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How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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You could have a clogged fuel cap, which can prevent air from entering the gas tank. Loosen the gas cap a little and start the tiller again. If it starts and stays running, try cleaning or replacing the gas cap. A clogged carburetor could also be the problem.
You can and should periodically put carb cleaner in your gas tank if in fact your engine uses a carburetor to mix air and fuel. Cars made in at least the last 25 years all use fuel injection, with either direct injection or throttle body injection.
The safest method of chemical rust removal involves mixing vinegar and baking soda to fill (or nearly fill) the tank. Let the mixture sit until it bubbles up and begins to change color with the rust particles. Then rinse thoroughly to ensure it`s completely empty.
Gas cultivators are heavier than their electric counterparts. However, at about 25 pounds on average, they`re still much lighter than garden tillers. The heavier weight and increased power of gas cultivators make them better suited to certain tasks: Blending dense soil and amendments.
Your tiller is only compatible with 86 octane gasoline, which should never have an ethanol level over 10%. Using anything other than the correct fuel can cause irreparable damage. During the winter months, you should drain the fuel tank, then run your tiller until there is no fuel left in the system.
After removing gasoline from the tank and carburetor, add a mixture of Sea Foam followed by 8 ounces of fresh gasoline (1 to 2 ratio). 5. With the cleaning mixture in the fuel tank, crank/prime/rope-pull the engine to draw the cleaning mix into the carburetor(s).
The main reason that your cultivator would idle, but then die at full throttle, is not enough air entering the engine. The carburetor would be a good place to look first, as its function is to ensure the proper ratio of air and fuel enters the engine during combustion.
Why would the engine only run while the choke is on or with repeated manual priming? An engine that requires the choking ( partial or full ) after initial engine warm up is an indication that the engine fuel air mixture system is out of adjustment.

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I have a husqvarna 323L string trimmer. I stored it after running the tank & carb dry for about two years. I fueled it, then started it, & it ran for a minute then died like I turned the switch off. Since it would not restart, I found the fuel filter had broken off the hardened fuel line & it sucked gummy crap out of the tank & into the carb. Failing at cleaning the carb, I finally put a new carb on it & replaced the pump, hoses & filter. It has ran good till this year. I winterized it with stabilizer & left it with a full tank over the winter. The gas in the tank was gone when I got ready to use it this year. I filled the tank with premix, checked for leaks, then started it. It would run fine for about half a tank, start idling poorly (lean) then cutoff & refuse to restart till I refilled the tank. I finally found the tank had cracks & was letting pressure out of the tank & apparently this was causing the carb to lose it’s ability to siphon gas out of the tank. So I replaced the tank which came with new hoses & a filter, which I properly installed to the carb. It cranked right up, but when it runs a half tank, the carb quits sucking gas out of the tank. When I pump to prime the carb, it moves the fuel into the carb, but the pump never gets hard like it does when I prime the carb when the motor is cold. I have to keep refilling the tank, prime, & then it starts & runs until the tank gets about half empty. The new fuel filter is down in the gas tank properly, but It will not run after it shuts off until I refill the tank & prime. I’m baffled. New tank, new hoses, new filter, new carb, & I can find no leaks in the fuel system. It runs strong. The 323L is a two-stroke & it always cranks on the second pull from cold on a full tank. Any ideas?
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Mantis tiller no fuel getting through to the primer bulb
ANSWER : The fuel line may be clogged or is collapsed go to a car or a home improvement store go to lawn and garden and get a 3-4 mm gas line

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Gas is coming out of the exhaust and vent tube.
ANSWER : The float in the carburator might be stuck and it is flooding.

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Tiller runs but does not have the power when placed in the soil!
ANSWER : You might try a tank of premium fuel that does not contain the ethanol.

Many of the small engines will not run properly with the fuel containing ethanol. “Some (not all of the gas stations-ask the attendants if their premium fuel contains ethanol) premium unleaded fuel does not contain ethanol” and it makes a world of difference in whether or not some engines run at all or runs like you describe, (if you get it started and running at all will not perform as it should).

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DRAINED GAS FOR WINTER IN CRAFTASMAN REAR TINE TILLER. PUT GAS IN WOULDN’T START. SO PUT GAS IN CARBURETOR, WOULD START BUT DIED AS SOON AS USED UP GAS. TRIED SEVERAL TIMES. SAME THING. IT’S LIKE IT ISN’T PULLING THE GAS UP FROM THE GAS TANK.
ANSWER : You drained the fuel but sounds like you did not run fuel out of carb. the carb is probably just clogged either take off carb and clean thoroughly or just try to take off the screw on the float bowl and clean it there are little holes on it that are most likely plugged up. Good Luck…

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Why won’t my ryobi ry13010 not be getting fuel
ANSWER : Possible fuel gel condition, add Stabil to gas. This dissoves gel that forms from sitting for long periods. Also check fuel lines for breaks or cracking. Check bubble pump for leaks and cracks.

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Wont run, not getting fuel. disconnected fuel filter, still nothing. Can spray a shot of carb cleaner directly into carb, and will run until it burns the fuel then dies. Check and getting good spark.
ANSWER : You say it’s not getting fuel? when you bypassed the filter was gas coming out of the fuel line right where it connects to the carb? If it runs on ether, carb cleaner or pouring fuel in the carb then your problem wont be the the carb or motor it will be something like a cracked, dryrotted or pinhole in the fuel line. Or something restricting the flow from the tank to the carb.

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My mantis would not start so I replaced the plug, new gas/oil 50:1 and cleaned out the air-filter. still would not start. so i removed the two brass screws that held down the carb took it apart for a visual exam and saw nothing, there was gas coming through. put it back together now i am getting leaking gas between the air-filter plate and the carb
ANSWER : SOUNDS LIKE IT NEEDS A CARB KIT AND THE CARB CLEAND OUT

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