Stihl FS55 Trimmer

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by rzalone, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. rzalone

    rzalone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Newbie here. Unit is four years old. Has less than 10 hours on it. Plug and fuel and air filters are new. Hard to start. Will eventually idle. Punch throttle and it dies. Squeeze trigger slowly and it dies. Carb was removed and cleaned. Any ideas or is this unit junk?
  2. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    Check the spark arrestor screen in the muffler. it may very well be clogged.
  3. A+ Lawncare

    A+ Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 503

    not is ever junk, send it my way....
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I will 2nd that, I have the same trimmer and mine done the samething and the spark arestor was carboned up, removed it and ran like a charm
  5. rzalone

    rzalone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks Guys. Took the screen out and it runs like a raped ape. :cool2:

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