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-Make sure there is fuel.
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Hazard: The tiller`s transmission shift rod and clip can come into contact with the control cable during shifting and cause the tiller to unintentionally move forward or backward, posing a risk of bodily injury and/or laceration.
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.
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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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:
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.
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.
My Mantis Tiller won’t start and there is grinding type noise when I try and start it. I recently did some very lengthy trench digging over a period of about 2 months.
It sounds like the clutch springs may be overheated and the clutch shoes rub while you try to start it.If you loosten the screw that holds the engine to the gear box you can try to start it without the clutch and see if that is it.Good luck
Engin runs fine at idle but stalls out at high idle and wont rev up.
Hi 5flash… Get an assistant and a can of starter fluid. Remove the air cleaner and spray some starter fluid into the air intake. Start it up and spray the starter fluid as you move it to high idle, repeat until it works properly. Joe
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Have spark wont start – Husqvarna Chain Saw 18" 450 Model 966955438
If there is a good spark at the plug, it can be one of two things, either the piston has picked up in the cylinder ( remove the muffler and check the condition of the piston skirt through the exhaust port ) or there is no fuel getting the the plug ( replace the fuel filter in the tank )
My mantis tiller with a honda gx22 engine starts then shuts off after approx. 30 sec.
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.
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
Wont start flooding – Mantis Tiller
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?