Tecumseh TCII Troy Built mini-tiller won't start

jjacobwestonApril 25, 2007

I'm having trouble starting my old TCII tiller. It hasn't been started in a few years, so I guess I wasn't that surprised when it didn't start. I've filled it with some 24:1, checked the spark plug and tried hardwiring the switch-cutoff in case of a bad switch, but it still doesn't seem to be starting up. Any suggestions on what to do with it, short of taking it in for repair?

J.

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canguy(British Columbia)

Remove the air filter and shoot a spritz of gas, NOT starting fluid, into the carb. If it fires and quits, your carb is gummed up and needs overhaul.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2007 at 1:13PM
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bill_kapaun

Here's a link for the service manual-
It seems to be a bit flaky at times, so if it doesn't work now, try again at a later time.

Here is a link that might be useful: TC Manual

    Bookmark   April 26, 2007 at 4:59AM
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mla2ofus

You said you "hardwired the switch". What do you mean? If a switch is suspect,I disconnect it as it grounds the coil to kill the spark.
Mike

    Bookmark   April 26, 2007 at 8:28AM
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