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Stihl Question...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ALarsh, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    I just ran my Stihl FS110 today for the first time since I got it (4 months). It started up fine and warmed up ok. Now, for my question. When I let the engine idle and my hand is not touching the throttle, the spinning head almost comes to a complete stop. The engine stays running but the head almost stops. On my past trimmer it kept spinning at a rapid speed. Is this normal?

  2. Hacksquat

    Hacksquat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    I guess it's normal. Mine does the same thing. I've had it since August of last year, and it runs great.
  3. rather be mowin

    rather be mowin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Better clutch...probably, They are supposed to stop
  4. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    How do you like the fs 110r? I just told my dealer to order the kombi system today, he cringed and told me the unit is great for a homeowner but no so good for commercial use(the durability of everyday use). Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks
  5. dvmcmrhp52

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

    The head should not be spinning on any trimmer while idling.
    You'r trimmer is fine.

    Only trimmers with no clutch will always spin unless the clutch is defective.
  6. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    when the clutch gets worn the head will keep moving unless you rub it agains t something like the ground. It just means your stihl has a new clutch, which would make sence being a new unit. It will wear like the other one in no time.
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,465

    Most of the units have an idle adjustment so that it can be set so the head don't spin when you take you fingar off the lever. If it continues to turn then the springs on the clutches may be broke and it drives all the time.
  8. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    Exactly, just as was stated.
  9. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    Thanks for all the great replies. The last trimmer must have been clutchless because it spins when you pull the cord.
  10. lawncare4u

    lawncare4u LawnSite Senior Member
    from S>C>
    Messages: 399

    Good technolgy has brought us to this point!Your trimmer is fine!

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