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Slow starting tiller

I have a small garden tiller that uses a gas/oil mix. I have removed the spark plug to prime the engine. I can eventually get it to start, but when I adjust the choke, the tiller quits. Is it possible that my gas/oil mix is too rich? Any suggestions on how to get this to start? I'm going to pull out my shoulder.

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Anytime an engine uses a gas/oil mix there is a possibility that the carbon this mix produces clogs the muffler making air flow next to impossible. First check to see if it will run better without the muffler. If it does you will need to clean the muffler by removing it and burning the carbon out with a torch. If this isn't the problem, then it may by your carb. Remove it, clean well with carb cleaner, replace the diaphragm if needed for as the diaphragm gets older it becomes stiff and will not pump the gas to the engine. When you reinstall the carb, turn the adjustment screws all the way in and the one and a quarter turns out to start with, making further adjustments from there after it starts. Hopefully one of these is your solution.

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