Tiller Won't Start

Old 02-19-12, 06:08 AM
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Tiller Won't Start

Hi, I have a Honda FR700 tiller here that was running fine in the summer (started on one pull). It wasn't prepped for the winter (dumb, I know) but I am in Toronto, Canada and this winter hasn't been that bad.

Yesterday was pretty mild and I was doing work in the garage, so I thought I would see if it would start up. I noticed that the pull wasn't as easy as it was before when it started.

What should I do to get it started? Should I do the maintenance now that should have been done at the end of summer? Or just wait until the spring when it warms up?
Old 02-19-12, 10:16 AM
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Well, you could start with the basics. Clean and gap the spark plug; change the oil; remove drain plug from bottom of carb and drain any floating sludge. Drain gas tank (if possible) and add new fuel.

You could also try a spray starting fluid and add a carb cleaner to the gas. You may have to remove and clean the carb if the above suggestions don't help.

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