Wednesday, June 1, 2011

tiller dies when throttle released?

To Start Your Tiller:--
1. Fill the fuel tank with the proper oil/gasoline mixture.

2. Hand tighten the gasoline cap just until it’s snug.
3. Place the start/stop switch into the “start” position.

4. Pull the choke button all the way out, to completely close the choke.
5. Locate the purge bulb on the upper right of the engine, in front of the fuel tank. It sends fuel into the carburetor, for easy starting. Press the purge bulb until you see fuel flow through the clear fuel return line. Since you’re starting “cold,” you may need to press six to eight times. As soon as fuel starts flowing through
the clear fuel line, stop pressing!
6. Don’t press the throttle lever during the starting of the engine.
7. Pull the starter cord until resistance is felt. Then give the recoil starter
cord a few brisk pulls until the engine fires. Note: Pull the starter cord about 12" to 18".
During cold starting, you may need to pull at least three or four times before the engine
NOTE: When the choke is closed, never pull the cord more than four or five times.
Overpulling may cause flooding. Also, bear in mind that, when the engine fires, it only coughs
or sputters, and will not run on choke.
8. Push the choke button in, all the way, to open the choke.

9. Then pull the starter cord again. The engine should start and run. Let the engine warm
up two to three minutes before using.
Follow these steps whenever you are starting the engine “cold”, or when the engine has run dry and you have just added fuel. Remember, always use short, brisk pulls. Don’t give the cord a long, forceful yank. And, do not let the cord snap back into the starter housing.

Starting a Warm
1. Toggle ignition switch to START position.
2. Push choke button in to the RUN (open) position.
3. If there is no fuel in the clear return line, push primer bulb 3-4 times or until fuel is visible in the line.
4. Pull starter rope using short pulls, 1/2 to 2/3 of the rope length.
5. If engine fails to start in 4 pulls.
6. With engine running, and both hands on the handles, squeeze throttle trigger gradually to increase the engine speed and engage the tines.

A Special Feature (with the idle set properly and the engine running)
Even when the engine is running, the tines won’t turn unless you press the throttle lever on the handlebars. And, when you release the throttle lever, the tines will stop.

About the Choke :---
The choke controls the
amount of air drawn into the
engine. Your tiller will run only
if the choke is open — that is, if
the choke is pushed in.

If you follow the normal
starting procedure, you should
have no problem starting your
tiller. But, just in case you do
have problems, here’s what to do.
Make sure the start/stop
switch is on “start.” You’d be
surprised how many people
forget to toggle the switch into
the “start” position.
If the switch was on “stop”
when you pulled the cord, you
may have flooded the engine.
If you tiller dies when throttle released try adjusting idle:---
the carburetor and idle screws.
If you remove the air-cleaner
cover, you’ll see the two
carburetor, adjustment screws
next to the black choke button.
The “RED” screw is the
HIGH-speed adjustment…The
“WHITE” screw is the low
speed adjustment.
First, remove the tines from
the axle. Then start engine. Let
it run for two to three minutes.
“FLASH” the choke several
times during the warm-up to
clear any air from the Fuel
Then stop the engine after it
reaches operating temperature.
Now, turn the RED, highspeed screw counter-clockwise
all the way to stop…Then turn
the WHITE, low speed screw
halfway between the counterclockwise and clockwise stop
Now restart the engine to
finish the carburetor
Run the engine at full speed
two or three seconds to clear
out any excess fuel. Then return
to idle.
Now, accelerate the engine to
full throttle several times to
check for a smooth transition
from idle to high speed.
If the engine hesitates turn
the WHITE, low-speed screw
counter-clockwise one-eighth of
a turn. Then accelerate the
Repeat the adjustment until
you get a smooth transition to
high speed.