Stihl FS 55 R
I bought a Stihl FS 55 R string trimmer yesterday, brought it home and trimmed for 50 or 60 feet, less than 5 min. of run time and broke one of the strings off on a "T" post. When I lifted the trimmer to check the line I noticed the gear housing was too hot to touch. I checked the housing for grease and it seemed to have plenty in it. I let it cool and started it again today and just run at full throttle for about 1 min. and the head was hot again.
I plan on calling Stihl tomorrow to see what they say, but in the mean time I would like to hear from the real world.
Is it normal for this head to get this hot? I have never owned a Stihl of a straight shaft trimmer before, but at this point I cant see where it is worth almost 3 times as much as I paid for my poulan featherlite.
Thanks for all input.