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05-02-12, 11:38 AM   #1  
Mantis Tiller

I have a Mantis Tiller and I can't get it started. I have changed the Spark Plug, Changed the air filter and checked the on/off switch Wiring. Does anyone have an Idea?

 
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05-02-12, 11:46 AM   #2  
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Do you have spark at the plug? If so can you put a little gas in the carb and will it run?

 
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05-02-12, 11:52 AM   #3  
Yes Spark at the Plug and already tried the gas bit

 
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05-02-12, 12:08 PM   #4  
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Well, i think those are 2 cycle engines on them so the only thing left is compression. Is that an older model? 2 cycle engines should have at 125 lbs to run or at least that's what i've found in my experiences with them.I would check that also. Do you at least get a pop or anything with the gas trick?

 
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05-02-12, 12:21 PM   #5  
No pop at all, Do you maybe Think it may be a clogged gas filter inside the gas tank?

 
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05-04-12, 06:43 AM   #6  
Sorry it took so long. It could be a clogged filter but putting gas in it should at least give you a pop or something. when you pull on the rope does it seem to have any kind of drag to it, like there is compression? Also look in the cylinder ( pull the plug out) and see if the piston is moving?

 
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05-04-12, 05:46 PM   #7  
Is the exhaust clogged? Is the spark plug wet? Does the engine have compression?


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