Stihl Weedeater Dying

bertsmobile1

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Try loosening the muffler enough that it can leak
OR take it right off.
IT will be VERY LOUD if it starts & runs.
THe head is on a spring loaded clutch that throws at a particular speed or can get full of crud or even break and drive all the time.
 

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Latest update: The unit started the first time after sitting overnight(as it has been doing). Ran fine and revved up. As soon as the throttle was let off , it died and would not restart.

I checked the spark plug soon after and the plug was dry. I checked for spark soon after and there was none.

After sitting for for a bit the unit restarted. I opened the gas cap and left it open while the unit was running. I revved it up and let off the throttle and it died.

Next thing to check?
 

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Possibly the clutch problem is your main problem. The head should not spin when you let off of the throttle.
Here is what the clutch looks like.
clutch56.jpg
 

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Possibly the clutch problem is your main problem. The head should not spin when you let off of the throttle.
Here is what the clutch looks like.
View attachment 52363
I didn't think that the head should be turning when you let off the throttle. Would the clutch affect the engine issues that I am having too?
 

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I didn't think that the head should be turning when you let off the throttle. Would the clutch affect the engine issues that I am having too?
If the clutch is your issue, wouldn't it be 'bound up' if that what was causing the engine to stop?
Be sure it spins freely after the motor has died.
If it doesn't spin freely, there is your problem.
Now that you've ruled out what sounded like a classic vent problem, try what hammer or bert recommends next.
 

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If the clutch is your issue, wouldn't it be 'bound up' if that what was causing the engine to stop?
Be sure it spins freely after the motor has died.
If it doesn't spin freely, there is your problem.
Now that you've ruled out what sounded like a classic vent problem, try what hammer or bert recommends next.
The head spins freely after the engine dies. Thanks for any further suggestions!~
 

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If the clutch has a broken spring, that may be the problem. Either way, I think that you have a problem in that area.
 
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