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I just purchased a new 4 cycle mantis tiller- assembly was simple but when I followed the instructions on how to start, the fuel bulb never filled with fuel and it will not start. Any suggestions?

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SOURCE: My 2 stroke mantis tiller will not prime.no fuel

I had the same problem, get a rebuild kit. It sounds like the diaphram is shot. Also make sure the prime bulb doesn't have any holes or cracks, the engine won't run if it does

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Mantis tiller no fuel getting through to the

the fuel line may be clogged or is collapsed go to a car or a home improvement store go to lawn and garden and get a 3-4 mm gas line

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 2 cycle mantis tiller leaks gas thru the carb. -

if it leaks gas,it can **** air.you have to find out whats leaking and stop it.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Roto tiller won't start - primer bulb

Carburetor needs to be rebuilt or replaced. Replaced would be my choice.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: mantis tiller sv-4 echo engine no spark from coil

Sounds like it's flooding either from over choking or the inlet needle in the carb is leaking. Have you removed the plug and blown out the cylinder and plug with air and then tried to restart? Be careful not to keep cranking with the choke pulled out. When it 'hits' ONE time, move the choke halfway in and crank again

Posted on May 31, 2009

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