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Hi, I'm the new guy. I have a problem with my 42 year old Toro 8/26. Last year after trying to rebuild my carburetor I got fed up and replaced it. This year it has been working much better, but now my problem is that after about 25 minutes of use it stops working. I found that if I let it rest 5 or 10 minutes it would run again for 10 minutes. I spoke to a local mechanic and he suggested changing the magneto which I did yesterday. It stills stops at around the 30 minute mark. If I can get it to turn over right away if I put the choke to full, but it won't run.
I'm at a loss, what is happening?

Thanks in advance,
Graham


Here are the blower and engine numbers.

Toro 826
model 31763
serial 7000001 - 9999999
year 1977


Engine B&S
190402 0914-01 76042810
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Might be a clogged gas cap vent preventing the fuel to reach the carb as it is creating a vacuum. Try running with a piece of saran wrap over the gas tank held in place with a rubber band and poke a few holes in it for ventilation. If that works you need to clean or replace the cap.
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Welcome to the forum! Good advice from cranman, start with that and let us know what you find.

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Have you changed the fuel lines and checked the tank for crap? My 1970's 724was doing similar, and I found fine rubber residue from an old deteriorating fuel line would slowly plug the carb, but would settle back in the bowl after standing a bit, giving similar symptoms to what you describe. (Just mine died much more quickly, but then again, hadn't been fun for 20 years, so the hose was really nasty . . .)
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Yes, I changed the lines when I changed the carb, but the gas cap may be the solution. I will test that as soon as I can, we are expecting freezing rain tomorrow.
I will post back if it worked.
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Put a Plastic tank on it redo all fuel lines with a inboard filter. AND THROW A FEW HAIL MARY'S to The Skies above. That what ever that gunk was has not made it to that Purdy new carb already.

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