TORO Snow Blower Won’t Start?--Ignition Coil Replacement
Won’t start is a common problem with snow blowers. This blog provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the ignition coil. Here we will take a TORO snow blower as an example.
Make sure the engine has cooled and remove the snow blower start key from the ignition before you begin this repair.
Step 1: Remove the gas tank and the screws at the front of the main cover and at the rear, then pull the main cover off. Now remove the screw to detach the starter button housing and the nuts securing the carburetor and cover, then pull the cover free. Note the location of the governor spring, then use needle nose pliers to help detach it.
Step 2: Remove all the screws securing the blower housing and pull the blower housing away from the engine. Now you have to remove the screw securing the fuel line retaining bracket and pull the bracket free. Now set the blower housing aside.
Step 3: Remove the mounting screws securing the ignition and remove the wire and boot from the spark plug, then detach the wires from the ignition coil switch. You can now pull out the old ignition coil assembly.
Step 4: Install the new ignition coil by first routing the wires into position. Connect the wires to the ignition switch and attach the wire and boot to the spark plug. Now position the new ignition coil and insert the mounting screws, then make sure to secure the grounding wire under the appropriate screw, make sure the magnets are rotated out of the way then pull the coil back and tighten the screws. Now rotate the flywheel and check if the magnets align with the coil, or you can insert a business card and loosen the screw to align the coil the correct distance from the flywheel, then retighten the screws and remove the business card.
Step 5: Align the fuel line and the bracket on the blower housing, reinstall the screw to secure fully position the blower housing and secure all of the screws. Reconnect the governor spring to the appropriate position, reinstall the carburetor cover and secure the nuts, and put the starter button housing back and secure the screw. Reposition the main cover and secure it with the screws at the front and at the rear. Now reinstall the gas tank cap.
With the new ignition coil installed, you can now return the stat key to the ignition.
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