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Transmission problem with Mantis 2-cycle tiller

While re-tilling my garden, the tines stopped rotating. When I stood the tiller on its kickstand and ran it, the tines would rotate, but stop again when entering the soil. There was no change in engine performance, no unusual sounds, and I didn't hit a rock.
I recently topped up the transmission housing with grease and examined the worm and gear-there was no visible wear.
I suspect a clutch problem. Can you tell me how to get the clutch assembly off the machine and examine it? Also, is there a manual available that I can download that would help me in repairing the Mantis? Thanks for information you can provide. **** Combe

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Www.littlewonder.com/12_engine_service_info/401702.pdf

That is a link to a manual.

It is likely the clutch which will have to be pulled off. If you can get your hands on a pulley puller, that would work.

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