate mower in wet grass. Always be sure
of your footing; walk; never run.
The safety alert symbol (Figure 2) is used to alert you
to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety
messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury
or death. Improperly using or maintaining this mower
could result in injury or death. To reduce this potential,
comply with the following safety instructions.
• Disengage the drive system, if so equipped, before
starting the engine.
• If the machine should start to vibrate abnormally,
stop the engine and check for the cause immediately.
Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.
The following instructions have been adapted from the
ANSI/OPEI standard B71.1-2003.
• Always wear eye protection when operating machine.
• See manufacturer’s instructions for proper operation
and installation of accessories. Only use accessories
approved by the manufacturer.
This cutting machine can amputate hands and feet
and throw objects. Failure to observe the following
safety instructions could result in serious injury or
death.
Slope Operation
General Operation
Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall accidents,
which can result in severe injury. Operation on all slopes
require extra caution. If you feel uneasy on a slope, do
not mow it.
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual(s) before starting.
• Do not put hands or feet near or under the machine.
Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with
the instructions, to operate this machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks, wire, toys,
etc., which could be thrown by the blade. Stay
behind the handle when the engine is running.
• Mow across the face of slopes; never up and down.
Exercise extreme caution when changing direction
on slopes.
• Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden
objects. Uneven terrain could cause a slip and fall
accident. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
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• Do not mow on wet grass or excessively steep slopes.
Poor footing could cause a slip and fall accident.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. You could lose your footing or
balance.
• If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
• Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas cap and tighten
securely.
WARNING
Children
Exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless,
deadly poison that can kill you.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to
the presence of children. Children are often attracted to
the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume
that children will remain where you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area and under
the watchful care of a responsible adult other than
the operator.
• Be alert and turn mower off if a child enters the area.
• Never allow children to operate the machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees, or other objects that may block your
view of a child.
Do not run the engine indoors or in an enclosed
area.
General Service
• Never operate machine in a closed area.
• Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment
is in safe working condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices. Check their
proper operation regularly.
Service
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris
build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage and remove
any fuel-soaked debris. Allow machine to cool
before storing.
Safe Handling of Gasoline
• If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the
machine. Repair, if necessary, before starting.
To avoid personal injury or property damage, use
extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is
extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive.
• Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other
sources of ignition.
• Use only an approved gasoline container.
• Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine
running. Allow engine to cool before refueling.
• Never refuel the machine indoors.
• Never store the machine or fuel container where
there is an open flame, spark, or pilot light such as
on a water heater or on other appliances.
• Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck
or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place
containers on the ground away from your vehicle
before filling.
• Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck
or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not
possible, then refuel such equipment with a portable
container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser
nozzle.
• Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel
tank or container opening at all times until fueling is
complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
• Never make any adjustments or repairs with the
engine running. Disconnect the spark plug wire
and ground against engine to prevent unintended
starting.
• Check grass catcher components and the discharge
guard frequently and replace with manufacturer’s
recommended parts, when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear
gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
• Do not change the engine governor setting or
overspeed the engine.
• Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
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Safety and Instructional Decals
Important: Safety and instruction decals are located near areas of potential danger. Replace damaged
decals.
Manufacturer’s Mark
1. Indicates the blade is identified as a part from the original
machine manufacturer.
94-8072
104-7953
Electric-start model only
1. Warning—read the Operator’s Manual for information on charging the battery; contains lead; do not discard.
2. Read the Operator’s Manual.
114-7982
112-8867
1. Lock
1. Warning—read the Operator’s Manual.
2. Thrown object hazard—keep bystanders a safe distance
from the machine.
3. Cutting/dismemberment hazard of hand or foot, mower
blade—remove the ignition key and read the instructions
before servicing or performing maintenance.
4. Cutting/dismemberment hazard of hand or foot, mower
blade—stay away from moving parts.
5. Cutting/dismemberment hazard of hand or foot, mower
blade—do not operate up and down slopes; operate side to
side on slopes; stop the engine before leaving the operating
position; and look behind you when backing up.
2. Unlock
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Setup
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Important: Remove and discard the protective
plastic sheet that covers the engine.
Filling the Engine with Oil
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No Parts Required
Installing the Handle
Procedure
No Parts Required
Important: Your mower does not come with oil
in the engine, but it does come with a bottle of oil.
Before starting the engine, fill the engine with oil.
Procedure
Max. fill: 20 oz. (0.59 l), type: SAE 30 detergent oil
with an API service classification of SF, SG, SH, SJ, SL,
or higher.
WARNING
Folding or unfolding the handle improperly can
damage the cables, causing an unsafe operating
condition.
• Do not damage the cables when folding or
unfolding the handle.
• If a cable is damaged, contact an Authorized
Service Dealer.
Note: When the crankcase is empty, pour about 3/4 of
the crankcase capacity of oil in the crankcase, then do
the following:
1. Move the mower to a level surface.
2. Remove the dipstick by rotating the cap
counterclockwise and pulling it out (Figure 4).
1. Remove the handle knobs from the mower housing
(Figure 3).
Important: Route the cables to the outside of
the handle knobs as you install the handle.
Figure 4
1. Dipstick
3. Wipe the dipstick clean with a clean cloth.
4. Insert the dipstick fully into the oil fill tube, then
remove the dipstick.
5. Read the oil level on the dipstick.
Figure 3
Note: If the oil level is below the Add mark on the
dipstick, slowly pour a small amount of oil into the
oil fill tube and repeat steps 3 through 5 until the oil
level is at the Full mark on the dipstick (Figure 4).
2. Move the handle to the operating position.
3. Install and tighten the handle knobs that you
removed in step 1 (Figure 3).
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Product Overview
Important: Do not overfill the crankcase with
oil and run the engine. Drain the excess oil until
the oil level on the dipstick reads Full.
6. Install the dipstick into the oil fill tube securely.
Important: Change the engine oil after the first
5 operating hours; change it yearly thereafter.
Refer to Changing the Engine Oil.
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Charging the Battery
No Parts Required
Figure 5
Procedure
1. Handle
2. Blade control bar
3. Ignition key (electric-start
models only)
4. Fuel tank cap
5. Oil fill/dipstick
6. Washout port (not shown)
7. Spark plug
Electric-start models only
Refer to Charging the Battery in the Maintenance
section.
8. Cutting height lever (4)
9. Air filter
10. Side-discharge deflector
11. Bag-on-demand lever
12. Handle knob (2)
13. Recoil start handle
Figure 6
1. Grass bag
2. Side discharge chute
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3. Battery charger
(electric-start models
only)
Checking the Engine Oil Level
Operation
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
Filling the Fuel Tank
Note: Max. fill: 20 oz. (0.59 l), type: SAE 30 detergent
oil with an API service classification of SF, SG, SH, SJ,
SL, or higher.
1. Move the mower to a level surface.
2. Remove the dipstick (Figure 8).
DANGER
Gasoline is extremely flammable and explosive. A
fire or explosion from gasoline can burn you and
others.
• To prevent a static charge from igniting the
gasoline, place the container and/or mower
directly on the ground before filling, not in a
vehicle or on an object.
• Fill the tank outdoors when the engine is cold.
Wipe up spills.
• Do not handle gasoline when smoking or around
an open flame or sparks.
• Store gasoline in an approved fuel container, out
of the reach of children.
Fill the fuel tank with fresh unleaded regular gasoline
from a major name-brand service station (Figure 7).
Figure 8
Note: Never use methanol, gasoline containing
methanol, or gasohol containing more than 10% ethanol
because the fuel system could be damaged. Do not mix
oil with gasoline.
1. Dipstick
3. Wipe the dipstick clean with a clean cloth.
4. Insert the dipstick fully into the oil fill tube, then
remove the dipstick.
5. Read the oil level on the dipstick.
Important: To reduce starting problems, add
fuel stabilizer to the fuel all season, mixing it with
gasoline less than 30 days old.
Note: If the oil level is below the Add mark on the
dipstick, slowly pour a small amount of oil into the
oil fill tube and repeat steps 3 through 5 until the oil
level is at the Full mark on the dipstick (Figure 8).
Important: Do not overfill the crankcase with
oil and run the engine. Drain the excess oil until
the oil level on the dipstick reads Full.
6. Install the dipstick into the oil fill tube securely.
Adjusting the Cutting Height
WARNING
Adjusting the cutting height may bring you into
contact with the moving blade, causing serious
injury.
• Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts
to stop.
• Do not put your fingers under the housing when
adjusting the cutting height.
Figure 7
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Starting the Engine
CAUTION
If the engine has been running, the muffler will be
hot and can severely burn you. Keep away from the
hot muffler.
1. Hold the blade control bar against the handle
(Figure 10).
Adjust the cutting height as desired. Set the front wheels
to the same height as the rear wheels (Figure 9).
Note: To raise the mower, move the front cutting
height levers rearward and the rear cutting height levers
forward. To lower the mower, move the front cutting
height levers forward and the rear cutting height levers
rearward.
Figure 10
1. Blade control bar
2. Turn the ignition key (Figure 11) (electric-start
models only) or pull the recoil start handle
(Figure 12).
Note: When you pull the recoil start handle, pull it
lightly until you feel resistance, then pull it sharply
(Figure 12). Allow the rope to return to the handle
slowly.
Figure 9
1. Raise the mower
2. Lower the mower
Note: The cutting height settings are 1 inch (25 mm);
1-3/8 inches (35 mm); 1-3/4 inches (44 mm); 2-1/8
inches (54 mm); 2-1/2 inches (64 mm); 2-7/8 inches (73
mm); 3-1/4 inches (83 mm); 3-5/8 inches (92 mm); and
4 inches (102 mm).
Figure 11
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Stopping the Engine
To stop the engine, release the blade control bar.
Note: Remove the ignition key when you leave the
mower (electric-start models only).
Important: When you release the blade control
bar, both the engine and blade should stop within
3 seconds. If they do not stop properly, stop using
your mower immediately and contact an Authorized
Service Dealer.
Figure 12
Recycling the Clippings
Note: If the mower does not start after several
attempts, contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
Your mower comes from the factory ready to recycle the
grass and leaf clippings back into the lawn.
Using the Self-propel Drive
If the grass bag is on the mower and the bag-on-demand
lever is in the bagging position, move the lever
to the recycling position (refer to Operating the
Bag-on-Demand Lever) before recycling the clippings.
If the side-discharge chute is on the mower, remove it
(refer to Removing the Side Discharge Chute) before
recycling the clippings.
To operate the self-propel drive, simply walk with your
hands on the upper handle and your elbows at your
sides, and the mower will automatically keep pace with
you (Figure 13).
Bagging the Clippings
Use the grass bag when you want to collect grass and
leaf clippings from the lawn.
WARNING
A worn grass bag could allow small stones and
other similar debris to be thrown in the operator’s or
bystander’s direction and result in serious personal
injury or death to the operator or bystanders.
Figure 13
Check the grass bag frequently. If it is damaged,
install a new Toro replacement bag.
Note: If the mower does not freely roll backward
after self-propelling, stop walking, hold your hands in
place, and allow the mower to roll a couple of inches
(centimeters) forward to disengage the wheel drive. You
can also try reaching just under the personal pace handle
to the metal handle and push the mower forward a
couple of inches (centimeters). If the mower still does
not roll backward easily, contact an Authorized Service
Dealer.
If the side discharge chute is on the mower, remove it
(refer to Removing the Side Discharge Chute) before
bagging the clippings. If the bag-on-demand lever is in
the recycling position, move it to the bagging position
(refer to Operating the Bag-on-Demand Lever).
WARNING
The blade is sharp; contacting the blade can result
in serious personal injury.
Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop
before leaving the operating position.
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Installing the Grass Bag
Operating the Bag-on-Demand Lever
1. Raise and hold up the rear deflector (Figure 14).
The bag-on-demand feature allows you to either collect
or recycle grass and leaf clippings while the grass bag
is attached to the mower.
• For bagging the grass and leaf clippings, press the
button on the bag-on-demand lever and move the
lever forward until the button on the lever pops up
(Figure 15).
Figure 15
1. Bag-on-demand lever (in bagging position)
• For recycling the grass and leaf clippings, press the
button on the lever and move the lever rearward
until the button on the lever pops up.
Important: For proper operation, remove any grass
clippings and debris from the bag-on-demand door
and the surrounding opening (Figure 16) before you
move the bag-on-demand lever from one position
to another.
WARNING
The blade is sharp; contacting the blade can result
in serious personal injury. Also, an open rear
discharge area could allow small stones and other
similar debris to be thrown in the operator’s or
bystander’s direction and result in serious personal
injury or death to the operator or bystanders.
Figure 14
1. Notches
2. Rear deflector
3. Grass bag pin (2)
Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to
stop before cleaning the bag-on-demand door and
the surrounding opening.
2. Install the grass bag, ensuring that the pins on the
bag rest in the notches on the handle (Figure 14).
3. Lower the rear deflector.
Removing the Grass Bag
To remove the bag, reverse the steps above.
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Installing the Side Discharge Chute
Lift up the side deflector and install the side discharge
chute (Figure 17).
Figure 16
1. Clean here
Side-discharging the Clippings
Use the side discharge for cutting very tall grass.
If the grass bag is on the mower and the bag-on-demand
lever is in the bagging position, move the lever
to the recycling position (refer to Operating the
Bag-on-Demand Lever).
WARNING
The blade is sharp; contacting the blade can result
in serious personal injury.
Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop
before leaving the operating position.
Figure 17
Removing the Side Discharge Chute
To remove the side discharge chute, lift up the side
deflector, remove the side discharge chute, and lower
the side discharge deflector.
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Operating Tips
– Overlap cutting swaths instead of cutting a full
swath with each pass.
General Mowing Tips
– Set the cutting height on the front wheels one
notch lower than the rear wheels. For example,
set the front wheels at 2-1/8-inch (54 mm) and
the rear wheels at 2-1/2 inches (64 mm).
• Clear the area of sticks, stones, wire, branches, and
other debris that the blade could hit.
• Avoid striking solid objects with the blade. Never
deliberately mow over any object.
Cutting Leaves
• If the mower strikes an object or starts to vibrate,
immediately stop the engine, disconnect the wire
from the spark plug, and examine the mower for
damage.
• After cutting the lawn, ensure that half of the lawn
shows through the cut leaf cover. You may need to
make more than one pass over the leaves.
• For best performance, install a new blade before the
cutting season begins.
• If there are more than 5 inches (13 cm) of leaves
on the lawn, set the front cutting height one or two
notches higher than the rear cutting height.
• Replace the blade when necessary with a Toro
replacement blade.
• Slow down your mowing speed if the mower does
not cut the leaves finely enough.
Cutting Grass
• Cut only about a third of the grass blade at a time.
Do not cut below the 2-1/8-inch (54 mm) setting
unless the grass is sparse or it is late fall when grass
growth begins to slow down. Refer to Adjusting the
Cutting Height.
• When cutting grass over 6 inches (15 cm) tall, mow
at the highest cutting height setting and walk slower;
then mow again at a lower setting for the best lawn
appearance. If the grass is too long, the mower may
plug and cause the engine to stall.
• Mow only dry grass or leaves. Wet grass and leaves
tend to clump on the yard and can cause the mower
to plug or the engine to stall.
WARNING
Wet grass or leaves can cause serious injury if
you slip and contact the blade. Mow only in dry
conditions.
• Be aware of a potential fire hazard in very dry
conditions, follow all local fire warnings, and keep
the mower free of dry grass and leaf debris.
• Alternate the mowing direction. This helps disperse
the clippings over the lawn for even fertilization.
• If the finished lawn appearance is unsatisfactory, try
one or more of the following:
– Replace the blade or have it sharpened.
– Walk at a slower pace while mowing.
– Raise the cutting height on your mower.
– Cut the grass more frequently.
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Maintenance
Note: Determine the left and right sides of the machine from the normal operating position.
Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s)
Maintenance Service
Interval
Maintenance Procedure
After the first 5 hours
• Change the engine oil.
Before each use or daily
• Check the engine oil level.
• Ensure that the engine stops within 3 seconds after releasing the blade control bar.
• Clean grass clippings and dirt from under the mower.
Every 25 hours
• Replace the air filter; replace it more frequently in dusty operating conditions.
• Charge the battery for 24 hours (electric-start models only).
Before storage
• Empty the fuel tank before repairs as directed and before annual storage.
Yearly
• Change the engine oil.
• Replace the blade or have it sharpened (more frequently if the edge dulls quickly).
• Clean the air cooling system; clean it more frequently in dusty operating conditions.
Refer to your engine operator’s manual.
• Refer to your engine operator’s manual for any additional yearly maintenance
procedures.
Important: Refer to your engine operator’s manual for additional maintenance procedures.
Note: Replacement parts are available from an Authorized Service Dealer (go to www.toro.com to find the nearest
dealer) or at www.shoptoro.com.
Preparing for Maintenance
tip the mower prior to running out of fuel, use a
hand fuel pump to remove the fuel. Always tip
the mower onto its side, with the air filter up.
1. Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
2. Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug
(Figure 18) before performing any maintenance
procedure.
WARNING
Tipping the mower may cause the fuel to leak.
Gasoline is flammable, explosive and can cause
personal injury.
Run the engine dry or remove the gasoline with
a hand pump; never siphon.
Replacing the Air Filter
Service Interval: Every 25 hours
1. Use a screw driver to open the air filter cover
(Figure 19).
Figure 18
3. After performing the maintenance procedure(s),
connect the spark plug wire to the spark plug.
Important: Before tipping the mower to change
the oil or replace the blade, allow the fuel tank
to run dry through normal usage. If you must
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Figure 19
2. Replace the air filter (Figure 20).
Figure 21
1. Dipstick
4. Tip the mower onto its side with the air filter up
to drain the used oil out through the oil fill tube
(Figure 22).
Figure 20
3. Install the cover.
Changing the Engine Oil
Service Interval: After the first 5 hours
Yearly
Figure 22
Run the engine a few minutes before changing the oil
to warm it. Warm oil flows better and carries more
contaminants.
5. Return the mower to the operating position.
1. Move the mower to a level surface.
2. Refer to Preparing for Maintenance.
6. Pour about 3/4 of the crankcase capacity of oil in
the crankcase.
3. Remove the dipstick (Figure 21).
7. Wipe the dipstick clean with a clean cloth.
8. Insert the dipstick fully into the oil fill tube, then
remove the dipstick.
9. Read the oil level on the dipstick.
Note: If the oil level is below the Add mark on the
dipstick, slowly pour a small amount of oil into the
oil fill tube and repeat steps 7 through 9 until the oil
level is at the Full mark on the dipstick (Figure 21).
Important: Do not overfill the crankcase with
oil and run the engine. Drain the excess oil until
the oil level on the dipstick reads Full.
10. Install the dipstick into the oil fill tube securely.
11. Dispose of the used oil properly at a local recycling
center.
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Charging the Battery
• A green light indicates that the charger is fully
charged or the charger is disconnected from the
battery.
Service Interval: Every 25 hours
Electric-start models only
• A flashing light that alternates between red and green
indicates that the battery is nearly fully charged. This
state lasts only a few minutes until the battery is fully
charged.
WARNING
CALIFORNIA
Proposition 65 Warning
Battery posts, terminals, and related
accessories contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals known to the State of California
to cause cancer and reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
Replacing the Fuse
Electric-start models only
If the battery does not charge or the engine does not run
with the electric starter, the fuse may be blown. Replace
it with a 40-amp plug-in type fuse.
1. Raise the rear deflector and locate the battery
compartment (Figure 24).
Charge the battery for 24 hours initially, then monthly
(every 25 starts) or as needed. Always use the charger
in a sheltered area and charge the battery at room
temperature (70° or 22° C) whenever possible.
Note: There is a adhesive-backed covering that
protects the battery compartment.
1. Connect the charger to the mower wire harness
located below the ignition key (Figure 23).
Figure 24
1. Rear deflector
2. Screw
3. Battery
4. Battery compartment
2. Wipe away any debris in the battery compartment
area, and remove the adhesive-backed covering.
Figure 23
3. Remove the screw that secures the battery
compartment, pull out the battery, and locate the
fuse (Figure 25.
2. Plug the charger into a wall outlet.
Note: When the battery no longer holds a charge,
recycle or dispose of the lead-acid battery according
to local codes.
Note: Your battery charger may have a two-color LED
display that indicates the following states of charging:
• A red light indicates that the charger is charging the
battery.
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Figure 26
4. Remove the blade, saving all mounting hardware
(Figure 26).
Figure 25
1. Fuse
2. Fuse holder
5. Install the new blade and all mounting hardware
(Figure 27).
4. Replace the fuse in the fuse holder (Figure 25).
Note: Your mower comes with a spare fuse in the
battery compartment.
5. Install the battery compartment with the screw that
you removed in step 3.
6. Install the covering over the battery compartment.
7. Lower the rear deflector.
Replacing the Blade
Service Interval: Yearly
Important: You will need a torque wrench to install
the blade properly. If you do not have a torque
wrench or are uncomfortable performing this
procedure, contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
Examine the blade whenever you run out of gasoline. If
the blade is damaged or cracked, replace it immediately.
If the blade edge is dull or nicked, have it sharpened and
balanced, or replace it.
Figure 27
WARNING
The blade is sharp; contacting the blade can result
in serious personal injury.
Important: Position the curved ends of the
blade to point toward the mower housing.
Wear gloves when servicing the blade.
6. Use a torque wrench to tighten the blade bolt to
60 ft-lb (82 N-m).
1. Refer to Preparing for Maintenance.
2. Tip the mower onto its side with the air filter up.
3. Use a block of wood to hold the blade steady
(Figure 26).
Important: A bolt torqued to 60 ft-lb (82 N-m)
is very tight. While holding the blade with a
block of wood, put your weight behind the
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Cleaning the Mower
ratchet or wrench and tighten the bolt securely.
This bolt is very difficult to overtighten.
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
Adjusting the Self-propel Drive
Cable
WARNING
The mower may dislodge material from under the
mower housing.
Whenever you install a new self-propel cable or if
the self-propel drive is out of adjustment, adjust the
self-propel drive cable.
• Wear eye protection.
• Stay in the operating position (behind the
handle) when the engine is running.
1. Loosen the cable support nut (Figure 28).
• Do not allow bystanders in the area.
For best results, clean the mower soon after you have
completed mowing.
1. Lower the mower to its lowest cutting height setting.
Refer to Adjusting the Cutting Height.
2. Move the mower onto a flat paved surface.
3. Wash out the area under the rear deflector where the
clippings go from the housing to the grass bag.
Note: Wash out the area with the bag-on-demand in
both the fully forward and fully rearward positions.
Figure 28
This figure is simplified for the purpose of clarity.
4. Attach a garden hose that is connected to a water
supply to the washout port on the mower housing
(Figure 30).
2. Pull down the cable jacket (toward the mower) until
there is no slack in the cable (Figure 29).
Figure 30
1. Washout port
5. Turn the water on.
Figure 29
This figure is simplified for the purpose of clarity.
6. Start the engine and run it until there are no more
clippings that come out from under the mower
housing.
3. Tighten the nut on the cable support.
7. Stop the engine.
8. Shut off the water and disconnect the garden hose
from the mower.
9. Start the engine and run it for a few minutes to dry
the housing to prevent it from rusting.
10. Allow the engine to cool before storing the mower
in an enclosed area.
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Folding the Handle
Storage
WARNING
Store the mower in a cool, clean, dry place.
Folding or unfolding the handle improperly can
damage the cables, causing an unsafe operating
condition.
Preparing the Mower for
Storage
• Do not damage the cables when folding or
unfolding the handle.
WARNING
• If a cable is damaged, contact an Authorized
Service Dealer.
Gasoline vapors can explode.
• Do not store gasoline more than 30 days.
1. Remove the ignition key (electric-start model only).
• Do not store the mower in an enclosure near an
open flame.
2. Loosen the handle knobs until you can move the
upper handle freely.
• Allow the engine to cool before storing it.
3. Fold the upper handle forward as shown in Figure 31.
1. On the last refueling of the year, add fuel stabilizer
to the fuel as directed by the engine manufacturer.
Important: Route the cables to the outside of
the handle knobs as you fold the handle.
2. Dispose of any unused fuel properly. Recycle it
according to local codes, or use it in your automobile.
Note: Old fuel in the fuel tank is the leading cause
of hard starting. Do not store fuel without stabilizer
more than 30 days, and do not store stabilized fuel
more than 90 days.
3. Run the mower until the engine stops from running
out of fuel.
4. Start the engine again.
Figure 31
5. Allow the engine to run until it stops. When you can
no longer start the engine, it is sufficiently dry.
4. To unfold the handle, reverse the steps above.
6. Disconnect the wire from the spark plug.
7. Remove the spark plug, add 1 oz. (30 ml) of oil
through the spark plug hole, and pull the starter rope
slowly several times to distribute oil throughout the
cylinder to prevent cylinder corrosion during the
off-season.
Removing the Mower from
Storage
8. Loosely install the spark plug.
2. Connect the wire to the spark plug.
1. Charge the battery for 24 hours (electric-start model
only).
9. Tighten all nuts, bolts, and screws.
10. Charge the battery for 24 hours, then unplug the
battery charger an store the mower in an unheated
area. If you must store the mower in a heated
area, you must charge the battery every 90 days
(electric-start model only).
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Notes:
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The Toro Total Coverage Guarantee
A 2-Year Full Warranty (45 Day Limited Warranty for Commercial Use)
The Toro GTS Starting Guarantee
22 in Recycler®
20 in Mulcher/Bagger
Walk Power Mowers
A 3-Year Full Warranty (Not Applicable for Commercial Use)
Conditions and Products Covered
Items and Conditions Not Covered
The Toro Company and its affiliate, Toro Warranty Company, pursuant to
an agreement between them, jointly promise to repair the Toro Product
listed below if used for residential purposes*; if it is defective in materials
or workmanship or if it stops functioning due to the failure of a component;
or if the Toro GTS (Guaranteed to Start) engine will not start on the first or
second pull, provided the routine maintenance required in the Operator’s
Manual have been performed.
There is no other express warranty except for special emission system
coverage and engine warranty coverage on some products. This express
warranty does not cover the following:
•
Cost of regular maintenance service or parts, such as filters, fuel,
lubricants, oil changes, spark plugs, air filters blade sharpening
or worn blades, cable/linkage adjustments, or brake and clutch
adjustments
This warranty covers the cost of parts and labor, but you must pay
transportation costs.
•
Any product or part which has been altered or misused and requires
replacement or repair due to accidents or lack of proper maintenance
The following time periods apply from the date of purchase:
•
Products
22 in Recycler and 20 in Mulcher/Bagger
and Attachments
GTS (Guaranteed to Start)
Power Train**
Battery
Repairs necessary due to failure to use fresh fuel (less than one
month old), or failure to properly prepare the unit prior to any period
of non-use over one month
•
•
•
Pickup and delivery charges
Warranty Period
2 - year full warranty
3 - year full warranty
3 - year full warranty
1 - year full warranty
Limited Warranty for Commercial Use*
•
Gas-powered Toro Products used for commercial, institutional, or
rental use, are warranted for 45 days against defects in materials or
workmanship. Components failing due to normal wear are not covered
by this warranty.
The Toro GTS (Guaranteed to Start) Starting Guarantee does not apply
when the product is used commercially*.
Instructions for Obtaining Warranty Service
If you think that your Toro Product contains a defect in materials or
workmanship, or if a normal, able-bodied adult can no longer start your
product’s engine in one or two pulls, follow this procedure:
1.
2.
3.
Contact any Authorized Toro Service Dealer to arrange service at their
dealership. To locate a dealer convenient to you, refer to the Yellow
Pages of your telephone directory (look under “Lawn Mowers”) or
access our web site at www.Toro.com. You may also call the numbers
listed in item #3 to use the 24-hour Toro Dealer locator system.
Bring the product and your proof of purchase (sales receipt) to the
Service Dealer. The dealer will diagnose the problem and determine
if it is covered under warranty.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the Service Dealer’s
analysis or with the assistance provided, contact us at:
Customer Care Department, RLC Division
The Toro Company
8111 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55420-1196
Toll free at 866-214-9807 (U.S. customers)
Toll free at 866-214-9808 (Canadian customers)
Owner Responsibilities
You must maintain your Toro Product by following the maintenance
procedures described in the Operator’s Manual. Such routine
maintenance, whether performed by a dealer or by you, is at your expense.
•
Operational misuse, neglect, or accidents
Repairs or attempted repairs by anyone other than an Authorized
Toro Service Dealer
Repairs or adjustments to correct starting difficulties due to the
following:
–
failure to follow proper maintenance procedures
–
rotary mower blade striking an object
–
contaminants in the fuel system
–
improper fuel (consult your Operator’s Manual if in doubt)
–
failure to drain the fuel system prior to any period of non-use
over one month
Special operational conditions where starting may require more than
two pulls:
–
first time starts after extended period of non-use over three
months or seasonal storage
–
cool temperature starts such as those found in early spring and
late autumn
–
improper starting procedures - if you are having difficulty starting
your unit, please check the Operator’s Manual to ensure that
you are using the correct starting procedures. This can save an
unnecessary visit to an Authorized Toro Service Dealer.
General Conditions
All repairs covered by these warranties must be performed by an
Authorized Toro Service Dealer using Toro-approved replacement parts.
Repair by an Authorized Toro Service Dealer is your sole remedy under
this warranty.
Neither The Toro Company nor Toro Warranty Company is liable for
indirect, incidental, or consequential damages in connection with the
use of the Toro Products covered by these warranties, including any
cost or expense of providing substitute equipment or service during
reasonable periods of malfunction or non-use pending completion of
repairs under these warranties.
Some states do not allow exclusions of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
Countries Other than the United States or Canada
Customers who have purchased Toro products exported from the United States or Canada should contact their Toro Distributor (Dealer) to obtain
guarantee policies for your country, province, or state. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your Distributor’s service or have difficulty obtaining
guarantee information, contact the Toro importer. If all other remedies fail, you may contact us at Toro Warranty Company.
*Residential purposes means use of the product on the same lot as your home. Use at more than one location, or institutional or
rental use, is considered commercial use, and the commercial use warranty would apply.
**Power Train coverage includes engine and transmission only. The transmission is defined as the gear case, internal components, and drive axles.
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