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31cc MTD garden tiller. Runs on idle at setting 1. Killed quickly when setting moved to 2. Has sat empty for a month. Gas used to mix w oil was from a can that has been in the shed for 2 months. As the engine idles there is a sticky fuel drip down one side.

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Using some carb and choke cleaner try cleaning the carb. It could be that you have some varnish or built up crude in there. When you get it running on setting 1 give it a little shot of cleaner. It might stall out but just restart it. You might have to do this a few times but it should help. If that does not help I would take the carb off and give it a good cleaning. You might have to rebuild the carb also.

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Posted on Sep 09, 2009


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