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Stihl BG85 just stopped working Help

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bullofthenorthwood, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. bullofthenorthwood

    bullofthenorthwood LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    :wall The little bugger was running perfect. I was blowing leaves tonight and it just stopped like it ran out of gas. The fuel is fresh, premium, pure gas, no ethanol. I am using a semi synthetic oil. I do not know where to start. I tried a hour ago to restart it after letting it set a couple hours no luck. It started 3rd pull when I started using it today. I was thinking of pulling the fuel filter up from inside the tank as a starting point. I could use some help troubleshooting.

    Rick
     
  2. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 2,517

    Is the spark arrestor in the muffler clogged? Mine clogged quickly on mine.
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  3. bullofthenorthwood

    bullofthenorthwood LawnSite Member
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    What is the best way to get to the arrestor. I am looking at it but only from eyeballing from the outside of the guard i without trying to get in to it. How do I get into and remove it?
     
  4. bullofthenorthwood

    bullofthenorthwood LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    What is the best way to get to the arrestor. I am looking at it but only from eyeballing from the outside of the guard i without trying to get in to it. How do I get into and remove it?
     
  5. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 2,517

    On my stihl handheld blower the muffler has a little piece that is threaded in right where the exhaust exits. You should be able to unscrew it and clean it with a torch/lighter or just remove it all together. Most people just take them out.
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  6. bullofthenorthwood

    bullofthenorthwood LawnSite Member
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    I appreciate the help neighbor. Blessings to you and your yard business

    Rick
     
  7. bullofthenorthwood

    bullofthenorthwood LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    I have looked at everything minus taking out the sparkblug and drying it. I noticed gas was coming down a covering the muffler. It still will not start today. It seemed to try but simply wouldnt stay running both chocked, not chocked, throtlle set, not set. I cant get a plug wrench to turn when I get it hooked up. The space is so tight once on there the handle does not leave room to unscrew plug.
     
  8. bullofthenorthwood

    bullofthenorthwood LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    I still have had no luck in starting my BG85. Up to this point I have taken the spark plug out and replaced it. While the plug was out I cranked the blower several times. Checked muffler etc. I installed the plug back and it tried to start but would not keep running. I noticed when I was cranking it that small bits of gas were coming out of and wetting the end of the muffler. What is causing this and what do I do now? This blower was running perfect.:cry:
     
  9. thorne_matthew

    thorne_matthew LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1

    BG85

    I couldnt tell if you had checked for a spark on the plug. Try that?
     
  10. bullofthenorthwood

    bullofthenorthwood LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Good spark and with plug out. When I put this new plug in it did just start and then just stalled out several times.
     

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