ebruary 2009 and I paid under £175 when I bought it the person said it will start with frist pull.
Electric Mini Tiller/Cultivator

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Either the choke is still on

or

the air filter is so dirty that it is acting like a choke

either way, replace your spark plug and air filter

if your air filter is foam, you can clean it in gasoline, just be sure to air dry it before refitting it and tring to run the mantis

the carburator can be dirty and or having the screws out of adjustment.

thy the spark plug and airfilter first

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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.

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Features a powerful 2-cycle engine (requires gas/oil mix) with push-button priming for easy starts.
The Mantis 2-Cycle Plus Tiller/Cultivator is easier to start with FastStart technology – a spring-loaded ratchet-coil that adjusts the piston and compresses the air while delivering fuel directly to the ignition point.

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I have a two cylinder Mantis tiller. It has locked up and the cord is locked. I am unable to pull the cord. Any suggestions? I was in the process of using the tiller when it felt as if it were running out of gas. It stopped on its own, and then it was locked up and I was unable to pull the cord.
ANSWER : Check the oil, if not full fill it, take the shroud off, should be for bolts, fit a socket on it with a breaker bar or ratchet and turn it a few times, then reassemble and start. Hope this helped Tim

Mantis to stroke start not very easy once it starts use for five minutes then it stops and doesn’t start again I bought this from the ebay in February 2009 and I paid under £175 when I bought it the person said it will start with frist pull.
ANSWER : Either the choke is still on

or

the air filter is so dirty that it is acting like a choke

either way, replace your spark plug and air filter

if your air filter is foam, you can clean it in gasoline, just be sure to air dry it before refitting it and tring to run the mantis

the carburator can be dirty and or having the screws out of adjustment.

thy the spark plug and airfilter first

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?

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.

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.

Mantis starts fine then when it warms up it stalls when you pull the throttle. Is it the carb clogged up, or do you have any sugestions?? I have replaced the gas and oil??
ANSWER : Hello. the carb is partially clogged. do this. get a bottle of carb cleaner to add to the fuel. follow the instructions on the bottle regarding the amount.

also get an aerosol can of starting fluid and a helper. start it up and have the helper spray starter fluid into the air intake as you pull the throttle. continue until the clog is cleared. joe

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.

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