Model #SV-5C-2 MANTIS Front Tine, Gas Tiller

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Gap SV5C2 Mantis Tiller/cultivator

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Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com. I will be more than happy to assist you. I can understand any frustration you may have experienced with regards to your unit. Let’s see what we can do for you.

I’m showing there are many different way on setting this gap. I was able to find the easiest way to set the gap. Click here to view the video on how to set the gap, and what tools and everything you will need. 

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JeffwallaceIII -
Sears Technician
April 29, 2015
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Mantis Tille.r fuel bulb will not reinflate SV-5C-2 Mantis Tiller/cultivator

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Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect. I can certainly understand how frustrating it can be when your primer bulb will not go back to its shape. I did look into the model number you have provided and I have found information to assist you. 

The primer bulb staying depressed indicates fuel is not passing through the carburetor. Your carburetor may need to be cleaned out to prevent the primer bulb from sticking. 

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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
June 09, 2014
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My mantis 7225 will not start

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While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, I notice you didn't complete your model number to your question, a suggestion I have is to add complete model number to this thread so you can get a better answer from the experts!

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Dezeray S -
April 16, 2011
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the model # is mantis 7225d also the fuel tank is getting pressure is this right?

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alwaysconfused -
April 16, 2011
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the motor is a sv-5c-2

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alwaysconfused -
April 16, 2011
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The fuel tank should not pressurize. Look on the parts diagram on the "fuel tank" page and check item 8. This check valve should let pressure bleed out of the fuel tank.

When you push the primer, it should force fuel through the carburetor and back into the fuel tank. Be sure the fuel hoses are connected correctly.

If you have more questions, reply on this thread and I will be glad to help.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
April 18, 2011
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thank you for your response. I changed the check valve and now it wants to run but I can't get it to prime The lines are hooked up right and i can feel it has pressure on the return line but I can't tell if the supply line is sucking the gas in I also changed the fuel filter. when i tried to start it after changing the check valve it tried to start a few times then stopped also the primer bulb is not filling up I tried pushing the primer bulb down while blocking the return line to make sure the bulb was not leaking and it seemed fine

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alwaysconfused -
April 18, 2011
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The primer must be drawing gas if you feel pressure on the return line. The primer doesn't force gas into the cylinder. It fills the carburetor with fresh gas for starting. I would remove the carburetor and take it apart again. Spray carburetor cleaner through all the fuel passages and blow them out with compressed air. I think the carburetor is restricted somewhere. Be sure you have installed the diaphragm in the carburetor properly. I know it is frustrating when you do all this work and the engine doesn't start. I have been there. Most times when this has happened to me, I found that I had done something wrong. Good luck

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
April 19, 2011
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Thanks Again Jimmy! I took apart the carburetor again and everything looks right according to the parts blow up on Mantis, and sears diagrams. I was wondering if I somehow damaged the diaphragm with all the times I have taken it apart and put it back together again? also the rebuild kit came with two diaphragm one has 2 small holes that match the gasket and one has only one hole that matches the gasket and the other one is not there. also I put the carburetor body into my carb cleaner ( the gallon can one) and rinsed it off. while it was soaking I inspected the primer bulb plate and it seemed to be working by pulling in from the side small holes and blowing out the return line plus the primer bulb didn't seem like it was bad this is driving me crazy I know it is something small I am overlooking :-(

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alwaysconfused -
April 19, 2011
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