We carry replacement parts, repair parts and accessories for 103 MTD Tiller models
Your MTD tiller is one of those gardening tools that makes life easier thanks to the way it turns over soil and prepares your garden for planting. If you find yourself having trouble getting it to start, some easy fixes should get your tiller working normally again. Just run through this troubleshooting list to determine the problem and the solution.
If your tiller has been sitting out the winter months without being used, any fuel in the tank has gotten old. As condensation accumulates in and around the fuel tank, the gas becomes mixed with water, making it difficult for it to combust when you try to start the tiller up in the spring. As the first step in your tiller troubleshooting routine, drain the tank of old gas, and fill it up with fresh fuel.
Your tiller needs regular maintenance to remain in prime condition. On a regular basis, change the oil, replace the air filter and lubricate all the machine's moving parts. During your tune-up, you can also check the ignition system and carburetor for any problems and make adjustments to the throttle and choke. Sears PartsDirect can easily supply you with any tiller repair parts or maintenance supplies needed for your tune-up.
Often, the problem lies with the carburetor when a tiller's engine doesn't start. Begin by disassembling and cleaning your carburetor. If this doesn't solve the problem, you can purchase a rebuild kit, or consider just taking the simpler route and replacing the carburetor altogether.
Sears PartsDirect has a wide selection of parts available to help you maintain your MTD tiller in peak condition. For assistance with repairs and parts, choose your model from the list above, click the chat button or call 1-800-252-1698.