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If the rotary tiller still doesn`t start:
Check that the fuel tank isn`t empty: if necessary, add fuel. The fuel must be fresh, of good quality and clean: make sure that no dirt, water or incompatible fuel (such as petrol-oil mixture, if the engine is a 4-stroke) gets into the tank.
One of the most common problems, especially because rototillers often sit unused for months, is stale fuel or a clogged carburetor. If you know you have fresh fuel, you can check for carburetor blockage by spraying a small amount of carb cleaner into the intake and attempting to start the engine.
Tiller: Why won`t my tillers wheels or tines turn? A broken drive belt, bad transmission or problem with the clutch cable can prevent a tiller`s wheels and tines from turning. Check the drive belt and replace it if it`s worn or broken.
You should change your tiller oil at least every spring, but ideally after every 50 hours of operation. Between oil changes, check your oil level before each use to ensure there`s enough oil present. Small amounts of oil may burn off during use, so you may need to occasionally top it off.
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Toro clear won't start – Toro Power Clear 621 R
Bad gas , plug ,air filter , no spark ck all need all 3 to start
Does not run, will start with starting fluid – Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller
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:
Strimmer wont start plug very dry when i remove it?
Sounds like the gas is not getting to the cylinder—remove carb and disassemble–make sure all jets are clear and the float valve moves freely.
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As a starting point in my shop i always use 0.30 in. For all my mowers
Tines continue to work with out touching safety or throttle. they engage as soon as I start the engine.
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
Why does my Green thumb .5 gallon sprayer leaks when pressurized?
You don’t say where it is leaking from
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I am not getting pressure in the sprayer. Any suggestions?
Generally, the problem is either a leak or a bad pump. If you listen carefully and you hear air escaping try making sure the top is on tight (don’t go nuts because you will never get it off again) Also many tanks have a gasket or O-ring under the lid. This is often lost or gets out of place, and then crushed by the lip. There is also a gasket or stopper thing at the bottom of the pump cylinder, sometimes this gets loose or gets a piece of stuff in it. It also could be the pump piston itself.
HERE is the manual with a section on troubleshooting.
Be careful if you have used hazardous chemicals in it before.
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Wheels turn, tines don’t
These machines have an arm to activate the tines independantly from the wheels, make sure that the tine arm is in the on position.If not, seems like you have a transmission problem, you’ll have to get dirty to fix this one and open up the transmission casing to see if its just the link between the tine arm and tine crankshaft that broke or if its more serious.