The Toro Co., founded in 1914 to build tractor engines for the Bull Tractor Co., has since become a worldwide manufacturer of turf cultivation equipment and powered lawn tools. Toro products are sold and serviced in over 140 countries. If you are experiencing issues with your Toro product, you should always consult with an authorized Toro dealer or service center, especially if your Toro product is still under the manufacturer’s warranty.
Go to the Toro website at www.toro.com/locator/
Click on the appropriate link that relates to your particular Toro product type. You can choose from contractor grade equipment, homeowner products and sports field irrigation products.
Click on the “Find a Dealer near you (Sales & Service)” link on the bottom right corner of the pop-up window. The pop-up window also provides links relating to manuals, specifications, product registration and parts available for your particular product.
Locate the “Dealer Search” box on the left side of the pop-up window. Select the appropriate product category and enter your zip code. Press the “Search” button to display a map and contact information for Toro dealers near you.
The engine in the Toro S200 is a 2.5 horsepower engine. It is a two-cycle engine with a recoil engine starter. The RPM of the Toro S200 engine cannot safely operate past 4,000 RPMs. Going any higher risks ruining the engine. Carefully monitor your RPMs during use.
The Toro S200 engine cannot take pure gasoline, which can damage and potentially ruin the engine. Instead, you must mix the gasoline with two-cycle engine oil. The mix ratio should be 4 ounces of oil per each ounce of gasoline. Mix this in a separate gas tank before putting it in your engine.
The Toro S200 uses an electrical starter with a 120-volt system. This means it has a simple on and off ignition key instead of a pull starter. The spark plugs have a gap of 0.035 inches.
Check the connections to the power source to make sure it is secure.
Remove the starter switch and replace its rubber boot if it is worn. Moisture can damage the starter switch circuitry if there is contact through the rubber boot of the switch.
Connect the probes of the ohmmeter or continuity tester to the starter switch and then press the starter switch. If the light does not come on to show continuity, replace the damaged switch. If the Toro S200 does not work, contact the manufacturer for additional support.
Connect the power cord to the John Deere snow blower and plug in to an electrical outlet that can support at least 120 volts.
Turn the main power key to "On." Move the choke lever to the "Closed" position.
Push the "Primer Bulb" once if the ambient temperature is above 15 degrees Fahrenheit and push the bulb twice if the temperature is below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. The primer bulb is located above and slightly to the right of the choke lever.
Pull the "Starter Handle" in a fast and constant motion to start the engine. The starter handle is located next to the primer bulb. Release the starter handle and gradually move the choke lever to "Open."
Move the snow blower forward to remove snow and create overlapping sections. Turn the key to "Stop" when the task is completed and unplug the unit from the power supply. Wipe the snow blower dry before storing.
Unplug the spark plug wire from the spark plug. Pull the wire from the plug.
Clear all debris from the auger. Make sure there are no jammed twigs, stones, or other pieces that could disrupt the removal process. Turn the auger slightly with a pry bar to help remove objects. Use a penetrating oil if there is any rust holding the auger in one position.
Remove the auger belt covers. Loosen and take out the bolts that hold them in place using an adjustable wrench.
Remove the drive pulley by turning it clockwise. Hold the auger steady in one position while doing this.
Take out the small key that is now visible in the groove located on the auger shaft.
Loosen and remove the bolts that are holding on the auger bearings. Turn them counterclockwise with an adjustable wrench.
Pull the auger out from the auger bucket, which is the housing in which the auger sits.
Insert the new auger in the location from which you removed the old one.
Reassemble the auger and snow blower by reversing the steps you took for the disassembly.