The gearing appears to be stuck as, as soon as the machine bursts into life the gearing is engaged abd th wire spins
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If your machine has a clutch the idle may be too high causing it to engage all the time

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There`s no difference between a `strimmer` and a `trimmer`, they`re the same tool.
Stihl (/stiːl/ ( listen), German: [ʃtiːl]) is a German manufacturer of chainsaws and other handheld power equipment including trimmers and blowers. Their headquarters are in Waiblingen, Baden-Württemberg, near Stuttgart, Germany.
Strimmers often have a nylon or plastic blade, which deals with grass trimming and weeds just fine but could easily break upon contact with overgrown areas. Brush cutters, on the other hand, use metal blades to get through thicker, hardier vegetation.
But it`s not just long grass in tight spots that a strimmer is good for. They`re great at scything down long grass ready for a lawnmower, good at getting rids of weeds wherever they live and the ideal tool for creating crisp clean lawn edges.
If you really must strim wet grass, you can. But make sure it`s only once in a while. Cutting grass when it`s wet also increases the chances of lawn diseases taking a hold and damaging your lawn.
STIHL competitors include Husqvarna and MTD Products.
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STIHL Inc. is located on over 180 acres in Virginia Beach, with over one million square feet of manufacturing, warehouse, and office space. STIHL Inc. employs almost 3,000 people nationwide, with over 2,700 employed at its manufacturing facility in Virginia Beach. STIHL Inc.

Typically speaking, brush cutters run on either a two-stroke or a four-stroke engine. Two-stroke engines tend to be lighter than four-stroke engines, but they are also more difficult to start and less efficient. While being more powerful, four-stroke engines are more expensive and less common.
The trimmer line cleanly mows the grass and can be easily adjusted in case of wear or contact with objects. On the other hand, lawn trimmers with plastic blades are more suitable for larger lawns, as they show less material wear. However, caution is advised close to walls and stony areas.
Most STIHL gasoline-powered equipment runs on a 50:1 mixture of gasoline and 2-cycle engine oil. Knowing the proper way to mix your fuel is the first step in keeping it running strong and long.
Mixing Your Fuel

Your strimmer runs off a mix of semi-synthetic 2-stroke oil and unleaded petrol (40:1). Our petrol tools come with a measuring jug with guide lines. Find the side marked 40:1, add your petrol to the first line and your 2-stroke oil to the second.


1:25 = 1 part oil + 25 parts petrol, or 40 ml oil per litre of petrol when using other brands of oil.

Also known as grass trimmers, weed-whackers, line trimmers and string trimmers, these versatile tools are perfect for creating beautifully uniformed boarder edges, trimming around difficult terrain such as trees and garden ornaments, as well as clearing larger patches of unruly rough vegetation.
A grass trimmer is used to trim lawn edges where a mower can`t reach. A trimmer with a curved shaft is often used for easy trimming around lawns and flowerbeds.

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I have a rhobi strimmer only 2 years old wont start
ANSWER : I presume this is a petrol one.
The fuel can dry in the carby and stop the unit from starting.
Use fresh petrol.

I am not sure about the ryoby unit, but if there is a air filter, take it out and dip it in petrol, then try to start with the normal proceedure in the manual.

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Need parts list for Stihl FS 75 trimmer – Oregon Scientific Complete Carburetor for Stihl 4122 Brush Cutter and 4226HS Hedge Trimmer
ANSWER : Look at your local lawn and garden place some times they have extra parts that you can use for your trimmer. Or call the company them selfs and ask them if they have parts.

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How to load cable – Stihl Fs76 Line Trimmer Intake
ANSWER : If its the ‘autofeed head’ all you do is squeeze the two sodes of the strimmer head where the 2 ciucular recesses are and the outer ring should just pop off exposing the bumper cap and inner spool.

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Is there supposed to be a cyntrifical clutch on a stihl 028 av super electronic quickstop?
ANSWER : Yes; see page 37 in your OM. You read it before using your saw right?

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No fuel getting through to combustion chamber on Stihl strimmer FS 85.I think it is a blocked carburetor. How easy is it to fix and what are the things to look out for. Mike
ANSWER : I understand your ambitious nature wanting to fix it yourself but it will be easier for a professional to do it than tearing your hair out. There are too many pieces and parts that need to be put in the right way. You will save a whole lot headache from having someone else do this for you.

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ANSWER : That can happen. When you go to store it, open the oil cap and then close it to lose the pressure the pump builds up inside.

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I have stihl fs45 which have problem starting..has new sparkplug in it. Is the iginition coil could be a problem?
ANSWER : Yes it could be.You can purchase an inline ignition tester from your local parts store and test it. Its also possible the plug is fouled.

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Trigger for stihl weedeater
ANSWER : Stihl dealer…. dealer search..

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