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Switch

Part Number: 40-5940
ToroLawn Boy
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Price: $13.67
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Product Information
Manufacturer: Toro, Lawn Boy
Product Number: 40-5940
Classification: Part
Weight: 0.03 lbs.
Shipping: Ships Worldwide
Description:
This is an authentic replacement ignition switch. It is sourced from original manufacturer and it is specially designed for use on Toro snow throwers/blowers. It allows user to start their equipment using a simple ignition turn key (sold separately). This switch has a plastic body and two metal wire terminals/prongs. Includes one (1) switch per order.

Replacing this switch is a simple task that generally does not require any tools.

• Reach under cover/housing and disconnect cord from the old switch
• Pull out switch
• Secure new switch in place
• Reconnect power cord and test the unit
Compatibility

This part is compatible with the following machines:

Toro
38610 (280000001-280999999)(2008) Snowthrower
38610 (270000001-270999999)(2007) Snowthrower
38610 (260000001-260010000)(2006) Snowthrower
38610 (260010001-260999999)(2006) Snowthrower
38610 (250010001-250999999)(2005) Snowthrower
38610 (250000001-250010000)(2005) Snowthrower
38610 (240000001-240999999)(2004) Snowthrower
38611 (250000001-250999999)(2005) Snowthrower
38611 (240000001-240999999)(2004) Snowthrower
38578 (310000001-310999999)(2010) Snowthrower
38580 (5900001-5999999)(1995) Snowthrower
38580 (4900001-4999999)(1994) Snowthrower
38580 (3900001-3999999)(1993) Snowthrower
38580 (2000001-2999999)(1992) Snowthrower
38580 (1000001-1999999)(1991) Snowthrower
38580 (0000001-0999999)(1990) Snowthrower
38580 (9000001-9999999)(1989) Snowthrower
38580 (8000001-8999999)(1988) Snowthrower
38581 (310000001-310999999)(2010) Snowthrower
38581 (290000001-290999999)(2009) Snowthrower
38581 (280000001-280999999)(2008) Snowthrower
38582 (310000001-310999999)(2010) Snowthrower
38582 (290000001-290999999)(2009) Snowthrower
38582 (280000001-280999999)(2008) Snowthrower
38583 (311000001-311999999)(2011) Snowthrower
38583 (310000001-310999999)(2010) Snowthrower
38583 (290000001-290999999)(2009) Snowthrower
38583 (280000001-280999999)(2008) Snowthrower
38584 (311000001-311999999)(2011) Snowthrower
38584 (310000001-310999999)(2010) Snowthrower
38584 (290000001-290999999)(2009) Snowthrower
38584 (280000001-280999999)(2008) Snowthrower
38585 (290000001-290999999)(2009) Snowthrower
38585 (280000001-280999999)(2008) Snowthrower
38586 (290000001-290999999)(2009) Snowthrower
38586 (280000001-280999999)(2008) Snowthrower
38587 (311000001-311999999)(2011) Snowthrower
38587 (310000001-310999999)(2010) Snowthrower
38588 (311000001-311999999)(2011) Snowthrower
38588 (310000001-310999999)(2010) Snowthrower
38589 (311000001-311999999)(2011) Snowthrower
38589 (310000001-310999999)(2010) Snowthrower
38545 (8000001-8999999)(1988) Snowthrower
38555 (890000001-899999999)(1998) Snowthrower
38555 (790000001-799999999)(1997) Snowthrower
38555 (69000001-69999999)(1996) Snowthrower
38555 (59000001-59999999)(1995) Snowthrower
38555 (4900001-4999999)(1994) Snowthrower
38555 (3900001-3999999)(1993) Snowthrower
38556 (8900001-8999999)(1998) Snowthrower
38556 (7900001-7999999)(1997) Snowthrower
38556 (6900001-6999999)(1996) Snowthrower
38520 (8000001-8999999)(1988) Snowthrower
38525 (9000001-9999999)(1989) Snowthrower
38525 (8000001-8999999)(1988) Snowthrower
38535 (270000001-270999999)(2007) Snowthrower
38535 (250000001-250999999)(2005) Snowthrower
38535 (240000001-240999999)(2004) Snowthrower
38535 (230000001-230999999)(2003) Snowthrower
38535 (220000001-220999999)(2002) Snowthrower
38536 (250000001-250999999)(2005) Snowthrower
38536 (240000001-240999999)(2004) Snowthrower
38536 (230000001-230999999)(2003) Snowthrower
38536 (220000001-220999999)(2002) Snowthrower
38537 (250000001-250999999)(2005) Snowthrower
38537 (240000001-240999999)(2004) Snowthrower
38537 (230000001-230999999)(2003) Snowthrower
38537 (220000001-220999999)(2002) Snowthrower
38538 (250000001-250999999)(2005) Snowthrower
38538 (240000001-240999999)(2004) Snowthrower
38538 (230000001-230999999)(2003) Snowthrower
38538 (220000001-220999999)(2002) Snowthrower
38540 (8900001-8999999)(1998) Snowthrower
38540 (7900001-7999999)(1997) Snowthrower
38540 (6900001-6999999)(1996) Snowthrower
38540 (5900001-5999999)(1995) Snowthrower
38540 (4900001-4999999)(1994) Snowthrower
38540 (3900001-3999999)(1993) Snowthrower
38540 (2000001-2999999)(1992) Snowthrower
38540 (1000001-1999999)(1991) Snowthrower
38445 (200000001-200012327)(2000) Snowthrower
38445 (200012328-200999999)(2000) Snowthrower
38500 (9000001-9999999)(1989) Snowthrower
38500 (8000001-8999999)(1988) Snowthrower
38505 (1000001-1999999)(1991) Snowthrower
38505 (0000001-0999999)(1990) Snowthrower
38505 (9000001-9999999)(1989) Snowthrower
38505 (8000001-8999999)(1988) Snowthrower
38510 (2000001-2999999)(1992) Snowthrower
38510 (1000001-1999999)(1991) Snowthrower
38510 (0000001-0999999)(1990) Snowthrower
38510 (9000001-9999999)(1989) Snowthrower
38510 (8000001-8999999)(1988) Snowthrower
38513 (0000001-0999999)(1990) Snowthrower
38513 (9000001-9999999)(1989) Snowthrower
38513 (8000001-8999999)(1988) Snowthrower
38425 (7900001-7999999)(1997) Snowthrower
38426 (7900001-7999999)(1997) Snowthrower
38427 (8900001-8999999)(1998) Snowthrower
38428 (210000001-210999999)(2001) Snowthrower
38428 (200000001-200999999)(2000) Snowthrower
38429 (210000001-210999999)(2001) Snowthrower
38429 (200000001-200999999)(2000) Snowthrower
38430 (9900001-9999999)(1999) Snowthrower
38430 (8900001-8999999)(1998) Snowthrower
38430 (7900001-7999999)(1997) Snowthrower
38431 (8900001-8999999)(1998) Snowthrower
38431 (7900001-7999999)(1997) Snowthrower
38432 (9900001-9999999)(1999) Snowthrower
38433 (9900001-9999999)(1999) Snowthrower
38435 (9900001-9999999)(1999) Snowthrower
38435 (8900001-8999999)(1998) Snowthrower
38435 (7900001-7999999)(1997) Snowthrower
38436 (8900001-8999999)(1998) Snowthrower
38436 (7900001-7999999)(1997) Snowthrower
38437 (9900001-9999999)(1999) Snowthrower
38438 (9900001-9999999)(1999) Snowthrower
38439 (200000001-200003006)(2000) Snowthrower
38439 (200003007-200999999)(2000) Snowthrower
38440 (210000001-210999999)(2001) Snowthrower
38440 (200000001-200014063)(2000) Snowthrower
38440 (200014064-200999999)(2000) Snowthrower
38441 (210000001-210999999)(2001) Snowthrower
38441 (200000001-200999999)(2000) Snowthrower
38442 (210000001-210999999)(2001) Snowthrower
38442 (200000001-200999999)(2000) Snowthrower
38445 (210000001-210999999)(2001) Snowthrower
38400 (200000001-200999999)(2000) Snowthrower
38400 (99000001-99999999)(1999) Snowthrower
38405 (210000001-210999999)(2001) Snowthrower
38405 (200000001-200999999)(2000) Snowthrower
38405 (99000001-99999999)(1999) Snowthrower
38409 (9900001-9999999)(1999) Snowthrower
38409 (8900001-8999999)(1998) Snowthrower
38410 (7900001-7999999)(1997) Snowthrower
38411 (7900001-7999999)(1997) Snowthrower
38412 (9900001-9999999)(1999) Snowthrower
38412 (8900001-8999999)(1998) Snowthrower
38413 (210000001-210999999)(2001) Snowthrower
38413 (200000001-200012344)(2000) Snowthrower
38413 (000000001-000999999)(2000) Snowthrower
38413 (200012345-200999999)(2000) Snowthrower
38414 (9900001-9999999)(1999) Snowthrower
38414 (8900001-8999999)(1998) Snowthrower
38415 (7900001-7999999)(1997) Snowthrower
38416 (7900001-7999999)(1997) Snowthrower
38417 (8900001-8999999)(1998) Snowthrower
38418 (9900001-9999999)(1999) Snowthrower
38419 (210000001-210999999)(2001) Snowthrower
38419 (200000001-200012436)(2000) Snowthrower

Products Compatibility

This item works with the following types of products:

  • • Snowblower
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Repair Instructions: Submitted by Customers Like You
3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Snowblower
Parts Used:
Switch - 40-5940
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver
Snowblower would not start
1) Removed ignition switch panel (three screws).
2) Removed ignition switch by depressing side fingers on switch housing, and pushing switch thru panel.
3) Removed wire harness connector from two terminals on back of switch.
Installation of new switch is reversal of above procedures.
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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Snowblower
Parts Used:
Switch - 40-5940
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
30-60 minutes
Tools Used:
Pliers, Socket set, Nutdriver, none others
The rubber gas primer bulb became brittle with age and discitigated & ignition switch was defective so the engine wouldn't start.
With the help for your great website I was able to look at the detail drawing and figure how the machine comes apart. Especially when I had to
rewind the recoil starter rope.
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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Snowblower
Parts Used:
Switch - 40-5940
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
Less than 15 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver
The original kill switch broke, actually came apart.
1 Removed back cover of the Toro snowblower, just 2 screws.
2 Removed the old kill switch and pulled out the wires.
3 Matched the new switch up to the wiring and pressed together and press new kill switch into place.
4 Started the snowblower to test the new kill switch.
5 Put the back cover back on and secured with the 2 screws.
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Tool Type:
Snowblower
Parts Used:
Switch - 40-5940
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
Less than 15 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver
bad switch
bad switch out new switch in
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Tool Type:
Snowblower
Parts Used:
Ignition Key - 63-8360
Switch - 40-5940
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Nutdriver
Key switch was worn out
Removed face plate unplugged 2 wires clipped old switch snapped the new one in place, hook up wires install face plate.
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1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Snowblower
Parts Used:
Ignition Key - 63-8360
Switch - 40-5940
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
Less than 15 minutes
Tools Used:
Nutdriver
Snow blower would not shut off with key.
Just removed 2 screws to bottom plate. I unplugged wires to switch. Pushed in on both sides of switch and pushed up out of top plate. Pushed in new switch and connected wires to it. Replaced bottom plate with 2 screws. Turned on switch. Pushed primer button and put on choke. Pushed electric start button and it fired right up. Let it run for a minute and turned key off and it stopped running. Problem solved.
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1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Snowblower
Parts Used:
Ignition Key - 63-8360
Switch - 40-5940
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
Less than 15 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver
Ignition Switch Replacement
Starter pull cord does not have to be removed or detached for this repair. Remove the two screws securing the front control panel plate. Lift plate up and out of the way. Remove the two side screws, near the control panel side, securing the top cover. ( The two larger screws towards the front do not need to be removed ) Carefully lift the top cover up until there is access to the rear of the ignition switch. Plnch the side locking arms on the switch until the switch is removable from the front of the panel. Remove the wiring clip from the back of the switch. Insert the new switch into the opening until the locking clips click in. Attach the wiring clip to the terminals on the new switch. Reattach top cover with two side screws. Replace control panel plate and secure it with the two screws. Insert new or existing old key to check switch functionality.
Repair completed in less than 10 minutes.
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Product Information
Manufacturer: Toro, Lawn Boy
Product Number: 40-5940
Classification: Part
Weight: 0.03 lbs.
Shipping: Ships Worldwide
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