nning. It will fire and run for maybe two or three seconds, but that’s it.
Can you help me?
Janine
2-Cycle Tiller

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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.
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.

Honda equipment is designed for good performance and efficient operation using gasoline containing from 0 to 10% ethanol. E85 is an alternative fuel.
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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Using an undersized cord, a larger number cord gauge (AWG) than recommended in the chart, will cause a loss in power and overheating of the tiller.
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.
Worn piston rings or reed valves that are no longer sealing properly may be the cause of the poor startability characteristic. When the piston rings don`t seal properly, the engine doesn`t build good compression, so when kicked, the engine struggles to come to life.
Ignition timing for 2-stroke engines is determined by the height of the piston before top dead center. The ignition timing given in the maintenance manuals of the time is indicated by the distance from top dead center, not the angle of the crankshaft.
When soil is dry and compacted, tiller tines basically bounce off it without digging into it or turning it. Combat compaction by watering the area thoroughly one or two days before you till. Also, raise the tines to their highest setting so they till just the top 1 or 2 inches of soil.
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.
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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Starts but does not stay running – Craftsman Gas Mini – Tiller/Edger
ANSWER : Sounds like you will need to clean your carburetor.
Sometimes you can get by with priming it a few times, and letting it run a few times like that and it will flush the gunk out of the jets,but most of the time you will need to rebuild the carburetor.If the mower is over a couple years old, then I also recommend that youbuy and install a new carburetor repair kit, because the diaphragm willget hard and that will cause it to be hard to crank.When you clean your carburetor and remove the jet screws, count the number of turns it takes to seat the jets from their original position.That way when you go to put the jets back in, you know how many turnsthey were in/out.Please rate me, ThanksGood Luck, I hope this helped

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Why gas toro weedeater wont stay running – Ryobi 30 Cubic Centimeter Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer
ANSWER : The diaphragm in the carburettor is worn out.

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MY mantis tiller will start and run for just a few seconds and then it stops. It has new gas and oil in it.it had old gas and oil mis in it but I dumped it all out and got new gas and oil mix. [email protected] Thanks, Barb Manglos
ANSWER : You probably have gum or varnish built up inside the carb. take it apart and clean all the ports and jets with fresh gas. drain the float bowl and fill it with fresh gas as well. if you are not familiar with carbs, best not take it apart yourself, or pay VERY close attention to how it came apart.

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Why won’t my brand new tiller stay running? Starts, runs a few seconds, then stalls.
ANSWER : Sounds like its flooding
the float needs adjustment or seat needs cleaning or replace

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My tiller won’t stay running
ANSWER : This is a two cycle with a walbro carb – probly need to remove carb to flush and put new diaphrams in

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My mantis will not stay running unless the choke is full on
ANSWER : Sounds like the fuel pump diaphram in the carb. you need to either be familar with it or take it to thae shop to replace

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Will only start and run in choked position, when throttle applied chokes out. If started with out choke and throttle position in low speed will start and run for 10 sec then like it runs out of gas.
ANSWER : I have your solution guaranteed, I fixed mine yesturday remove H L screw plastic caps and on high 11 threads exposed and on the low side 8 threads exposed. removing the plastic caps allows u further adjusting these wear out or move soo just take them things off and you will be rolling

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Can get it to start, but runs about three seconds and stops. the choke is pushed in. But seems to want to run longer with the choke out. 4 seconds…
ANSWER : Its the old problem,,,,,,,short of fule, or no fule getting to the carb,,,,, clean out the tank filters and then clean out the carb and all the jets in it as well put in fresh fule and then it will run all day and with out the choke being on,,, thats a lot longer than 4 seconds!

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