April 19, 2023

DIY tiller repair

Tillers make it easier to turn the soil and incorporate soil amendments. If the wheels or tires on your rear-tine or front-tine tiller won't turn, or the engine runs rough or won't start, use Sears PartsDirect's symptom troubleshooting tips below and our DIY repair guides for expert advice and step-by-step instructions.

Learn the difference between front- and rear-tine tillers and find out how to take good care of your tiller in our articles and videos. To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your tiller, search for your model number.

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Symptoms common to all tillers

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April 19, 2023

Main causes: clutch cable problems, faulty transmission…

April 19, 2023

Main causes: damaged tines, broken clevis pins, worn drive belt, faulty transmission, clutch cable problems, improper de…

April 19, 2023

Main causes: worn or broken drive belts, bad transmission, clutch cable problems…

April 19, 2023

Main causes: leaky engine head gasket, damaged sump gasket, damaged oil drain plug seal, loose or cracked fuel line, lea…

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Main causes: broken shaft clevis pins, transmission failure…

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Main causes: dirty carburetor, engine needs tune up, stale gas…

January 10, 2024

Main causes: carburetor failure, bad gasoline, dirty spark plug, broken recoil starter…

Repair guides common to all tillers

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your tiller.

How to replace a tiller recoil starter
May 01, 2013

How to replace a tiller recoil starter

The recoil starter spins the engine when you pull the starter rope, and the rope retracts when released. If the recoil s…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less

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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August 30, 2022

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Find the right carburetor assembly for a Craftsman snowblower, tiller or log splitter
December 28, 2018

Find the right carburetor assembly for a Craftsman snowblower, tiller or log splitter

This chart will help you find the right carburetor for your Craftsman snowblower, tiller or log splitter.…