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05-04-03, 09:02 AM   #1  
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Troy Bilt tiller will not start

I have a 10 year old Troy-built roto-tiller with a 7 hp motor. the horse model. Last year it would only run with the choke on about half-way even when warmed up and this year it will not start at all. It will run for a few seconds if I poor gas or starter fluid in the carb. I have taken off the float cover and cleaned that area up and it has fresh gas. Thanks, Brad

 
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05-04-03, 10:05 AM   #2  
Hello Brad!

You will need to clean the carburetor well. If it has a tecumseh engine, remove the bowl retaining nut, and clean the tiny holes in the sides of it. You may need to remove the entire carb and soak it in carb cleaner.


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05-04-03, 01:37 PM   #3  
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Yes Cheese, it does have a Tecumseh engine. xxxxxxxxxxxxx I had a 10hp Snowblower with the Tecumseh as well. xxxxxxx It would only start in warm weather. Lot of good that does for a snowblower. Consequently I now own a honda push mower, a honda riding lawn mower and a honda 13hp generator. I will try the carburetor cleaning thing.

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The engine you have on this machine is a good one. Let us know how it goes!

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05-06-03, 10:53 PM   #5  
A 1965 tecumseh is a whole lot different from a 1995 though. (as is the case with any manufacturer). The old ones like you have were decent engines.


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05-07-03, 09:55 AM   #6  
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Thanks Cheese,

I got the carburetor cleaned up real good and did not even have to buy new parts. It started on the first pull and it has always run very well after it started. It even runs now without the choke on. God bless.

 
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