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Old 05-14-2010, 10:56 PM
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Stihl BG 55 Blower ringing

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.)
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:07 PM
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You have clutch in the blower?
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:18 PM
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I don't know if there's a clutch on it...
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:47 AM
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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.
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:49 AM
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Try answering the phone lol

On the trimmers it's normal, full metal clutch,
never have heard my hand held blowers doing it.
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:53 AM
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yeah, it's concerning me. i'll probably run it by the dealer and have them tell me it's normal (or not).
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:15 AM
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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.
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:25 AM
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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.
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:02 AM
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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
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Old 05-15-2010, 03:05 AM
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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...............!!!!
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