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Troy-bilt Pony Tiller won't start

Posted by dryndusty z8 AZ (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 5, 07 at 22:49

I have a 6 horse Troy-Bilt Pony tiller with Briggs & Stratton INTEK 140 engine. When it wouldn't start this spring I changed the old gas for fresh, changed the two air filters and the spark plug. Not a sign of life, it didn't fire at all.
Today I invited my hotshot neighbor over, the one who usually knows everything about everything. Gas is coming out of the tube from the tank, the spark plug is wet a bit, after you pull the rope, there is a good spark, as evidenced by his inline tester. If starting fluid is sprayed into the carberator, it will start and run for a second, which we did several dozen times. We drained out all the gas again and replaced with fresh. No joy. Any thing we over looked or can think of why it won't start?

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RE: Troy-bilt Pony Tiller won't start

You must clean the carburator, grasshoppa...

Gotta love spray carb cleaner, Remove the bowl, clean the bowl, blow up into the stem that you took the bowl nut out of and drain some fuel through to ensure all the old stuff is out.Make sure the float is working freely. Next blow through the passages in the bowl nut and re-assemble. Usually that does it without taking more extrordinary measures. Keep the carb cleaner off the rubber bowl seal.

RE: Troy-bilt Pony Tiller won't start

Thank you for recognizing this small one, Master. I will spray the sacred Carborator Cleaner as directed.

RE: Troy-bilt Pony Tiller won't start

Also, make sure breather hole in gas cap is open. If it is plugged up with a mud wasp egg, it won't run more than 15 seconds!

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