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My Merry tiller refuses to start

Occasionally my Merry Tiller starts but only runs for a few seconds, but its more normal for it to not start at all, also the plug gets clogged with oil after trying to start it

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SOURCE: My tiller won't stay running

this is a two cycle with a walbro carb - probly need to remove carb to flush and put new diaphrams in

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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SOURCE: yard machine tiller won't stay started!

There is a small diaphram on the side of the carb that simply wears out. It's rubber coated mesh and the rubber coating breaks down and it stops pumping fuel into the carb. Sometimes you can run with the choke on partially, but it will burn 10 times the amount of fuel and cause more damage to the engine itself. I think it's about a $10.00 part.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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You may need to perform a rebuild or possibly a good cleaning on the carb. any questions on it feel free to ask

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Troy Bilt Rotor tiller, won't start

lac spark plug on motor pull cord if no spark take the pull start cover off and sand rust off fly wheel

Posted on May 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Tiller tines will not turn. Engine runs fine...

Well hopefully it's not the transmission, as sometimes these tend to go. Another common but cheaper repair are the two bearings where the tines connect to the unit.

MORE THAN LIKELY.. The bearing is located above the worm gear housing, the part connected to the tines beneath the guard. This removal can be somewhat frustrating but if you remove it and remove the engine flange you'll be able to manually spin the drive shaft and see if it's the worm gear housing/lower bearings or if it's the more likely bearing on the clutch drum or the clutch itself.

Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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