Mantis Tiller Problem (Won't Start Period)


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Old 04-14-09, 01:20 PM
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Angry Mantis Tiller Problem (Won't Start Period)

Hello, My Mantis which i purchased in February 2006 has refused to crank! It seems to have a serious flooding problems due to amount of gas found inside muffler/exhaust. Has anyone with a Mantis Tiller experience a similar problem? the Ignition coil is firing! A new spark plug has been installed and a new carb kit. Engine fired once yesterday after changing spark plug but it won't crank at all! Should i disassemble the carb if the problem is simple to locate or just replace the carb? The Mantis customer service folks weren't too helpful! They recommended to take it to a dealer which I'm trying to avoid if possible due to their high labor charges.
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Old 04-14-09, 10:27 PM
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If gas is coming out the exhaust, it is flooding terribly. This is a carb problem. The inlet needle may not be seating.
 
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Old 04-15-09, 05:40 AM
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Alright, i will take it apart and inspect it. Thanks

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If gas is coming out the exhaust, it is flooding terribly. This is a carb problem. The inlet needle may not be seating.
 
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Old 04-30-09, 06:23 AM
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FYI,
I recently installed a new carburetor. I found that the old carb had internal damage! Tiller is running fine now!
Thanks for the assistance! I appreciate it very much.

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If gas is coming out the exhaust, it is flooding terribly. This is a carb problem. The inlet needle may not be seating.
 
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Old 05-01-09, 12:24 AM
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Great! Glad to help, and thanks for the update.
 
 

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