Troy Bilt Chipper Shredder Not Running Model CS4325 – Carburetor Cleaning Fixed! – June 26, 2017



This is a repair completed on my neighbors Troy Bilt Chipper Shredder Model CS4235. It would not start for him this past fall and its been at least 1.5 years he estimated since it last ran. Ti has a 11.5 gross torque Briggs and Stratton engine a real monster to rope start. Took the carburetor apart it was really clean inside but the jet in the bowl nut was partially clogged. Just that simple fix got this back running. Will do a follow up after cleaning this up and before returning it to the neighbor!

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29 thoughts on “Troy Bilt Chipper Shredder Not Running Model CS4325 – Carburetor Cleaning Fixed! – June 26, 2017

  1. I have the same model. It's a great machine and it starts right up at the first pull, but only when is cold. I can't get it to start when it's warm. I've done some research but I don't have a good grasp on what's going on. Some say it's the ignition coil, but I do see a small spark when I pull. Perhaps it's the carb, but why would it work all along and not start again after running for some time? Any thoughts?

  2. I just purchased the same model for $300 3 years old and he said he only put 10 hours on it. had trouble starting it from the get go. I put some gas in the carb and was able to get it running. So i know what I`m doing tomorrow.

  3. Just bought I off of Craig's list like new wouldn't start. watched your video didn't even take carb off cleaned bowl and that bottom jet. Starts first pull.

  4. You should let it run out of fuel prior to storage that way the dried fuel will just gummy up everything and this is what will be required everytime this happens.
    Good video mate.

  5. Thanks! I was thinking you had to change the gas out. Once you get it warmed up with ether or carb cleaner, let it burn up all the old gas, I’m thinking. I’m going to go fix mine now!!

  6. Thank you for the “how to” on tuning up the engine. I have one just like this and couldn’t get it to start this spring. I pulled the carburetor off of it and cleaned it up. Now it runs like new. Thanks again!

  7. I have one exactly the same. After watching your video, I went straight to popping the carb bowl off without taking the carb off. That 1/2” fitting that holds the bowl on was plugged on mine too. The carb pulls fuel through the side holes up through the center hole. Mine was gummed up. A few blasts of compressed air, reassemble and it started on the first pull. Wish I would have seen your video sooner. It would have saved a lot of pulling (and a sore elbow). Thanks for the video. I was about to heave the thing onto the back of my pickup and take it somewhere to get fixed. This took me all of five minutes and I’m good as new.

  8. Hi Cliff your neighbour has some nice machines. You have to make shaw he runs them dry when he has finnish with them. I would love that chipper. You done a fantastic job on it. All the best to you.

  9. Nice fix . Same old bad gas and crude . Think your neighbour needs a bit of education on looking after the engines.
    But fair play nice fix .Cheers Pete.

  10. sounds good man I remember when I fixed my neighbors craftsman chipper shredder. I had no work bench but the back of our SUV at the time. I got it going again and my other neighbor who had given it to the neighbor I fixed it for said wow I never thought it would run again lol

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