Mantis tiller starting problems

I'm assuming here that you have the arm strength for a quick, solid pull. Keep your arm close to the body on the pull, like you're trying to elbow someone behind you really hard. posted by bfranklin. two cycle engine on a small tiller wont start. It has new gas, new oil, a clean spark plug. What else can I check? If you do try starting fluid don't spray directly, spray a rag and hold close to the intake, just a little goes a long way and may be a bit less hard on the engine. But really should not be needed for a new engine. posted by sammyo. The trick is really just listening for the engine firing on its own for a quarter second or so, then trying to start with open choke. I would recommend you get a couple of spare spark plugs (and maybe a tube of spark plug anti-seize compound) from your local auto parts or small engine shop. The gas/oil mix you're feeding a 2 stroke can coat the spark plug with enough oil in a relatively short number of full choke, full primed pulls, that it no longer develops a bright strong spark. Even letting it sit, to "dry out" may not remove excess oil from the plug. Your best bet is to start every new start attempt with a known effective spark plug, either the one that was running successfully last time, or a clean, dry one you've just put in, or a new one. Mind how you handle and install plugs, check the gap with a round wire gauge immediately before installing, and never use or try a plug with obviously damaged threads, insulator, or tips. posted by paulsc. Ask MetaFilter is a question and answer site that covers nearly any question on earth, where members help each other solve problems. Ask MetaFilter is where thousands of life's little questions are answered. Learn which plants thrive in your Hardiness Zone with our new interactive map!. I'm just looking for some advice distiller does it come with a spark plug it doesn't come with a choke y mean a plunger has a manual toggle switch on and off by the havitamins to clean up the do I