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The model number on a Mantis tiller can be found on a white label, located on top of the engine housing. The model number will be located at the bottom of the label in the “Item#” field. Enter the model number of your Mantis below to search for parts.

It is located between the fuel tank and the carburettor, behind the fuel pipes, on a black and silver tab on the silver engine housing. It will consist of the letters “SV,” a number and another letter.
Mantis 7566-12-02 Deluxe XP 4-Cycle Tiller with Kickstand, 16-Inch.
In your search bar, type the following: cmd. At the command prompt, type the following: wmic bios get serialnumber. Press Enter. You`ll see your serial number.
The model number represents a specific type of machine made by a manufacturer while the serial number is specific to your machine.
The serial number is usually printed on the label on the side or back of the product, after the SN or S/N or Serial Number.
The lifespan of a mantis depends on the species; smaller ones may live 4–8 weeks, while larger species may live 4–6 months.
Adult mantis can be kept successfully in small fish tanks made of glass or plastic. Alternatively, plastic sweet jars can make suitable cages. Younger mantis will be smaller, and any clear plastic or glass container can make a useful cage.
Use the model number found on the equipment itself. This will normally be a printed label or an ID tag, and can usually be found on the frame or supports, underneath the seat, under the foot plate, or near the wheels.
Where do I find the model number? Model numbers are found on the bottom, back, or side of a product. In the case of some mobile phones and other mobile devices, the model number may be in the battery compartment.
The model number will most likely appear on either a paper sticker or a metal plate in an easy-to find place.
Where do I find the model number? Model numbers are found on the bottom, back, or side of a product. In the case of some mobile phones and other mobile devices, the model number may be in the battery compartment.

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I need an owner’s manual for Mantis mini tiller
ANSWER : Try You should be able to find the manual for download or request one from Mantis.

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Can not find my manual for the mantis tiller..forgot hot to start it up for the first time
ANSWER : You should be able to go to the Mantis web site and download the owners manual. To start, make sure the switch in turned on, push the fuel primer bulb several times (until you feel resistance), pull the choke out all the way and pull the starter rope until it fires. Then, push the choke half way in and it should start. Let it run a 30 seconds to 1 minute and then push the choke all the way in. Be sure you are using the currect fuel/oil mixture with fresh gas and oil. If you have not done so already clean the air filter and replace the spark plug at the recommended interval.

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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. Thank You for choosing and good luck.

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Where is the spark plug located won't start – Mantis 4-Cycle Tiller
ANSWER : Try looking for the plug wire and follow it in. Should be coming out of the flywheel shroud on top of the engine. Good luck.

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Wont start flooding – Mantis Tiller
ANSWER : Iwould start out by checking to make sure you have spark. If you do you likley have a fuel problem. have you ever replaced the carbureator or had it rebuilt?

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Mantis 2-stroke tiller won’t start
ANSWER : This could be one of several problems…• Last year’s fuel. Get some fresh gas.• Every 2-stroke needs a new spark plug each year… you know what that means.• Clogged carb jets due to storing the tiller over the winter with fuel in the system. Never, ever do that. Now you’ll need to pull the carb apart and clean it. Most of the orifices are so tiny you can’t see them. Good luck.• Engine is so old the crankshaft seals have hardened with age. This is one reason no 2-stroke lasts longer than about 8 years. If the seals are shot, then it will cost more to fix than a new one costs. Time to toss it.

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When I Start Mantis Tilleer it starts in gear ( tines are turning)
ANSWER : The Mantis has a speed controlled automatic clutch.

Lower the idle speed by turning the idle screw counter clockwise. The idle screw is attached where the throttle cable meet the carb. The screw has a pointed end that resembles a pencil point.

The engine speed should be adjusted just above stalling.

If the tines turn even when the engine pull rope is pulled, the the clutch is defective and needs repairing.

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Where do I find model number on the mantis tiller
ANSWER : There should be a sticker with all the info right below the starter rope. You will see a serial # and maybe a family #, and the Model # should be on there too.Good Luck!Jim

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