Engine won't start, tines won't turn or engine runs rough or misfires are tiller problems you may face when trying to cultivate your garden. Follow the DIY troubleshooting tips for the appropriate symptom to get the tiller running again. Order the replacement parts you need by keying your model number in the search field and browsing the repair parts for your tiller. Use our step-by-step
tiller repair guides to install repair parts and get back to tilling. Back to DIY tiller help Symptoms common to all tillers
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Main causes: broken shaft clevis pins, transmission failure
Main causes: dirty carburetor, engine needs tune up, stale gas
Main causes: leaky engine head gasket, damaged sump gasket, damaged oil drain plug seal, loose or cracked fuel line, leaky carburetor seal
Main causes: carburetor failure, bad gasoline, dirty spark plug, broken recoil starter
Main causes: damaged tines, broken clevis pins, worn drive belt, faulty transmission, clutch cable problems, improper depth-stake setting
Main causes: worn or broken drive belts, bad transmission, clutch cable problems
Main causes: clutch cable problems, faulty transmission
Repair guides common to all tillers
These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your tiller.
The recoil starter spins the engine when you pull the starter rope, and the rope retracts when released. If the recoil starter assembly is broken, follow the steps in this repair guide to replace it.
Articles and videos common to all tillers
Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your tiller.
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This chart will help you find the right carburetor for your Craftsman snowblower, tiller or log splitter.
These frequently asked questions might help you figure out what's wrong with your garden tiller.