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Engine stalls when engaging cultivator tines

Troy-Bilt TB144 4-cycle cultivator. 3 years old. Worked fine until a couple of days ago. Starts fine on the first pull, idles fine, but when I engage the handle to increase the rpm the engine stalls. Tines are not binding. Tried increasing the idle to check on binding and tines rotate slowly on their own. Changed the fuel filter, changed the fuel, cleaned and reset the plug, cleaned the air filter. What next?

Allen from Maine

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  • crabtree409 Jun 30, 2009

    Thanks. Took everything apart on the cultivator, cleaned it all with carb cleaner, reassembled it and it now works fine.



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Im 99 percent sure all you have to do is get the carburator cleaned out.

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