Stihl FS80 Trimmers Problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by blankenshiplawncare, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. blankenshiplawncare

    blankenshiplawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 253

    We have a couple of trimmers that are running for about 30 minutes straight and them shutting off. They will not restart for about 45 minutes after that. Any ideas?
     
  2. Ironic

    Ironic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 353

    does removing the fuel cap help? the vent could be plugged up.
     
  3. blankenshiplawncare

    blankenshiplawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 253

    Yea, I heard today that it might be coil. I just hate to take these back into the shop if its a fix I can do.
     
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,088

    It isn't a positive identification of a bad coil but measure the resistance when it is cold and compare to reading when it won't run. I have found that the two I had was practically open when hot and won't start. Shop says that is a bad way but......I don't have any other tools except volt meter.
     
  5. Mic_bug

    Mic_bug LawnSite Member
    from N.B. MI
    Posts: 201

    a fix that you can do vs. a warrenty fix...take her in and get em fixed
     
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,088

    Does Stihl pay for labor after first year?
     

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