Stihl br 420 flooding?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by CSALawnServiceInc, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. CSALawnServiceInc

    CSALawnServiceInc LawnSite Member
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    Just bought a br 420. I've always owned Echo, so this is my first Stihl. I read the instructions on how to start it and some how flooded out the engine trying to start it. It started fine at the dealer (service guy started it up before I took it.) How do I get a flooded 2 stroke to start? The plug has been cleaned, and I poured out the extra fuel in the muffler and combustion chamber. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Pull the plgu back out and crank in a few time's.. After turn the choke off and open the throttle wide open and start pulling,, If nothing still, replace the plug its fouled.
     
  3. CSALawnServiceInc

    CSALawnServiceInc LawnSite Member
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    THANK YOU!!! It started right up. I appreciate the help.
     
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Keep in mind the BR420 is very very easy to flood so watch the choke....since we have echo and stihl I sometimes see the guys turn the choke thinking it is on/off and then they are screwed when the engine is hot. The one down side of the BR420....but I like them anyway.
     
  5. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Your Welcome.. Glad I could help..
     

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