208CC Dual Rotating Rear Tine Tiller Non CA

Engine running, moving gear selection handle to operate tines, engaging clutch and loud grinding noises occur. model 247.299321

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If the wheels on your tiller move but the tines don`t spin, you may need to replace tine shaft clevis pins or replace the transmission. The tiller`s transmission drives the wheels and the tine shaft, so you`ll likely need to replace the transmission when the wheels spin but the tine shaft doesn`t move.
When the “blunt” edge width measures 1/4″ to 3/8″, a new set is probably required. If the tines become so worn that they are pointed, the tiller will not perform acceptably–you`ll be aerating instead of tilling! For the most part, tines need to be replaced as a set (or kit)–not individually.
In general the depth bar should be adjusted so the tiller is tilted slightly backwards. Raise the depth bar to dig deeper into the soil. Lower the depth bar when to till in shallow areas. For hard, compacted soil, it is very important to set the depth bar in the lowest position during the initial tilling.
After repeated use, the tines, or blades, dull and wear down. No matter what type or brand of tiller you own, these blades will need to be sharpened or replaced to keep your machine working properly.
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.
My Rototiller Starts, but Sputters Out

You could have a clogged fuel cap, which can prevent air from entering the gas tank. Loosen the gas cap a little and start the tiller again. If it starts and stays running, try cleaning or replacing the gas cap. A clogged carburetor could also be the problem.

With a powerful machine such as a tiller, you can level a large area and break new ground that will be used in creating a good planting bed or vegetable garden.
How deep can a rear tine tiller dig? The maximum depth that a rear tine tiller can reach depends on the model in question but, generally speaking, this type of machinery should be able to dig the soil at depths of at least 8 inches.

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Tines wont turn
ANSWER : Without really knowing what is broken it will be tough to give a firm idea of the cost. However, you can head over to www.partstree.com. They have a great detailed parts break down and costs associated with it. Looked up your part numer and can find at this link: http://www.partstree.com/parts/?lc=mtd&mn=210-031-000+%281990%29

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

Will only run on full choke
ANSWER : You have a plugged jet inside the carb take it apart and clean them all

TROYBILT BRONCO REAR TINE TILLER Model#21A643B066…HOW DO I CHANGE MY ENGINE OIL?…WHERE IS THE DRAIN PLUG LOCATED?
ANSWER : The drain plug is generally located on either side of the engine near where the block bolts to the frame of the tiller. It can be a square headed plug or an allen socket head plug.

My tiller rear tines are rubbing against inside metal. It appears the tines shaft bar has slide to one side. Unable to move back. Any ideas how to fix
ANSWER : Open the center case and check the roll pin inside

Need parts for sears 917.299858 shield,tine no longer available at sears
ANSWER : Then no longer available… need to rethink your need for this tiller

Rear tiller won’t go into gear.belt needs replacing
ANSWER : Find your model number from the list on this link and click to get your manual

http://www.managemyhome.com/mmh/owner_manuals/search?query=Craftsman+rear+tine+tiller

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…