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Troy built chipper/shredder won't start

I ran shredder and forgot to check oil. Ran out of oil and had small amount of smoke from oil part. Now the pull cord seems a little slack and the shredder will not start. Is the motor blown. Can I repair it. This shredder is just over a year old.

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  • djay01 Feb 15, 2009

    sorry took so long to rate you was out of town for couple of weeks. thanks so much!!!!

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SOURCE: Troy-Bilt Chipper Shredder won't start

It takes good gas, good spark, and good air for a gasoline engine to run well. The next thing I would do is put a new air filter in it.

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SOURCE: 10 hp Troy Built chipper pull start frozen

If a branch was already being chipped when it ran out of gas...you must clear the hopper of any chunks of wood in it. Pull the plug wire and use a metal pry bar to dislodge any pieces of wood. when the flywheel runs free, put the plug wire back on and the choke on. Try it now!!!

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SOURCE: How do I clean the fuel line on troy bilt 5hp chipper vac?

unscrew the nut on the bottom of the carburetor and remove the float bowl it must be emptied and cleaned , debree and water gets into the bowl and blocks of fuel flow reinstall the bowl and start, some carbs don't have a float bowl requiring you to remove the gas tank and carb which is a more involved cleaning.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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