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I had gotten a good old fashion tiller a good many years ago I used her once and put her away the next time I took her out she would not fire up. What could be wrong where do I go first to make her work again ...My son mentioned about taking her to school as a small engine repair subject but that's an iffy and I would like to be able to use here now when I need to .. any help out there is appreciated.

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Could be many things....

first try dumping out the old Gas and putting in fresh. Make sure the oil hasn't thickened up to much, if so change it.
Put in a new spark plug then try her again

There are a few other thoughts but these require some amount of dismantling

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RE: New Spark Plug,

Most Small Gas Engines come with a Champion brand Spark Plug, but an Auto-lite, or better yet an A/C brand Spark Plug is much more reliable.

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Why?

Just because the 'tiller doesn't work are you assuming it's a 'she'. And YB how do you dismantle thoughts, I await your reply with some interest.
Sussexman

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suxxex

Around here, most pieces of equipment have always been referred to as a 'she'. don't ask me why, try Googleing it.

I was not referring to dismantling thoughts, I was referring to the motor. In other words I was referring to other "things" to try after some thought about it and those thoughts were about dismantling the motor.

Don't you Brits know how to speak English ;)

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tiller

the previous posts are fine, but you need to clean the small holes and the jets out in the carborator.you have to take it apart, and with a very small wire clean each little hole. who ever does this needs to know a little about engines. i know this to be true because i had to do it to my snowblower, use carb cleaner also. hope this helps.....

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Back at ya all

Thanks for the help! I will try every thing soon. and get back ya all again. and I have always relied on calling motorized equipment shes but for a few things in house... I oft wonder why men would call tools B words for it would sometimes either go with and inny or outy.... Later 0:-)

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Moderate YB

My My YB you are getting a little tetchy in your old age. Just for the record 'Brit' I may be as I come from Britain but my nationality is Welsh. In actual fact they do say that the welsh language is the original english that was spoken before the Romans come to britain and drove the ethnic natives back to Wales and Cornwall.
Maybe you call machines 'she' because they are there for the benifit of men and to make life easier and more comfortable for them. After all isn't this what women were put on this old earth for?
Sussexman
It's easy to be brave with the 'Pond' betwix.

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Men Please behave your selves,

there is nothing more to say on that matter but I have so much more Welsh my I my self a a mixture of Irish Welsh Royal English Scottish Polish German and American heathen...that still have not broken that casting as of yet nor have I poured out the gas for I think there is none and before I say any more to make it look I stuck my foot in my mouth I have not looked but I think one of the boys took what gas for one of the bikes I don't believe the oil has thickened but before the morn turns to noon I shall have the thing pulled to the porch thankful of the wheels to actually wheel it to the porch and check all that and do what is needed to ensure what is needed instead of checking out the now broken dryer blown this morn I am sure its of the breaker box that seems to be a hazard in the modules homes minus the wheels now days ha the breaker is near the back door so when the door is slammed just right it can and will loosen the contacts .. yea I do all the things around the place here.. as for the pond betwix I am sure there is more to it if it was referred to as the mud hole and that is just a tug of war betwix and it all depends on which side pulls the most before one or the other would be just wet with mud...rather than wet between the ears no matter how big or small they are...as for what women are put here for well to carry on with what the good lord had created but I can do what they can to some level of degree but there are some things that can not be done with out the other counter part now can it unless one would want a strangers child and they can go down to the local "S" bank and make a withdraw no matter if it early or late... at least if I was with any other man I would of known them before.... God do I know what he had placed men here on earth for and that was to make it easier for both counterparts.... AgruHHHHHH time to go to bed I am tired after working all morning in the house and then out in the yard ... building my front garden back to what I envisioned it to be. :p

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Yea recycle your tiller, Nora!

"dear god, help us to recycle peace and love!" :)

Thanks,
^Fawn^

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FawnVT

Yea I have been doing peace and love all along as well been doing it by hand for a long time and I am about on the verge of getting an older mode of transportation just to do even more peace and love bearing a Horse for then cops will not be able to pull me over for all the ills in the laws world.... it will add to my privacy as well...cause I will be wearing a bandana over my face to keep the smoggies at bay then they can call me a bandit.
LOL
Sister Nora Smith

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Bandit Sister Nora

LOL Im sure you are :)

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Ok update on tiller

I got it started it was not the gas or the oil and now I remember why I did not mess with it any more when I put it in to drive it dies.. Even with choke in and running fast? SO what now?

YB
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Pull the spark plug and..

look at it, is it gummed up or does it look clean or maybe a blackish tint? A bad plug would cause what your seeing.

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Spark Plugs?

YB this tale will bring a smile even to you. Friend of mine went to a truck auction and bought an old truck to shift logs in. It said'firing on 3 cylinders'. He drove it home (slowly I can tell you) put it in his garage and had a look at the engine. Well when he took the plugs out to see what was wrong he noticed one had been hammered shut so he replaced the plug started the engine. Next thing he knew was waking up in hospital. Apparently that the cylinder of the plug had no piston so the petrol was being shot straight into the sump. When he replaced the plug and the cylinder got a good spark you can guess the rest. So he ended up with no truck, no garage, that blew up with the truck and 4 weeks in hospital. Talk about buyer beware.
Sussexman

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Ouch!

!!

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Oil vs Dirt

I wouldn't get oil in my fingernails, but don't mind the dirt :) So when it comes machines or change oil, that's my man's job! LOL ;) And my job that I don't mind is to play with dirt :D

Yup I have to admit that I knew nothing about 'em (change oil nor the plugs!) :P hehe

FawnVT

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I began

to think all american ladies were amazons. Doing all the thigs that us men should be doing, and better it seems. But along came FawnVT to restore my faith in the 'weaker sex'. Playing in the dirt is far more fun than playing with oil and grease any day
Sussexman
I stood still this morning and time passed me by. We put our clocks forward.BST

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I guess he found out why...

the plug was hammered shut.. Never heard a story like that before.

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The weaker sex

my mammaw's foot.
I have bore and raised 4 children, worked full time while managing a small hobby farm and taking care of aging parents. I can change my own oil and yours, and am working heavy highway right now. Weaker sex my foot or better yet, where's the skillet??

KLANG KLANG - 2 for flinching!!!!!!!1

Thanks,
Elsie in Ohio ./.

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Ooooo....

Glad that skillet wasn't aimed at me this time...

It is quite obvious that you never met Elsie in person.....

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Weaker sex lord and behold,

I have my family to thanks for what toughness I have but I will not put my bloodlines down in thee processes either. being American but with the lines of many homelands on the across the Atlantic sea and abroad the Pacific as well.. If at all you have ever stood waiting in any line no matter what type we all are as tough as nails.. Quite the need to be a female but having to work as hard as a man is better than rotting away sitting of a tuff of fluff called a couch its the man in this house that is the weaker sex to boot cause he claims he works and I don't ha what a fool.. Any woman like I that can get out do the gardens and yard as I do as well as the house work chores and still fix a meal and then change the oils brakes lord have mercy on the fool of faltering the one that does more work than he ever does at his so called place of work.. all he does is run a darn sheet rock machine drier and locks out if need be maybe bead over the running boards to pick up a thing or two.. I call that more lazy than I have ever been in my whole life ever.. he is only tired from 12 hour shifts...while I am beat from true hard labor that I do trying to please when he has never ever been satisfied in what I do cause he would never do it he would never know the work and pleasure of the true means of life..This true Royal blood line is in the garden with my lords!

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My My

Just goes to show how sensitive you ladies are. Okay I'm still in the age where you stand up when a lady comes in the room, give your seat in a bus or train to a female regardless of age, open the door and allow a lady to pas through first ( and that is not to get the first round in). It's what I was brought up to treat all ladies with respect no matter what their age or station in life.
Sussexman.

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