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I have a troy-built rear blade tiller. It starts fine but when the blades hit the ground they stop turning.

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Your belt is likely slipping. To adjust the belts, slide the block down that the roller on the forward/reverse lever uses to lock the tiller into forward. Use a 9/16" wrench to loosen the bolt on the backside of the block, then slide the block down a bit and retighten the bolt. If it's not the belt slipping, you've got transmission gear or bearing problems that could be costly to repair. I hope it's the simple adjustment.

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