I was borrowing a friends Troy-Bilt Pony roto tiller and it fell on its
side while I was using it. Its now refusing to start. I thought it
may be flooded and waited a while but that didn't help.
Any thoughts of what may have happened or a solution?
For flooding, remove the spark plug and give the starter a few pulls.
This helps to clear the excess gas out.
I'm not familiar with new Pony models, but my old horse has a manual
choke located on the carburetor right under the air filter. Check that
it isn't bent.
If it fell onto the carburetor, you might check for cracks that could
let air in, or possibly hoses that came off. If it's cracked, it
probably means a new carburetor, since the castings aren't generally
repairable. Does the carburetor seem loose if you try to wiggle it?
If it tipped over, on the side that the air filter is on, motor oil will
sometimes flow onto the filter and clog it. This happened to me on a
Briggs powered lawn mower. Remove the air filter and see if it will
start. If it does you may be able to wash out most of the oil by
soaking the filter in a can of gas.
"Bill B" <mannard1'at'azalea.net> wrote in message
Ditto for some Honda upright engines. (happened to me with a power washer)
Ran, but poorly after washing in gasoline. Ok after new filter. Later, read
warning in owner's manual. Some say RTFM and others say, when all else
fails, RTFM. (what does that mean, anyhow?
Old Chief Lynn
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