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Chipper Shredder Vacuum won't start

I have a Troy Bilt Chipper Shredder Vacuum (CSV 060 with a 5.5 HP Briggs & STratton engine). I have been using it with no problems for 3 or 4 years. Today the engine seems to be stuck. I can't even pull the starting cord. I looked and the blades seem not to have any obstruction, so I'm sure it is the engine. I know I haven't added oil in a while, and I put some, but I don't know if that's the lack of oil is the cause.

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  • oc918 Dec 04, 2008

    It was low in oil. After looking at the comments on a video in YouTube, I took out the spark plug, pour a little oil in the cylinder, moved the blades by hand (well, I used a stick), and then pulled the starter rope several times. When I tried to start it again, it did start, belched a lot of smoke once, ran for 5 seconds, and then died again. I am hopeful, because the engine is no longer stuck. I read the manual (I should have done that first!), and realized I've not given the shredder vac any maintenance. I bought a new spark plug and a new air filter. I will clean the machine, put clean oil, cross my fingers, and try again. That will happen this weekend, so I can't report anything now. I'll be happy to get any suggestions. I do think now it was the lack of oil.

  • Antonio Boscia
    Antonio Boscia May 11, 2010

    how low was it on oil? do you check/change the oil often? is there any play at all with the blade or flywheel?

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SOURCE: Describe your Troy Troy-Bilt® Briggs and

there should be a set screw in the impeller holding it on the shaft.take the set screw out.then the impeller should come off.if it doesn't come off easily you need to heat the hub that the set screw was in.this expands the metal so that the impeller will come off..........there is no easy way to do this job........hope this helps,let me know..................

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SOURCE: Misplaced operation manual for Troy-Bilt Briggs

Straight 30w NOT 10w-30

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