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04-05-2005, 10:14 PM
I just ran my Stihl FS110 today for the first time since I got it (4 months). It started up fine and warmed up ok. Now, for my question. When I let the engine idle and my hand is not touching the throttle, the spinning head almost comes to a complete stop. The engine stays running but the head almost stops. On my past trimmer it kept spinning at a rapid speed. Is this normal?


04-05-2005, 10:18 PM
I guess it's normal. Mine does the same thing. I've had it since August of last year, and it runs great.

rather be mowin
04-05-2005, 10:26 PM
Better clutch...probably, They are supposed to stop

04-05-2005, 10:27 PM
How do you like the fs 110r? I just told my dealer to order the kombi system today, he cringed and told me the unit is great for a homeowner but no so good for commercial use(the durability of everyday use). Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks

04-05-2005, 10:28 PM
The head should not be spinning on any trimmer while idling.
You'r trimmer is fine.

Only trimmers with no clutch will always spin unless the clutch is defective.

04-05-2005, 10:28 PM
when the clutch gets worn the head will keep moving unless you rub it agains t something like the ground. It just means your stihl has a new clutch, which would make sence being a new unit. It will wear like the other one in no time.

04-05-2005, 10:30 PM
Most of the units have an idle adjustment so that it can be set so the head don't spin when you take you fingar off the lever. If it continues to turn then the springs on the clutches may be broke and it drives all the time.

jim dailey
04-05-2005, 10:42 PM
Better clutch...probably, They are supposed to stop

Exactly, just as was stated.

04-05-2005, 11:08 PM
Thanks for all the great replies. The last trimmer must have been clutchless because it spins when you pull the cord.

04-05-2005, 11:11 PM
Good technolgy has brought us to this point!Your trimmer is fine!

04-05-2005, 11:19 PM
Thanks. Big step up from a homelite.

04-05-2005, 11:42 PM
Thanks. Big step up from a homelite.

The homelite has no clutch as far as I know.