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Stihl Kombi Owners Inside : 1st time using my new KM130R ...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tim_in_NC, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Tim_in_NC

    Tim_in_NC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Hi guys,

    Added a new toy to my setup, the Stihl KM130R with the curved edger, adjustable hedge trimmer, and the pole saw with extension ...

    I was able to use all 3 attachments with weekend with great success.

    The only thing that I had a slight issue with (and wanted to ask and see if anyone else has experienced this) was that after getting the KM130 to originally fire up, I had a hard time keeping it idling.

    After letting the unit warm up and using it some, the KM130 would die if sitting idle for a minute or so. After this happened several times, I slightly adjusted the idle screw and didn't really notice any further issues. It may have sounded like it was starting to idle low a couple times but it never died again.

    Anyone else notice this about their new Kombi head unit?

    By the way, I had way too much fun with the pole saw and see a couple more attachments in my future!
  2. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,747

    I haven't had that issue with my Kombi, but I have an FS110 (same engine as my KM110), and it used to die in idle. Just the slightest adjustment of the idle screw, and it's all good now. Just the slightest adjustment beyond that, and the clutch wouldn't disengage in idle.

    Congrats, and enjoy.
  3. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,383

    I would let the dealer adjusted it, that's a simple fix for someone that knows what they are doing. You could cause more problems trying to do it yourself.
  4. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,137

    When I got my km90 it did the samething and just turned the idle up just a hair 1 year later no problems. I also just picked up the km 130 I havnt had any problems yet just a little werid restarting one after they had set for about a hour.
  5. Tim_in_NC

    Tim_in_NC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I called Stihl and they acted like this is needed on some new units and said that my dealer should have set up the unit prior to giving it to me but they didn't. Everything was new in box ... So, with the slight adjustment to the Idle Speed Screw everything seemed to work fine. So hopefully I wont need to take it in.
  6. Tim_in_NC

    Tim_in_NC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Great to know, hopefully I'll have the same luck ... thanks again for the reply
  7. Promise-Land

    Promise-Land LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    Just yesterday I was adjusting my KM110 motor. It was hard to start after use if still warm. I adjusted the low end screw and the idle screw. It would not stop during idle, but required 9-10 pulls to get restarted if warm. The adjustment seems to have fixed it.
  8. jkingrph

    jkingrph LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    I have an older KM 85, ( think that's the right model , it has an 85 in it) today with the pole pruner using a composite extension, Worked fine cutting limbs up to about 3 inches. I did not need to cut anything any larger.
  9. cuttenup

    cuttenup LawnSite Member
    from NETN
    Messages: 131

    My KM130 just started having the same idle issue the other day. I have not had time to get it to the dealer to make the adjustment. I thought about doing it myself but I dont know that much about it and it is still under warranty. I have had the unit for right at a year now with no problems! I love the verstility of it! I have the trimmer, adjustable hedge trimmer & pole saw attachments. I use the thing all the time. The only down side is that all my friends are always wanting to borrow it!!
  10. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,137

    Promise land mine does that extact samething. I've got to the point where i'll pull it off the truck for the first time and never hit the primer bulb unless it doesn't start on the first couple of pulls.

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