MTD: For a Growing World.

Diagnose & Troubleshoot Tillers

Select one of the symptoms below to find possible causes and common solutions

Common Symptoms:

Engine Does Not Start

Possible Causes Corrective Actions

1Spark plug wire disconnected

Reconnect wire

Engine throttle control lever incorrectly set

Put lever in FAST position

Fuel tank empty

Add fuel

Stale gasoline

Drain fuel and add fresh fuel

Dirty air filter

Clean or replace filter

Defective or incorrectly gapped spark plug

Inspect spark plug

Carburetor out of adjustment

See engine service dealer

Misadjusted throttle control

See engine service dealer

Dirt or water in fuel tank

See engine service dealer