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The throttle linkage is screwed up on my Stihl MS 170 and I'm not sure what's going on with it.

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It looks like you need to clean out the beautiful Stihl saw thoroughly! The switch is working when the cover is off, right? So, one can conclude that the cover is the problem, or at least, in part. Use some compressed air onthe WHOLE saw to get the crud out! use a brush to knock off the sticky stuff. Clean the machine after each use and that saw will last a lifetime!

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