Top 20 Toro Blowers Rake and Vac - Electric Blower/Vac - 51573 Questions & Answers


There may be a shorted winding in the motor. Bypassing the breaker may smoke the whole thing. Look in your phone book or online to find a Toro repair facility. They'll have any parts you need

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I had one like this. The problem is probably something wrapped around the blower. You may have injested anything from string to a piece of plastic.

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If you're Toro electric blower is slowing down, throwing sparks, or not starting you may need to replace the carbon brushes. Replacing brushes and cleaning commutator early can prevent damage to motor armature!

There are Electric Motor replacement carbon brushes on E-bay for all three motor sizes (7 AMP, 10.5 AMP, and 12 AMP) of Toro Leaf Blowers (Toro Rake and Vac Super and Ultra Blower Vacuums)
Search E-bay for: "Toro Blower Carbon Brush"

- 12 Amp leaf blowers Toro Super (Old model 51552) through Toro Ultra (New model 51609).
- 10.5 Amp leaf blowers Toro Old through Toro New model 51573.
- 7 Amp leaf blowers Toro model 51586 and other Toro 7 amp blowers

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Some of these have a reset button in a tiny hole in the bottom rear of the unit. Try pressing the reset with a hair pin or a paper clip. then try turning it on again. Hope it works for you.

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You probably bought a new one by now.Nov. 2011.
If the broken chunk was sucked into the motor? Yeah.

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I had a broken brush for an electic weed eater. I could not replace just the brush. I would have been required to purchase the whole electric motor. I chose to get rid of it, it just was not worth it. I suppose you may try to find a parts one, good luck. Or maybe see if you can get access to a carbon brush kit like the ones used for industrial maintenance. That may be your best shot, depending on who you know. Otherwise you will probably have to replace it. Sorry.

If really helpful, please rate.

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If you take it apart there is a little spring on the bottom of the motor. When overheated it "trips" and looses contact with a wire. Need to reset the spring.

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The high speed mixture screw is initially set at 1 & 1/2 turns out. Then adjust it to give good acceleration and top speed, while not closing the screw more than you need to. The low speed mixture screw is set at 3/4 of a turn out. Adjust that, to give a smooth idle. The 3rd screw, the idle speed screw, is set to give a low idle speed without stalling.

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4 stroke engines that do this, sometimes have a problem with the fuel tank venting. If the tank isn't venting correctly, a vacuum will result, and fuel will cease to flow to the carburetor. Make the the fuel cap isn't getting smothered and is able to "breathe." Check the holes in it and make sure it is clean. If snow covers it while operating, occasionally wipe it off. Many people have had this problem in the South in warm weather with their lawnmowers and as puzzling a problem as it is, sometimes this is the simple solution. Clean that fuel tank cap and keep it that way.

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Can you hear the motor run when you try to start it when it's cold? If so then it could be in the drive mechanism. I had one that I thought had a bad bendix in the starter. Here it has a rubber disc that turns the starter sprocket. I removed the retainer, took off the sprocket. Cleaned everything and re-assembled, and low and behold it worked. A new starter was over $100.00. Now if yours doesn't even turn when its cold, I'd look into the starter push button, or key switch for bad connection.

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i believe it is a 5 hp tecumseh engine

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You have problem with the coil ignition.

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You need to clean the carb, make sure fuel lines are not cracked and brittle (replace if necessary) , clean fuel tank thoroughly, especially if there was still fuel in tank. Check for spark, mix a new batch of fuel (if mix is required) and start that mother it will probably run as good as new. Good Luck...

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Normally, if the commutator is damaged / scratched the motor's servicibility is suspect.

A couple of options.
1) You can try to sand down (lightly!) the commutator with a very fine (1200+ grit) sand paper. It is crucial that all segments be sanded the same amount so that the commutator maintains a cylinder shape. If it is out of round by a few thousandths of an inch, it will cause increased brush wear, arcing, and eventually brush failure.

2) Take the motor to an electric motor / alternator - starter rebuild shop. They already are setup to do what you need to do, and they may be able to point you in the direction of an alternate source for the brush holder assembly.

For Parts, goto here and click on the parts link near the bottom. Keep in mind that the diagrams are different for the data of manufacture for your blower. It doesn't look like the motor or the brush holder assy is available for purchase though. Check with local motor repair shop.

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If you're Toro electric blower is slowing down, throwing sparks, or not starting you may need to replace the carbon brushes. Replacing brushes and cleaning commutator early can prevent damage to motor armature!

Toro replacements are hard to find because Toro does not sell them and it is tricky to make you own.

There are Electric Motor replacement carbon brushes on E-bay for all three motor sizes (7 AMP, 10.5 AMP, and 12 AMP) of Toro Leaf Blowers (Toro Rake and Vac Super and Ultra Blower Vacuums)
Search E-bay for: "Toro Blower Carbon Brush"

- 12 Amp leaf blowers Toro Super (Old model 51552) through Toro Ultra (New model 51609).
- 10.5 Amp leaf blowers Toro Old through Toro New model 51573.
- 7 Amp leaf blowers Toro model 51586 and other Toro 7 amp blowers

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Maybe try and get the manual which may have all the parts and part numbers lister here: http://www.manualsonline.com/

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call or email the people at the link below, they can get you what u need or a suitable replacement.

http://www.repcoinc.com/brushes/

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