Problem with Stihl FS55 Weedeater

Reply

  #1  
Old 09-01-10, 12:07 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Southeast USA
Posts: 1,067
Problem with Stihl FS55 Weedeater

I have a Stihl FS55 straight shaft weedeater. Probably about 8 yrs old and I doubt it has 25 running hours. Well taken care of. It was serviced last summer from a Stihl dealer including replacement of fuel line. Always has been hard to start. But after several attempts today, it started and after about five minutes of use, it cut off. I let it rest a few minutes before I started it gain. I noticed immediately that the shaft was not turning nor was the cutting line asbly. Any idea what is wrong? maybe a broken gear? am I overlooking something relatively simple? What about a repair cost? I intend to take it in tomorrow. There are a few small engine shops close by but I intend to drive about 15 miles to this authorized Stihl dealer that I have confidence in.

Thanks for reading and all replies.

 

Last edited by TigerDunes; 09-01-10 at 01:05 PM.
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 09-02-10, 04:29 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Southeast USA
Posts: 1,067
any ideas anyone?

I intend to take to the shop today and hoped to hear from the experts on this board before I drop it off.

THX
 
  #3  
Old 09-03-10, 09:05 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Southeast USA
Posts: 1,067
Surprised I did not get a response to what seemed like an easy diagnosis. Did go to Stihl authorized dealer who suspects a broken cable. He will notify me as to cost next week.

TD
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes