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SOURCE: how do I wind a stihl ts400 pull cord

1) remove the recoil housing
**NOTE: normally you DO NOT need to remove the rotor pulley or spring to replace the rope. This is the area that causes so many guys a lot of extra trouble

2) locate the string that is left and the hole it is threaded thru

3) determine how much string has broken off of the rope that came out

Note: if more than 1 inch is left, then the rope needs to be replaced

4) after rope is obtained, make sure both ends are melted to a point for easier threading thru handle and rope rotor

5) install the rope (with the handle installed on one end) thru the recoil housing and towards the rope rotor.

6) with the rotor free of tension, route the rope from the groove toward center and up thru the hole. Tie a knot in the end of the rope, leaving a 3/8" tail free.

7) wind the rotor in the direction of what the rope would pull (this will tighten the spring) until the spring is completely wound. remove 1/2 to 1 revolution, and then allow rope to wind onto the rotor until all rope is wound.

8) Pull the rope several times to position rope properly into rotor.
*note : there should be NO droop in the handle after released
If droop is evident, wind the rotor and rope 1 revolution tighter so there is no droop of handle when released

9) when unit is functioning proplerly, re-install housing onto unit

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Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Stihl Farmboss - cord will not move

try taking plug out to see if it turns then.if not take off pull cord assembley to see if something has come loose and jammed flywheel, failing that could possibly have snapped the piston ring and jammed. oh yes one last thing check clutch if you have chain brake on and clutch is jammed obviously wont turn.

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SOURCE: how do I find Stihl 041 s/n with silver sticker gone?

you cant. that is the only serial number on the machine

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SOURCE: I want to know power rating on stihl 041 av ie

Hi, 61cc for the standard version. Hope this helps, regards Phil.

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A little more info is needed.

Compression test: a simple way is to hold the pull cord like you are going to start the saw. A strong motor with good compression tends to either stay in place or slowly fall as the piston moves. If the saw just falls down the motor is worn.

But compression increases as a motor warms up so I don't think this is your problem. If it was the saw would be very difficult to start like my dad's old Stihl 041 Farm Boss from the early 1970s.

20 minutes is a long time to run without a problem.

Consider cleaning the carburetor (or a small can of goof off) with carb cleaner - but don't get it on plastic or rubber parts only metal.

Smoke: How much smoke is there? If there is no smoke the mixture might not have enough oil causing the motor to overheat. Also, many small engines recommend regular not premium gas.

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Now spark on a stihl farmboss041 chainsaw

The best thing and not so cheap is to replace the points with a electronic ignition coil. We do this at our shop all the time.

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Stihl 041 chainsaw manual


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My stihl 041 saw very old made in germany farmboss but very low hours on it. will pop and smoke a little but not start. When I pull on the starter and it almost starts it gets very hard to pull on rope -...

Answer to 2 year old question about hard starting saw.There is a seal that goes bad and leaks chain oil into the crankcase.This will make it very hard or impossible to pull the starter rope. To start the saw,pull the spark plug, stand the saw on it's end so the bar is pointed up and pull the rope 10-15 times. Replace the spark plug and start.It will smoke for a while.To stop this from happening, always store the saw with the bar pointed straight down.

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How do I find Stihl 041 s/n with silver sticker gone?

you cant. that is the only serial number on the machine

Apr 16, 2010 | Garden

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BR340 Stihl backpack blower. Pull cord hard to pull. Removed sparkplug easy to pull. Nothing in cylinder locked up??????

make sure unit is not flooded. some units may be hard to pull because they dont have a relief for the compression.

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Parts breakout for stihl 041 (farmboss) chain saw

Stihl has terminated almost ALL support for this model and Illustrated Parts Lookups are not available online for Stihl products.

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Unable to crank Stihl 034 chainsaw because pull cord jams.

i had the same thing with a stihl hedgecutter its a part in the centrefruge that locks if you pull to hard pull slow and let all the cord come out let it in half way full choke on start just where it used to lock and it will start . the bad news .it wont last for long before you smash the wheel thats plastic and if its over about 5 years old they dont have a replacement part hope this helped

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