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Differential
05-14-2010, 11:56 PM
I've got a bg55 that has started making a ringing sound. I did a search, and it seems that it's typically the clutch bell housing.

Should this be normal on a blower? I've heard a Stihl trimmer the other day making this same noise.

Blower is only 1.5 months old, and has been well taken care of (fuel mix correct, no ethanol, etc.)

Alan0354
05-15-2010, 12:07 AM
You have clutch in the blower?

Differential
05-15-2010, 12:18 AM
I don't know if there's a clutch on it...

Alan0354
05-15-2010, 01:47 AM
I never heard of blower having clutch. If your blower have air blowing out even at idle, I doubted you have a clutch. Meaning the ringing sound is not from the clutch.

topsites
05-15-2010, 01:49 AM
Try answering the phone lol

On the trimmers it's normal, full metal clutch,
never have heard my hand held blowers doing it.

Differential
05-15-2010, 01:53 AM
yeah, it's concerning me. i'll probably run it by the dealer and have them tell me it's normal (or not).

Lawnut101
05-15-2010, 02:15 AM
This may be a dumb question, but is your air intake jammed or anything? That's the only time mine has ever made a whistling sound.

Differential
05-15-2010, 02:25 AM
not a dumb question at all. sometimes my clothes get sucked against the intake, but that's not the problem.

it's just doing it 100% of the time.

Jhill19
05-15-2010, 03:02 AM
mine used to do that, and it just quit over time, I don't think it's anything serious, my bg 55 is about 4 years old and its fine. might check the exhaust on it tho

Alan0354
05-15-2010, 04:05 AM
You sure it's not from the muffler. Those cat muffler make sound. My M242 makes random tapping sound when idle. I thought it was a problem and I brought it back, they start another one to show me it was normal. It just randomly go tap tap tap.......tap tap.............tap tap tap tap............tap...............!!!!:laugh::laugh:

Merkava_4
05-15-2010, 05:48 AM
I did a search, and it seems that it's typically the clutch bell housing.

You have clutch in the blower?

I don't know if there's a clutch on it...

I never heard of blower having clutch.


BAWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :laugh:

thelawnkid
05-15-2010, 06:30 AM
a bg 55 that has a slight whistle at full throttle means it it is running very good. They hardly ever do from the dealer when they are new but after i tune them they do. are you sure thats not what your hearing

rreyn1812
05-15-2010, 08:07 AM
You sure it's not from the muffler. Those cat muffler make sound. My M242 makes random tapping sound when idle. I thought it was a problem and I brought it back, they start another one to show me it was normal. It just randomly go tap tap tap.......tap tap.............tap tap tap tap............tap...............!!!!:laugh::laugh:

I have the BG85 and I also had the ringing sound. The bolts on the muffler had loosened and just needed to be tightened.

Differential
05-15-2010, 06:25 PM
Took it to the dealer and he said that everything was cool. He said that there's two metal pieces (in a crosshair configuration) where the tube meets the engine. He said that it's harmonic vibration from those metal pieces.

Guess I'll just run the crap out of it, and if it burns up, take it to him and say wtf.