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How do I replace the gas lines on a craftsman mini tiller model no 316.292561?

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SOURCE: I need to know the gas mixture ratio for a craftsman weedwacker

Hello mcguilmd:

>>All Two Stroke Engines will use a 50 to 1 Ratio using Today's Two Stroke Oils. I once had an Old Chainsaw probably from the 1950s, maybe Earlier 70s that had a sticker on it that said to use a 25 to 1 Fuel/Oil Ratio, but that would have been using Two Stroke Oils of the Time Period the Chainsaw was Manufactured. I was having a Problem with Oil Coming Out of the Muffler and Started Decreasing the Oil in the Gas. I Reduced the Oil Until it was a t a 45:1 Ratio and Decided to be Safe, I would Use a 40:1 Ratio Mix. In that Chainsaw I used 50 to 1 Ratio with no problems. Today's Two Stroke Oils compared to Yesteryears are more Efficient at Lubricating. It is like comparing Today's Synthetic Motor Oil to Motor Oils of Decades ago. All the Equipment I use in Landscaping, anything from a Weed Eater, Leaf Blower, Chainsaw, Hedge Trimmer, use 40 to 1 ratio, and I use all types of makes and models, Stihl, Homelite, Husqvarna, Shindaiwa, and Echo, Sears. I mix up a 5 Gallon Fuel can and use it in all of the Equipment for my Customers and for my Landscaping. I like my Fuel/Oil Ratio a Little Heavy, so I use a 40:1 Ratio. The Following was Copied and Pasted here from and MTD E-mail to me when I Asked for the OEMs Suggested Mixture for this Unit. The mixture, as described by the engine manufacturer, is a 50:1 ratio when using the approved types of 2-cycle engine oils.
50:1 ratio is a mix consisting of 2.5 ounces of 2-cycle oil per 1 gallon of gasoline.
The 2-cycle oil used should be approved and have one or more of the following specification titles: NMMA TC-WII, TC-W3, JASO FB, or JASO FC. NOTE: If unsure of the 2-cycle oil specifications, or the oil is not approved, use a 32:1 fuel to oil ratio. This ratio consists of 4 ounces of oil per one gallon of fuel.
NOTE: Always mix 2-cycle fuel oil and fuel in an approved gasoline safe container prior to filling the engine. Make sure to use a separate gas can for this 2-cycle fuel mixture and label it accordingly. Keep in mind that the fuel capacity of these engines normally is less than a gallon, therefore you will have to use this extra oil mixture for multiple fuel fills. Adding a fuel stabilizer will also help to increase the shelf life of fuel.
>>I Suggest Using a 40:1 Ratio and if Oil Starts Coming Out the Muffler then go to a 50:1 Ratio.
Please, Do Not Hesitate, If I Missed Something or you Hit a Snag or this Does Not Correct the Problem, I am Here if You Require More Assistance.
Hope this Helps. Let me Know What Happens, Please. May the All Mighty Bless You and Yours. Be Safe and Be Happy. Thanks.

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Posted on May 14, 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: I need to know the plug gap on a 31.5cc Craftsman

Set you spark plug gap to twenty five thousands, or the width/thickness of a match book cover if you have no gauge.
Sounds like you will need to clean your carburetor.
Sometimes you can get by with priming it a few times, and letting it run a few times like that and it will flush the gunk out of the jets,but most of the time you will need to rebuild the carburetor.
If the mower/weedeater is over a couple years old, then I also recommend that you buy and install a new carburetor repair kit,because the diaphragm will get hard and that will cause it to be hard to crank.
When you clean your carburetor and remove the jet screws, You will first seat the jet screws and count the number of turns it takes to seat the jets from their original position.
That way when you go to put the jets back in, you know how many turns they were in/out.
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Good Luck, I hope this helped

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

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SOURCE: craftsman mini tiller

Our MiniTiller died so we tore it apart and cleaned it. It still did not work so we tore it apart and examined it more thoroughly and then found the carburetor to be in a horde mess. We don’t want to repair it ourselves so knowing where to buy a new one or to know where to find a repairman would help.

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Posted on Jun 02, 2010

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SOURCE: I am replacing all the fuel line including primer

I see that this machine has a 2 stroke engine. These directions work on the 2-stroke engines of Sears trimmers. I've never seen a diagram but many explanations are out there.
The small diameter line out of fuel tank (has fuel filter in-tank on end) connects directly to the side of the carburetor that has the fuel pump....that is the cover without the hole in it. Other larger diameter fuel line out of tank connects to the longer nipple on the external purge/primer bulb. The bulb "pulls" fresh fuel from the fuel tank to the carb and then out of the carb to itself, where it then pushes any air/old fuel back into the fuel tank. The remaining larger diameter fuel line in this setup goes from the metering chamber (has cover with writing on it and a vent-hole) side of the carburetor to the smaller nipple on the purge/primer bulb. Again, on the primer bulb, the longer nipple has a line going directly from it to the tank. The shorter nipple on the bub has a line from it going to the metering chamber side of the carburetor. If the purge/primer bulb is on top of the carb...small line from carb body to small hole in tank with filter. Larger diameter line goes from the bulb on the fuel pump side of the carb to the larger hole in the fuel tank where the line is held in place with a nylon nipple connector that keeps the line from pulling out of the tank.

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Last year I started the tiller and while I was using it it just quit and it wouldn't start again. I replaced the gas and put in a new spark plug and still couldn't get it started.


Did you remove & drain the bowl below the carb. If that doesn't work remove the carb & clean out all ports & passageways. Use non-ethanol gas in the future & remove all fuel at the end of the season including in the carb & fuel lines.

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I own a 2 cycle mini tiller craftsman and I need a manual for it. I want to tune up tiller it's blowing smoke.


Manuals for many Craftsman tools are available here: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals . Lots of tillers are listed just by searching for Craftsman tiller. If you can find the model number (usually on a plaque on the housing of the tiller), you can narrow down the list greatly.

I hope this helps.

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Mar 31, 2011 | Mtd Craftsman 4Cycle Mini Tiller

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I bought the Craftsman 4-Cycle Mini Tiller , Model# 29937 at Sears this morning. It did not has a manual. How can I get the manual ? Thanks Le


Your situation is puzzling and in fact on the Sears site with your tillers' parts list, they state the manual is no longer available with no replacement either. See item no. 92 on parts list.
Here is the parts list and diagram if there are any help to you.
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Craftsman-Parts/All-Products-Parts/Model-917299370/0247/1508000/00010290/00001?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=
Don't fear. Here is a link to a 6.5HP Craftsman tiller that I also hope will help. This model is a close relative but has rear tines.
http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0912306.pdf

Oct 21, 2010 | Craftsman Gas Mini - Tiller/Edger

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I have a Model 29270 REV B00 Craftsman 4 cycle mini-tiller. Can't find a spark plug or air filter. Appreciate some direction.


Craftsman part numbers will help on this search. Typically 3 digits separated by a '.' such as 345.45687

If you can find these, please re-post the question. :)

Sep 25, 2010 | Craftsman Gas Mini - Tiller/Edger

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I a craftsman 4 cycle tiller & i can not get gas to pump to the carburetor.


Take the fuel line off at the carb. Blow back to the tank. Attach the fuel line to the carb. Try it. If no luck...Take the line off at the pump and blow back. Attach the line and try. If no luck...As long as all the wiring is correct, clean or replace the pump. Good luck...Lee

Jan 14, 2010 | Craftsman Gas Mini - Tiller/Edger

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Craftsman edger won't start


Does it have a primer bulb? If so, make sure the bulb is not cracked. Also, make sure the fuel lines are not cracked and the fuel supply line reaches the bottom of the tank. Fuel lines, as silly as it sounds, degrade when exposed to gas for long periods of time. If they are cracked it will draw more air than fuel and not allow the engine to run. You can buy replacement fuel line/primer bulb kits for under $10 at practically any hardware store.

May 24, 2009 | Craftsman Gas Mini - Tiller/Edger

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Roto tiller won't start - primer bulb


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

May 23, 2009 | Craftsman Gas Mini - Tiller/Edger

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