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stihl with stuck throttle

Post in 'The Gear' started by Csmith, Sep 27, 2007.

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  1. Csmith

    Csmith New Member

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    When I let go of the throttle trigger it sticks (on full throttle) :ahhh: I have to slap it with my finger to dislodge it. The saw is still under warranty so I could take it to the dealer, but is this a common problem that I should just solve with WD40 ?

    Thanks

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  2. Corey

    Corey Minister of Fire

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    If it is still under warranty, the dealer might be your best bet. It could be something like a broken return spring - does the trigger still seem to have normal tension through the rest of the range? Or it may be something as simple as a little tree sap in the wrong spot.
  3. Harley

    Harley Minister of Fire

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    Can you feel it binding up as you squeeze the throttle? If you can't - I'd guess a spring - but if under warranty, and they are relatively close by - I'd say bring it to the dealer.
  4. Robbie

    Robbie Minister of Fire

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    Could be a kinked throttle cable too........mine did this, it was kinked and would not let the cable go through freely.

    New cable fixed it.


    Robbie
  5. budman

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    Never saw a throttle cable on a chain saw? :gulp:
  6. Robbie

    Robbie Minister of Fire

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    My stihl 011 avt has one about 3 or 4 inches long...........I replaced it once and found it was kinked.

    It looks like a lawn mower cable........... :)


    Robbie
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