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Need to Adjust the carburetor --
Try by tightening both setting screws (not too tight as this will damage them) ...just enough to the home position...then backing off 1-1/2 turns on each. Try to start, if does not start, then then back off another 1/4 turn, continue till you can start then once started regulate adjust screws slowly to find a smooth idle.
on Jan 09, 2018
Carburetor settings on Mantis tiller
Turn the carb mixture screw all the way in until it bottoms out and count the turns as you do that, then turn it out the same number of turns plus 1/2 more and see how it idles, if it runs poorly try turning it in and out slightly for best idle.
on Oct 17, 2016
What is left to do but change the flywheel?
check what they call air gap between the coil and flywheel .010-.012 gap
also be sure your flywheel is in time.
you will actually have to remove it to do this and check for the sheared key or be sure the key way aligns with the crankshaft keyway on the flywheel
on Dec 04, 2015
Engine runs tines dont
The following was extracted from the Mantis owners manual..
At some point, you may find that the tines won't turn when you press the throttle. This may mean the engine isn't sitting all the way down on the worm gear housing. Perhaps you've been using your Tiller
for several years. Or perhaps you've removed the engine for use with the Mantis hedge trimmer attachment, then replaced it. In either case, the flange bolt may have come loose and lifted the engine up.
If this happened you'll notice a gap between the bottom of the engine clutch case and the top of the worm gear housing.
To fix this, loosen the flange bolt. Take the engine off the worm gear housing. Notice the hex head on top of the drive shaft . Inside the clutch case, you'll find the clutch drum. Make sure the hex head
lines up with the clutch drum inside the clutch case. Then put the engine back on the worm gear housing. Make sure the plastic carrying handle is not under the fuel tank. If you've followed these steps properly, there will be no gap between the clutch case and the worm gear housing. Make sure you tighten the flange bolt.
on Jun 12, 2015
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