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brad, if it runs for a bit and dies it has to be a fuel problem. i would take the carburetor off and clean it real good with carburetor cleaner. go ahead and put a rebuild kit in it. they are fairly cheap. check the fuel lines that they are not dry and cracked. blow out the fuel filter or replace. blow out the fuel tank make sure it is flowing correctly. some have screens in the bottom that plug up. the 2 wire thing on the bottom of the bowl is a fuel shut off valve. if the key is turned off it will push up on the needle stopping the flow of fuel. a anti back fire valve. gently pull up on the black piece you will see sticking up in the bowl. if it comes off easily it will need replaced or cut off. it may be coming off while running causing it to run out of fuel and die. after it sets for a second it looses its suction and falls back in position letting fuel back in the carburetor so it will run for a few more minutes . dont pry it or pull it off just be sure it is not loose.

Troy-Bilt Pony... | Answered on Apr 04, 2017


If your tiller has sat for any length of time it may have stale gas and the spark plug may need replacing (not just cleaning). Always make sure all wiring and or connections are clean. You can check for spark by removing spark plug, insert it back into spark plug wiring, using a WOOD clothes pin to hold the wire, hold spark end of spark plug (holding the clothes pin only) on metal casing on machine, pull starter cord and check for spark. If you don't use a non conductive instrument such as the clothes pin you will get a nasty shock. If you have no spark it is time to change the plug. Always put your safety first! Hope this helps! Have a great day! If this doesn't work perhaps you will need more information.

Troy-Bilt Pony... | Answered on Apr 01, 2015


The only way to roll around is to remove the pins on the axle and slide the wheels in and replace the pins. If this has never been done sometime its rather hard to do. Hope this will help

Troy-Bilt Pony... | Answered on Mar 07, 2015


The oil most used is the SAE30 non-detergent and should never be over filled. Hope this help

Troy-Bilt Pony... | Answered on Mar 07, 2015


There is no actual transmission disconnect on the mower. If you put in neutral the belt would need to slip on the pulley in order for it to be pushed or roll freely. This usually doesn't happen.

Troy-Bilt Pony... | Answered on Mar 07, 2015


Remove carburetor clean very good, replace needle valve and carb gaskets. Drain fuel tank and wash it good making sure there is no trash or rust. Change the oil and making sure to not over fill.
This is the procedure I have used many times. Hope this will help

Troy-Bilt Pony... | Answered on Mar 07, 2015


Your tiller is a pony.

Troy-Bilt Pony... | Answered on Mar 07, 2015


The carburetor will need to be cleaned very good. New needle valve maybe float and new gaskets That should take care of the problem.

Troy-Bilt Pony... | Answered on Mar 07, 2015


First the float or needle valve will be bad causing gas to get into the oil. The carb would need to be properly repaired then the valves/lifters must be properly adjusted. After this the oil would need to be drained and new oil added. If you over adjusted the lifters the engine will not run and could damage the head or push rods. Hope this will help

Troy-Bilt Pony... | Answered on Mar 07, 2015


Most of the time it will be leaking from a break in fuel lines and also could be a crack in the tank.

Troy-Bilt Pony... | Answered on Mar 07, 2015


The older models do not have an actual model number but only a name to distinguish the size. Early production models include the Horse, Pony and Junior. You must find the location of the serial number tag to order parts that will fit your particular rototiller for seamless replacement of parts. Hope this will help

Troy-Bilt Pony... | Answered on Mar 07, 2015


I found that when you have the tiller at full throttle it can get away easily. Try pulling back the speed a bit and change the depth of the tines to grab a bit more but not enough to launch it. Good luck! Hope this helps you. Cheers, Michele

Troy-Bilt Pony... | Answered on Oct 24, 2014


oh oh big trouble...make sure you installed correctly re check ever thing is there a twist in the belt? not riding true on idler pully? correct belt?is belt cutting into guard housing any where? is the belt making howling noise? use veernier caliper to check dimensions of old belt to new belt.I once x out a drive belt with a generic one that did the same thing. my solution dont buy cheap chinese belts stick to OME belts as the chinese ones may not fit as intended.

Troy-Bilt Pony... | Answered on Sep 09, 2014

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