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I got the tiller started and another person lowered the speed and when they did it died and since then it wont start i checked the fuel changed the spark plug checked oil and have about pulled my arm off i cannot get it started what should i try???

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    panilling9 May 11, 2010

    do you have the engine model and brand please



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Check the throttle cable and the throttle linkage.

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