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My Mantis Tiller won't start and there is grinding type noise when I try and start it. I recently did some very lengthy trench digging over a period of about 2 months.

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It sounds like the clutch springs may be overheated and the clutch shoes rub while you try to start it.

If you loosten the screw that holds the engine to the gear box you can try to start it without the clutch and see if that is it.
Good luck

Posted on Apr 08, 2011

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