Rotor Tiller MTD 215-340-352 Engine Trouble

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Old 05-22-11, 09:53 AM
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Rotor Tiller MTD 215-340-352 Engine Trouble

My tiller is having engine issues. It only runs with the choke fully closed and when its in run mode. Sometimes it cuts itself off. I'm thinking it might be the carburetor, but when I mess with it, there is a lever underneath the filter box and when i push it full to its stop the engine increases its rpms to a more healthier sound. What should I do to tackle this problem? Clean the carburetor? Adjust the lever settings? Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 05-22-11, 01:47 PM
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Don't move the lever settings, it is set from the factory and should never need to be moved again. The carburetor needs to be opened up and cleaned out.
 
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Thanks for the information...is that a fairly easy do as you go process?
 
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Old 05-22-11, 07:06 PM
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Yes, very easy. Take the bowl off and clean every passage you can find in the carburetor and you'll probably have it fixed. Use automotive spray carb cleaner and a tiny wire to run through the jets.
 
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Hey thanks for the help with that! I'll let you know how it goes!
 
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