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Trouble with my Troy-Built
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Mouse in the wall    Posted 10-13-2003 at 05:51:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I recently went in on an old '80s style 7 HP Troy-built tiller (Tecumseh engine)- The other owner left gas sit in it for three months and now when I go to start it I can't keep it lit- the engine cycles (revs) and I have to keep playing with the gas handle to keep it lit. The other owner is at a loss as to what happened. I don't have the original manual (it was bought used at the beginning of the summer at a yard sale) and I need to know a couple of things- a) can I still get the manual from Troy-Built for it? b) does this have a fuel filter I can replace myself? (I think the gas being old gummed up the works and needs to be run out) We have already tried putting Stabil and new gas into it and the Stabil helped somewhat but it still conks out when you try to till with it. Any helpful advice would be appreciated.

Salmoneye    Posted 10-13-2003 at 07:11:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
The numbers off the engine can be cross-referenced many places on the net...Most Tecumsehs built in the last 30 years all use the same 'style' carb (not necessarily the same model) and they are basically all the same...Exploded views are everywhere on the net...

About the simplest carbs ever...

marty    Posted 11-19-2005 at 10:10:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
yes you can down load a manual for it go to they would have it i down loaded a manual for 78 troy tiller if not go to troy built web sight you can down load onr thier also but your carb needs to be taken off and taken apart and soak it in a good carb cleaner and then blow it out it should work fine after that what happens the gas gets gum up in the jets and the only way to take care of it is to take it apart and blow it all out sincerly marty any question email me at

Willy-N    Posted 10-13-2003 at 06:55:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Like Bill said below it probley is all gumed up with crud from the old gas. Sta/Bil won't help now you need to clean the carb pasages out and make sure the float will let fuel in the bowl and flush the tank. If there is a filter it probly is in the fuel line or bottom of the gas tank. Troy Built will still have a manual for it check on the Net. Mark H.

Bill in TN    Posted 10-13-2003 at 06:40:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would try draining the tank then removing the float bowl from the carb. Probably just some water in the float bowl...spray some carb cleaner after you have the bowl off....

JoeK    Posted 10-13-2003 at 07:26:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
98% of Tecumseh problems are carb related.Tec carbs are VERY crud sensative.As mentioned,remove bowl,drain old gas,then look carefully at brass bowl nut/jet,along the sides there will be 1 or 2 lil tiny holes about wire brush bristle size,using a brush bristle,carefully clean out these holes,This will MANY times resolve Tec carb problems.As I mentioned Tecs are very fussy,always turn off gas,run dry before storage/non-use periods.This simple fix/trick can cure a whole lot of Tecumseh cussin.I see prolly 10-15 snowblowers and 8-10 Tillers every year that need nothing more than those jet hole cleaned.Some folks learn,some folks pay every yr.

Donald Belanger    Posted 06-23-2005 at 14:23:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If a shear pin gets sheared will that stop you from starting your machine?

bobby    Posted 03-12-2004 at 13:37:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am looking for a used carburetor for my troy horse tiller.

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