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Motor run but blades don't

My mantis tiller starts but the tiller blades are frozen , will not move.

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  • nogreenthumb May 25, 2009

    Tiller runs but drive not turning and tines won't turn.

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Mine is doing the same thing

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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Hello,
My name is Dane and I am going to assist you in solving your problem.

You should have an idle screw adjustment on the carb to adjust the idle RPM. As you pull the trigger, watch on the carburetor for a small moving plate. The idle screw should touch that plate. Be very careful, and have someone hold the tiller and start it. Back off the screw just enough until the tines stop turning. I hope I've helped. If you found this reply useful, please leave me some THUMBS UP, if you feel I've deserved them. Thank you! Dane

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