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I have a two cycles craftmans gas mini tiller and while i was using it the other day it just shut off and now it want start back

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CHECK THE SCREEN ON OUTPUT OF THE MUFFLER. ITS CALLED A SPARK ARRESTOR, THESE GET OIL FOULED AND MAKE EM A BEAR TO RUN . CLEAN IT UP AND SHE WILL RUN LIKE A CHAMP, THE CARB MIGHT NEED REBUILDING ,FUEL FILTER AND A SPARK PLUG IS THE FIRST THING TO REPLACE .. IF'N I WAS ANY HELP VOTE FOR ME ...THANKS.. JAY

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