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I think my FS110 Just bit the dust

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by M&M Mowing, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. M&M Mowing

    M&M Mowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 113

    Today my brother fired up one of our 110s and it started and then quit. I can hold the pull rope and the trimmer will fall to the ground, its like it has no compression. Im going to tear into it tomorrow and check it out.

    TONTAGE LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 193

    Good Luck With That Puppy.i Had The Same Thing Happen To Mine And When I Brought It In To Be Chkecked Out,it Was Toast.they Asked Me If I Ever Used Old Gas,that Answer Was No.stihl Wouldnt Even Stand Up And Offer Some Kind Of Warranty Replacement Of Any Kind Despit The Track Record Of These Particular Units.
    Good Luck
  3. FordLawnLandscape

    FordLawnLandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    ouch :confused: .... nothing but good things to say about mine :hammerhead: <<< knock on wood !
  4. mississippiturf

    mississippiturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    No problems with mine either, but one Stihl dealer here in town WILL NOT sell them. How old is it? How much use does it get?

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    my stihl has been nothing but good for me
  6. Just Mow

    Just Mow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 367

    no problems here
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,460

    So will you be buying another one of these?
  8. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,083

    Depending upon your trimmer's age, I'd say check the valve clearance.
    Then check the spark arrestor screen to be free of accumulated debris and carbon build up.
    I've got a bunch of these units and have found that hard starting/recoil pull rope resistance to be valve tolerances out of specification.
  9. M&M Mowing

    M&M Mowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 113

    It gets used roughly 10-20 hrs per week and is roughly around 3 years old, ive got a bunch of fs-80's that I use over the 110 due to the weight difference but if I am ever in any thick or tall grass I like to use the 110. Sadly to say I will probably not buy another 4 mix engine, I have another 110 that is a bout 5 years old and a 90 that is 1 year old that have served me well but I really like the fs80's. Being that stihl has stopped making them and are selling the last of the 80s I bought a Husqvarna 323l and really like it, about the same power as the fs80 but lighter.
  10. kurts lawn care

    kurts lawn care LawnSite Member
    from ri
    Messages: 1

    i like the fs80s i have 1 but i think the clutch is on its way out on it and idk if its worth buying a new 1 or fixing it

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