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stihl blower brand new wont start

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mikeshere89, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. mikeshere89

    mikeshere89 LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 117

    just bought a new stihl 55 blower and ran one tank of gas throu it and went to start it after filling it and it wont even think about turning over, i think maybe i have a bad kill switch. anyone else have this problem?
  2. LeoS818

    LeoS818 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    Take it back where you bought it.
  3. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    Never had the problem. All my handhelds are Stihls, including a 55. If brand new, you should go right back to dealer. One problem with Stihls are bad gasoline will kill the motor (not start). make sure the gas is freash and has 50:1 oil mix. Check plug and exhuast (spark) retarder.
  4. LawnMower

    LawnMower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Stihls don't start.......none of them do.

    If you ever do get that sucker running, for goodness sake don't shut it off.

    Your going to love your machine. I have one too.
  5. Lawn-N-Garden Guy

    Lawn-N-Garden Guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    Choke it ,prime it 3 times and pull,starts every time
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    BH 55 or SH 55???

    If it's the SH 55 (blower + vac) check all of the safety kill switches.
  7. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Why should you worry about it? If it is brand new, take it back to the dealer & let them deal with it.
  8. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    It's either the on/off switch or the choke lever. Mine is just the opposite, starts great, but have to flip switch several times to get it to stop.
  9. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,274

    I can get mine started ok but have to use the choke to turn it off sometimes. Theres a fault in the switch. No big deal but kind of stressed me the first time it happened when I couldnt work out how to turn if off. Yeah Yeah, dumb a55! It was hot and my brain was fryed, ok!

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