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Has been is the form used with a third person singular subject (including the pronouns she, he, and it—but not singular they). Have been is the form used with any other subject (including the pronouns I, we, and they).
Grammatically, it is not correct to say “how you been?” Native English speakers might say “how you been?” but we must avoid this question when using the English language in all formal situations. It is a casual and lazy way to ask “how have you been?”
We use the present perfect continuous to talk about repeated activities which started at a particular time in the past and are still continuing up until now: I`ve been going to Spain on holiday every year since 1987. I haven`t been eating much lunch lately. I`ve been going to the gym at lunchtimes.
They were waiting for the bus when the accident happened. Caroline was skiing when she broke her leg. When we arrived he was having a bath. When the fire started I was watching television.
We use the past simple to talk about events, states or habits at definite times in the past. At 4 pm last Tuesday, I was working in the office. The past continuous emphasises the action or event in progress around a time in the past. The event (working) was in progress at 4 pm.
When we use these two tenses together, it shows us that the past simple action happened in the middle of the past continuous action, while it was in progress. While I was studying, I suddenly felt sleepy. We often use these tenses to show an action interrupting another action. I broke my leg when I was skiing.
There are three main verb tenses in English: present, past and future.
Hi. We use `has been` for Present Perfect Continuous with `He` & `She` and the `ing` form of the verb. Example: He/She has been waiting for 20 minutes. It describes something that started in the past and has continued into the present.
The present perfect continuous is formed with have/has been and the -ing form of the verb. We normally use the present perfect continuous to emphasise that something is still continuing in the present: She has been living in Liverpool all her life.

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Engines pulls very hard and won’t start. Unit has
ANSWER : Sounds like the engine needs oil. You can also spray WD40 around the shaft. This will help loosen it up a bit, perhaps enough to allow it to start. The other possibility is that you have something wrapped around the shaft that is causing a restriction to the pulley.
Hope this helps.

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Tines continue to work with out touching safety or throttle. they engage as soon as I start the engine.
ANSWER : Remove H (high) L (low) plastic caps to allow you to further adjust the flow and you will be going. H (red) further out about 11 threads exposed and L (low) about 8 exposed; adjusting the low side will stop the tines, but remove tines before making any adjustments, thanks

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Does not run, will start with starting fluid – Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller
ANSWER : You should never use starting fluid on this model.

Add a couple of ounces of 100% acetone (available at Walmart) to some fresh fuel. Attempt to start for several pulls. Let sit for several minutes and repeat until it sounds like it wants to run.

Then watch this video and do it:

http://www.alamia.us/mantis_parts_s/148.htm

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Replaced new diaphrams and gaskets starts fine but as I apply power engine qiits
ANSWER : Sounds like the main jet is too lean, try 1/3 turn richer. It also can be too rich, so if richer does not help, try leaner also.

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My Mantis Tiller won’t start and there is grinding type noise when I try and start it. I recently did some very lengthy trench digging over a period of about 2 months.
ANSWER : It sounds like the clutch springs may be overheated and the clutch shoes rub while you try to start it.If you loosten the screw that holds the engine to the gear box you can try to start it without the clutch and see if that is it.Good luck

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We can start the tiller but it only runs for about a minute (we just changes the carburator) and the blades don’t spin at the correct speed. Any ideas?
ANSWER : Do what this video shows you:

http://www.alamia.us/mantis_parts_s/148.htm

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My mantis runs roughly for a short while then
ANSWER : Carb may need work but change the air filter possible not letting thru air

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I bought a john deere riding mower less than a year ago. i used it last season without any problems. I think the last time i used it, was in august 2010. winter came about, the grass wasn’t growing, so i didn’t use it. didnt drain the gas in the tank.
Two weeks ago i added more gas to the gas that was already in the tank. it didn’t start. a few days later i tried starting it and it did start.
yesterday i started mowing the lawn and about 20 min into the chore, it turned off as if it had run out of gas. i couldn’t start it up again.
this morning i attempted to start it, and it started without any problems. what’s going on? i’d appreciate any help.
ANSWER : First, I’ve had a motorcycle for almost 50 years and have never drained the gas. At one point it was not used for 3 years. It started, I added gas and it ran fine.
Second, next time you are running the machine and it begins to stall, immediately loosen the gas cap. If it starts to run good again, drill out the air vents on the cap.
Gary

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