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HAs it sat for a long time without being used? Sounds like the governor on the carburetor might be sticking. Means when you put a load on the engine the carburetor supposed to increase if you flew in if you’ve let it sit for quite a while, who might be going to need a good cleaning

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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.
Troy-Bilt Small engine stops after a few seconds

The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the engine for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance.

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.
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.

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.
Rear tine tillers are excellent machines for the kind of work that needs to be done when starting a large new garden plot: Breaking hard ground. Loosening hard or rocky soil. Digging large gardens or small farm plots.
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.

Before You Till

Avoid tilling in wet soil as soil compaction can occur and lead to poor root penetration in the growing season. If it rains, it`s best to wait a few days to allow soil to become semi-dry.

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Huskee model# 21AA45M5031 dual directin 18
ANSWER : Repair a tiller gear – YouTubehello try this,,

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After a few weeks of no use, my tiller started on the first or second pull but even after long warm up, it stalled as soon as I trottled up. This happens even on the stand with no resistance/load. The machine is not jammed–the tiller blades turn while the machine is idling. It just dies as soon as I try to work.
ANSWER : Hi there,Sometimes the gas filter in the gas tank gets plugged. Here are some instructions that will help.http://mantis.com/mantis-owners-manuals.asp Thank You for choosing FixYa.com and good luck.

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Tines won’t turn
ANSWER : Possible broken key where crankshaft meets gearbox.

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I have a Honda frc800 rototiller that will not till when on the ground. When I raise it off the ground the tines operate. Any solutions?
ANSWER : Check the belts that drive the gear box and check the tine shaft for a shear bolt.

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HOMEITE HTC12, STARTS AND IDLES GOOD BUT AS SOON AS I GIVE IT GAS,BOGGS DOWN AND STALLS, ALSO WHEN I ATTEPMT TO TURN THE IDLE SCREW, ALSO DIES
ANSWER : Homeite was made with a plastic cam shft when they get hot the melt the lob off the exshost end of cam remove valve come and you will see the damage all you can do is replace the cam sorry not cheap

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My mantis tiller with a honda gx22 engine starts then shuts off after approx. 30 sec.
ANSWER : If your unit has a primer bulb, start your engine . When it starts to die push your primer, if the engine comes back to life you have a carb issue.

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Mantis tiller idle screw adjustment – Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller
ANSWER : Start out with 1.5 turns on High speed jdet and 1/2 turn on the low speed. Make sure plug is not wet, better yet install a new one. Clean, fresh fuel and give it a pull.

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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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