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I'm having difficulty starting my Stihl FS80. When I do get it started, I have to keep the throttle engaged so as not to stall. I changed the spark plug, felt pad, fuel filter and foam. I have at least 70 hours on the machine and has worked very well up until now. Any suggestions?
 

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Did you try changing the gas? Lately I'd have to say gasoline around here has dropped in quality, and I've been using ethenol blends more. Could be my machines are just getting a little older too!
 

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Take the muffler off and take the spark arrester out (looks like a screen). they plug with oil and makes your trimmer not run. Used to work for a Stihl dealer and we would sell these high priced pieces of equiptment and nail them with a break in adjustment fee when the screen would plug up (not my idea though).

Try it it might work.
 
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