Stihl Weed Eater-pull handle is pain the neck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eakern & Dog, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. Eakern & Dog

    Eakern & Dog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 431

    I'm getting more and more irritated when the pull handle gets caught under the gas cap and housing. Surely, this is not just PMS amplified by hours spent in the sun. Does this irritate anyone else or am I being overly picky?:laugh:
  2. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    4 years with thousands of hours on FS80, FS 85, KM 85...of course sometimes, now and then, I have same problems but practice makes perfect.
    Try to lay shaft on trailer rail when starting, this way give you more grip and pull comfort.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,207

    I finally replaced the rope handle with one that don't stick....a little small one!
  4. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 554

    Hold onto the handle and bring the handle/string back to the trimmer after you start the trimmer. Don't let it fly back
  5. Eakern & Dog

    Eakern & Dog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 431

    Yea, I try to but for some reason lately, it is getting stuck and I would have sworn I did'nt let it fly back .......... I must be not paying attention
  6. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 533

    mine does the same thing, the recoils on stihls are not that great and leave alittle slack on the string.
  7. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    most everything about sthil is not that great.
  8. bladeheart

    bladeheart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    When I get in a hurry or my hands are too sweaty the cord flies out of my hands and gets stuck also, heck thats about my only complaint so... I deal with it.
  9. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Here's the answer.
  10. walker/redmax

    walker/redmax LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 367

    I've never had a trimmer that does'nt do this occasionally but you are not the only one that this really irritates especially if something else is already bothering you.:angry:

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