MTD: For a Growing World.

Diagnose & Troubleshoot

Select one of the symptoms below to find possible causes and common solutions

Common Symptoms:

Engine Fails to Start

Possible Causes Corrective Actions

1Spark plug wire disconnected

Connect wire to spark plug

Fuel tank empty or stale fuel

Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline

Choke, if equipped, not in CHOKE position

Move choke to CHOKE position

Faulty spark plug

Clean, adjust gap, or replace

Blocked fuel line

Clean fuel line

Engine (if equipped with a primer) not primed properly

Prime Engine

Throttle control lever not in a correct starting position

Move throttle lever to FAST position