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Stihl SH 55

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08-17-14, 09:26 AM   #1  
Stihl SH 55

New Stihl blower, had for about a year but not used very much. Now when we try to start it, gas blows out of the front of the unit. Won't start. HELP !!!

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08-17-14, 12:19 PM   #2  
Sounds like your carburetor needs work or replacing.

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08-18-14, 06:03 AM   #3  
Old ethanol fuel left in it.
Those carburetors are so tiny it's easier to just replace the carburetor then try and rebuild it.
About a $30.00 or less part.
Try and find a place that sells non ethanol fuel, if you can not find one use an additive that counter acts the effects of it, any auto store, Wal-Mart, local power equipment shop will sell it.
Only mix one gal. of fuel at a time.
At the end of the year run the tool completely out of gas.
Never use fuel left over from last year!

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