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Htc10 Homelite rototiller Won't start. No spark.

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Hi gosmiledds
Make sure you are getting spark at the spark plug, to do this:
Remove your spark plug and check to be sure you are getting a bright blue spark at the spark plug.
You do this by grounding the plug on the head of the engine and cranking the engine or by pulling the crank rope...watching the plug for spark.
If you are getting a nice blue spark then skip A below and go to B.
A...If you do not get a nice blue spark then you may need to replace the electronic module.
Note: If you have to replace the module be sure to measure the position it is in, it is critical to starting.
Take a picture for later reassembly.
B...Also take some fine grit sandpaper (not emery) and lightly sand the flywheel where the magnet is located to clean any rust or corrosion from the magnet area.
Then follow the procedure below:
Sounds like you have dirt/debris in your caburetor jets,fuel passages or a diaphgram that is becoming non-flexible.
Check/Clean/Replace your Air Filter, a dirty air filter can make your engine run to rich with fuel.
Note:Before you disassemble the carburetor:
Write down on a piece of paper and or take a picture of how the linkage attaches to your carburetor for later reference when you go to reinstall your carburetor.
Mark each piece with a awl, or some kind of sharp instrument that will make an alignment scratch before you disassemble the carburetor into separate pieces.
That way you will know which way it goes back together when you reassemble it.
Sometimes you can get by with priming the carburetor or by using a very small shot of starting fluid and letting it run a few times like that, and it will flush the gunk out of the jets,but most of the time you will need to rebuild the carburetor.
Be sure to check your fuel tank for water and dirt/debris, if there is water/debris then you need to clean your tank.
Check you fuel line/s condition...after a while they will degrade and need replacement.
Check/Clean/Replace your fuel filter if you have one.
When you remove your fuel lines from the carburetor be sure to make a drawing or take a picture of how the lines are connected to the carburetor.
Also a good time to take a picture for later reference for reassembly.
If the mower is over a couple of years old, then I recommend that you buy and install a new carburetor repair kit,because the diaphragm will get hard and that will cause it to be hard to crank.
The diaphgram may look good and flexible, but it can be deceiving and not act as a fuel pump as it should because it has become too hard and will cause hard starting,start and run and shut off, etc.
When you clean your carburetor, I recommend that you use a laquer thinner type cleaner to clean and dissolve the laquer build-up in the float and needle jet passages.
Be sure to remove all plastic and rubber parts before using the laquer thinner because it can dissolve the plastic parts and render them unuseable.
Be sure to use COMPRESSED AIR to blow out all the fuel and air passages.The higher air pressure is needed to blow some of the trash/debris from the fuel or air passages.
Be careful when blowing out the passages, because there are sometimes small rubber type seats in the bottom of some of the passages.
Keep in mind that the float (if you have one) for the carburetor must be level when you go to reassemble the carburetor or follow the instructions you get with the carburetor kit, or you could also ask the parts man that you get your kit from.
When you clean your carburetor and remove the jet screws, you will first need to lightly seat the jet screws.
But before you lightly seat the jet screws count the number of turns it takes to seat the jet screws from their original position.
Be sure to mark the turns down on a piece of paper.
That way when you put the jets back in, you know to lightly seat them first and then turn them back out to their original position before you started.
Once you have your carburetor cleaned/rebuilt that should solve your problem.
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Posted on Apr 23, 2013


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Check the fuel filter in the gas tank first.Put a hook on the end of a piece of wire.The filter is on the end of a plastic tube.Fish out the filter.Take off the old filter clean the end off and put some clean cloth over the end and blow through the tube to check for a clog.(take a deep breath and blow but don't inhale! (=^0) check the choke while doing this,stay off to one side and wear some eye protection! If everything is clear the next step is drain the gas oil mix from the tank.I use a bulb siphon for this.Remove the tank from the carburetor ,plug the hose with a golf tee or twig and add some solvent from a saw shop or hardware store and some ball bearings from a bearing supply store, they have to big enough so thy won't fall through the fuel hose(pebbles will work as well.) Cap and shake.I use a wide mouth plastic container made from a 2 litter soda bottle to empty out the tank.Refill with solvent and use a siphon hose with a squeeze bulb to clean any residue left in the tank .Get a new filter fill her up.Now remove the spark plug and use a soda straw to get a fat 1/8 of fuel by dipping into your gas tank and stopping the top of the straw with your finger tip and adding the gas in the plug hole.After you replace everything give it a try.By the way check the spark in the shade it should be brite blue.Thank You for choosing

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it could be needing fuel, or the spark plug needs replaced . or carb needs cleaned out , theres lots of different things that can cause it which makes maybe a simple problem hard to answer without more details. sorry

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How long has the chainsaw been sitting? How long has it been sitting with the same gas in it? Typically, most chainsaw and weedtrimmer repairs are fuel related. More times than not, simply draining the old gas, and putting brand new fresh mixed fuel just purchased from the gas station will fix most non start problems. Many people will not believe me, but after 20 years of fixing small engines, i've fixed 70% of the chain saw and string trimmer and related sized engines by putting in new fuel. Fuel goes bad now a days in 30 days. So if the fuel in the gas can sitting in the garage is older than 30 days it is old when you are considering trying to use it in a small engine. Fuel in a car will not cause the same issues as quickly for several reasons. If the fuel in the gas can is older than 30 days get rid of it. If after changing the fuel out completely doesn't fix your problem, feel free to contact me and I'll see if I can help you out.

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SOURCE: homelite 4620 won't start

Back to basics, fresh fuel in the tank, replace the fuel filter in the tank, does it have a spark, try a new plug.

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