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Stihl Chainsaw Problem

Posted by kenmist8193 NC (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 9, 10 at 21:41

Have a Stihl 170 that probably has less that 2 hours use. Only filled it with gas twice and it has run well. Now when I start it it runs at one speed. The gas trigger has no effect on the engine speed and the chain doesn't move with the "brake off"? I have checked the gas and bar oil tanks and both are filled. Any suggestions?

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RE: Stihl Chainsaw Problem

  • Posted by canguy British Columbia (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 9, 10 at 21:46

The throttle link has likely fallen off the trigger or carburetor.

RE: Stihl Chainsaw Problem

Like canguy said, take it back to the dealer to get fixed. On Stihl saws with the one lever choke and switch it's good to hold the throttle open when going to full choke. Steve

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