DIY rear-tine tiller repair

Learn how to fix your rear-tine tiller when it won't move or its tines won't turn. Find the step-by-step procedures to replace broken parts in our tiller repair guides. Get expert cultivation advice, including answers to common questions, on our articles and videos page. To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your rear-tine tiller, search for your model number.

Rear-Tine Tillers
Repair guides for rear-tine tillers

How to replace the tines on a rear-tine tiller

Badly worn tines cut through the soil less effectively. If the tines are bent, dull or worn, follow these steps to replace the tines on a rear-tine tiller.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
May 1, 2013
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a tiller drive belt

The drive belt connects the engine to the transmission, which drives the tines and wheels. If the drive belt is worn and slipping, follow these steps to replace the drive belt.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
Articles and videos for rear-tine tillers

June 1, 2016
Rear-tine tiller troubleshooting tips - wheels and tines
By Sears PartsDirect staff

See what to check if you're having a problem with the tines and wheels on a rear-tine tiller.

June 1, 2015
Tips for using a rear-tine tiller
By Sears PartsDirect staff

See what depths to till at when using a rear-tine tiller.