Model #31629256 CRAFTSMAN Cultivator

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Q:

craftsman 2 cycle mini tiller model 316.29256 stalls when throttle actuated. The tines startto turn then tiller dies

A:

I know that it can be very inconvenient for you not to have your tiller working properly.  While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have added a helpful link that may provide information to assist you with your question.

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Yadira B -
May 02, 2013
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Hi,

Thanks for contacting ManageMyLife. I understand how frustrating it is having trouble with your product not working correctly.

I would recommend the below listed instructions and say the when the air filter is off use carburetor cleaner to spray into the throat of the tiller to flush the jets.  Do not spray large potions into the carburetor, just a small flush.  And then run and use the adjustment instructions below.   

Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance. We are always here to help.

Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.

Bill

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
May 03, 2013
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I have the same problem. I first cleaned the carburetor, that didn't work. I replaced the fuel lines, that didn't work. I then got a re-build kit and re-built the carburetor and I still have the same problem. what more can I possibly do? The motor will start when choked then shut off when throttled. If I manually hold the choke I can rev-up the engine, but when I let go of the choke it stalls.

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Mark -
May 19, 2013
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The above instructions in the picture has the adjustment for the carburator. I would suggest you try the adjustment process.

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
May 20, 2013
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Where do I find the instruction to adjust the carburator?

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Errol -
July 11, 2013
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Here is a link for a minitiller that has a good mechnic adjusting the carburator and this will help you out lots.

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
July 25, 2013
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replacing the rotor/clutch on a 536.292522 cultivator 31629256 Craftsman Cultivator

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Searspartsdirect.com is always a great resource to find the answers to your parts questions. Your Sears partsdirect expert will research your question and respond within two business days but usually sooner. Thank you for using Searspartsdirect.com!

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Alina -
April 19, 2013
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Thank you for your question.I will be happy to assist you. There are not any special instructions for removing the engine from the gear case. Just remove the four bolts to separate them. You may need to take the cable and wires loose to maneuver the engine to access the clutch. Once the engine is off, remove the spark plug and pull the start rope until the piston is down. Then insert about 10 inches of a 12 inch piece of 1/4 inch soft rope. The rope will keep the engine from turning when you loosen the clutch. Now you can do the repair. Be sure to turn the gear case shaft once it is apart to ensure the problem is not in the gear case. A broken gear in the gear case will cause the same problem you are having.   I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.  Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
April 22, 2013
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Gas line hose diagram for cultivator #316.29256

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I understand how handy it is to have a copy of your gas lines. While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have attached a helpful link below that may provide information to assist you with your question. Have a great day!

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Alina F. -
June 21, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry; we do not have written instructions for the routing of the fuel lines on your product. Our technicians are thought the basic routing because the routing cannot change much from year to year. If you have one large fuel line and one smaller this eliminates some chance for error. If you have 2 small fuel lines to the carburetor connect them and start the engine. Reversing the fuel lines will not prevent the engine from starting. If you have them connected backwards, the engine will start and die. Reverse them and you will be correct.

The routing of the fuel lines vary from model to model. Keep in mind that the primer bulb circulates fuel from the tank, through the carburetor, and back into the fuel tank. One line goes from the fuel tank to the carburetor. One line goes from the fuel tank to the primer bulb, from the primer bulb to the carburetor, and back to the fuel tank. The small line in the fuel tank should have the filter attached to it. I have added a sketch below of how the fuel should flow in the circuit.

I have found a video I think will be useful. Please click here to watch a video on how the fuel lines are routed. If you need further assistance, please submit more details.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears technician. Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations: Sears Home Services .

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
June 24, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry; we do not have written instructions for the routing of the fuel lines on your product. Our technicians are thought the basic routing because the routing cannot change much from year to year. If you have one large fuel line and one smaller this eliminates some chance for error. If you have 2 small fuel lines to the carburetor connect them and start the engine. Reversing the fuel lines will not prevent the engine from starting. If you have them connected backwards, the engine will start and die. Reverse them and you will be correct.

The routing of the fuel lines vary from model to model. Keep in mind that the primer bulb circulates fuel from the tank, through the carburetor, and back into the fuel tank. One line goes from the fuel tank to the carburetor. One line goes from the fuel tank to the primer bulb, from the primer bulb to the carburetor, and back to the fuel tank. The small line in the fuel tank should have the filter attached to it. I have added a sketch below of how the fuel should flow in the circuit.

I have found a video I think will be useful. Please click here to watch a video on how the fuel lines are routed. If you need further assistance, please submit more details.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears technician. Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations: Sears Home Services .

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
June 24, 2012
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