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Old 09-01-2015, 07:41 AM
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Stihl Kombi Articulating Hedge trimmer broke at 4.5 hrs max

Anyone else had this issue was cleaning my dust ring on FS70 looked down yesterday and seen this huge crack in the head of my extension. Like I said in title being REAL generous with 4.5 hrs on it I know its around 4hrs max.

I dished out a lot of money on the km110 and extensions and they are fully secured and tight in my xtreme rack.

Never abused, dropped or anything.

My pole saw extension after buying a few months ago was chewing through chains, sparking, stretching and smoking them out, then dealer finally figured out the head was mounted upside down as I was told causing that to happen, not tested it since I got it back due injuring my back on a cleanup job.

Regardless to say it comes out my pocket as I was told yesterday these extension only carry 30 day warranty only the head unit has the 2yr not what I was told when I bought it though, I have contacted Stihl so hoping they will replace it.
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:08 AM
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I don't make 'em or break 'em---just fix 'em, so I have no idea what might have caused your problem.

I did have an FS130(brush blade equipped) in the shop a couple of weeks ago with the same crack but on the opposite side. It's just a ball park guess that the owner got into something too large and too quick for the unit to handle. With the unit/blade running at the speed they do, the stop torque developed was too much---something had to give. Just my opinion, for what it's worth.

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Old 09-01-2015, 09:58 AM
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Looks to me like the gearcase was over tightened on the tube. Yer probably S.O.L. on any warranty.

But, you can replace just the broken housing, not a big deal.
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:11 AM
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My pole saw extension after buying a few months ago was chewing through chains, sparking, stretching and smoking them out, then dealer finally figured out the head was mounted upside down as I was told causing that to happen,
There is no way to mount it upside down.
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:29 AM
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My pole saw extension after buying a few months ago was chewing through chains, sparking, stretching and smoking them out, then dealer finally figured out the head was mounted upside down as I was told causing that to happen, not tested it since I got it back due injuring my back on a cleanup job.
Upside down, ya say?
You didn't notice that the chain was running in the wrong direction??
Or that the oil tank may have looked odd hanging upside down like that???
Or that the bar was on the wrong side????

Sheesh!
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:35 AM
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Exactly. Maybe the dealer thought the bar was worn on one side and flipped the bar?
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:55 PM
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I don't make 'em or break 'em---just fix 'em, so I have no idea what might have caused your problem.

I did have an FS130(brush blade equipped) in the shop a couple of weeks ago with the same crack but on the opposite side. It's just a ball park guess that the owner got into something too large and too quick for the unit to handle. With the unit/blade running at the speed they do, the stop torque developed was too much---something had to give. Just my opinion, for what it's worth.

Dutch

Thanks for the info but have not been into anything big just small shrubs is all. I have 1 option tell Capital One to pull my payment back and take back down there and leave the damn thing lol.

When I bought it was told it was all covered by 2 yr warranty by the cashier guy then my head mech. told me yesterday extensions only have 30 days the cast the heads are made out of are junk and weak most likely chinese cast. So basically I got screwed into thinking there was a 2 yr warranty on it all if I had known extension only went 30days would of never wasted a grand on any of it.

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Upside down, ya say?
You didn't notice that the chain was running in the wrong direction??
Or that the oil tank may have looked odd hanging upside down like that???
Or that the bar was on the wrong side????

Sheesh!

My first unit just switch over from echo so have no idea doesn't sound right to me but what head mech said was their fault anyways was sold that way. Works fine now tried it today they didnt tighten the dang head on good though, good thing I perm. markered the up/down side.

The oil tank was upright the bar was correct when taken in not that stupid lol


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Looks to me like the gearcase was over tightened on the tube. Yer probably S.O.L. on any warranty.

But, you can replace just the broken housing, not a big deal.
Yup for $50 bucks but I got told crap upon purchase as said above also have never put a tool on any of the bolts.
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:27 PM
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Im sprised thay wont warranty it.

I think mine is over 5 years old and its still good. Its flat out been abused.
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:38 PM
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Im sprised thay wont warranty it.

I think mine is over 5 years old and its still good. Its flat out been abused.
Me too what pisses me off was I was told all was 2yr warranty by the young guy at register oh we sell them all the time. Then the old guy tells me while waiting 1 day in line talking they hardly ever sell them.

hedge trimmer 4hrs max pole saw even less, head unit under 10 hrs easy and been babied
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:39 PM
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The oil tank was upright the bar was correct when taken in
That's what I'm wondering. There is no "correct" orientation for the bar.
Like any chainsaw, the bar is symmetric. You're supposed to flip every so often it so that both sides wear evenly.
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