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I have a yard machines rear tine tiller with a 5.5hp b/s engine. its able to start time and time again w/ full choke and throttle but dies out

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You need to rebuild the carborateur, it sounds like the diaphragm has played out, when you must use the choke to pull the gas through the carborateur

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How do you start a craftsman rear tine tiller?


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