Trimmer ttrouble--helpp!

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by mowslot54, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. mowslot54

    mowslot54 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    A few weeks ago i bought a new stihl fs 100rx trimmer. First day i got it ran great. the next day, as in was leaking fuel out of the air filter...i took it to the dealer and they said nothing was wrong with it and that it started right up. Howvever..the next day it wouldnt start. at all. The day after that..started right up and ran great. Its back and forth between this and i cant figure it out and im getting very aggrivated with it! im gonna try putting a new spark plug in and if that doesnt work its going back to the dealer and they better figure it out. any advice?
  2. G. Ramey

    G. Ramey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    Take it back, make them fix it. nothing is worse than spending money on something new and getting the same quality as if you bought it at a yardsale. If you have a good dealer he shouldn.t have a problem with keeping a customer happy.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Yup, don't fool with equipment under warranty, take it to the dealer.

    Maybe try taking it to them right when it acts up?
  4. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    another reason why i dont buy sthil anymore- zamma carbs suck
  5. grouperfisherman

    grouperfisherman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Just tell them the carb is leaking fuel, you have told them and if a fire starts it could be dangerous. Watch how fast they react once you mention fire hazard and they say the unit is OK.
  6. midstroke

    midstroke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    Purchased the same trimmer two years ago. Took it in once for a clutch under warranty. Have had no luck with the trimmer since new. Now i buy redmax and im not saying stihl is bad just had enough. My dealer was always great about warranty work though even work with you if your half way close to end of warranty.
  7. mowerknower

    mowerknower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Sounds like you just need the tank vent replaced. They have a hose that goes into the air filter case and the fuel will leak into the air filter and flood the engine. Get it fixed under warranty.

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