Question about Garden

1 Answer

Hello, I have a stihl hs60/61 hedgetrimmer, with carb wt-189b. My problem is: It can start maybee for 5sec and sometimes I can rev it up. But after it dies and try again it wont start? I have cleaned the carb, checked the exaust, sprakplug is fine, and compression is fine. Sparkplug gets wet and I have new fuel in the tank. Do I have to buy a new carb (I have checked the seals and metering and it looks fine. Any ideas?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,807 Answers

Your plug you say is getting wet so fuel is getting into the cylinder, Maybe its just a fuel air mix preventing it from firing. Screw both the H&L screws in all the way then turn them out anticlockwise to the following settings. H 1 full turn out, L 3/4 of a turn out. This should be set back to standard settings. Also check the fuel line for any holes and also make sure fuel doesnt leak out the fuel tank vent.

Posted on Jul 31, 2013

Testimonial: "Ok, thank you, but where is the fuel vent? "

  • 9 more comments 
  • Niklas Jul 31, 2013

    Ok, thank you, but where is the fuel vent located?

  • Plink-plonk
    Plink-plonk Jul 31, 2013

    Te tank vent is located within the fuel cap itself.

  • Plink-plonk
    Plink-plonk Jul 31, 2013


  • Plink-plonk
    Plink-plonk Jul 31, 2013

    here is the image

  • Niklas Jul 31, 2013

    Ok, but I tried to start without the fuelcap on, still the same....

  • Niklas Jul 31, 2013

    Thank you very much for the pick, but my fuel cap does not look like its vented as the picture shows.

  • Niklas Jul 31, 2013

    I now have the air filter away and the exhaust away from the engine, and the carb is flooding when I have L=3/4 H=1turn, good spark and wet sparkplug! Idont get it!!!

  • Niklas Jul 31, 2013

    this is the model I have.

  • Plink-plonk
    Plink-plonk Aug 01, 2013

    Sorry i gave you the wrong setting H 3/4 ------ L 1 full turn

  • Niklas Aug 01, 2013

    Do you guys know when hs61 is manufactured, it say on the sticker 1996 but when I visited my retailer he said 70`s?

  • Plink-plonk
    Plink-plonk Aug 01, 2013

    The earlies version of this hedge cutter was in 1973 with the HS200, based around the 020AV


2 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 47 Answers

SOURCE: i have stihl pole saw-the primer ball was cracked

I would take it to your Stihl dealer. They have a quick carb check than can diagnose it very quickly at (usually) a very small expense.

Posted on Apr 07, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Won't rev up

Check the Spark Arrester on the muffler. Usually an allen key to take off a section of muffler to get to it. It's a small Screen. They clog with soot and the engine cannot breath.

Apr 30, 2017 | Stihl Garden

1 Answer

FS46. Why does it rev up on its own?

Check the throttle cable, sometimes they get frayed and damaged at the carb end and can stick on.

Aug 09, 2015 | Stihl Garden

1 Answer

Stihl FS85 starts fine, But not take full throttle

Pumping the primer bubble while the engine is running should cause the engine to over fuel and stall (if the tuning is correct). Sounds like its not fueling enough, pumping the primer is forcing fuel through the carb causing the engine to pick up rev's, but this is soon exhausted which is why it wont rev on the throttle.
* Check that the fuel line is not damaged and drawing in air. (if this is intact try the next step)
* Strip and clean the carb. Replace any diaphrams if needed.
* Check gaskets seal between carb, air filter and cylinder.

Just out of curiosity what standard carb settings did you use.?

May 23, 2013 | Stihl FS 85 Weed Eater

1 Answer

Have a stihl hedgetrimmer, will run fine for a while, then stalls. Will only restart and run with high revs

Certain models of Stihl equipment have a vented fuel tanks, ive recently had 2 in for repair with similar symptoms, but also showed signs of fuel soaked air filter. The fuel tank vents have a delicate little valve in them which have a tendency to perish/break causing fuel to flow back up the breather pipe.

They were stored hanging on a rack with the engines down, which i done suppose helps. I'd advise to stoe flat or if hanging,'engine's up'.

Jan 13, 2013 | Stihl Garden

1 Answer

Stihl ht70 will only run with the choke full on. New carb no help.

also make sure to clean out the spark arrester. it can cause back pressure and damage gaskets. also stops power..

Nov 17, 2012 | Stihl Zama Fs-80 Carburetor C1q-s157...

1 Answer

Stihl hs45 hard to start when started won't rev and cut's out

Most likely a fueling issue, Check fuel line for air leaks or it could be a carb problem.

Jul 03, 2012 | Stihl Garden

1 Answer

Need A parts diagram for a Sthil G65 Blower carb.

Unfortunately, Stihl won't release any of their illustrated parts diagrams to anyone except Stihl dealers. The dealers won't release them either. It is possible that the manufacturer of the carb will have a breakdown listed on their site. Stihl primarily uses either zama carbs ( or Walbro carbs ( Look on the carb for engraved numbers and letters to let you know what series and model to search on. The manufacturer is usually listed either on the bottom diaphragm plate or up on top. Walbro series usually start with a WT, or WA. Zama will usually have a C series (ex. C1U)

Good luck!

Nov 02, 2010 | Garden

1 Answer

My stihl weed eater will start but not rev up

little cable with toggle on the end of it, this has come off the carb

Apr 29, 2010 | Chaparral Technologies CHAPARRAL - JFS224

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garden Logo

Related Topics:

418 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Garden Experts

Dennis Key
Dennis Key

Level 3 Expert

2478 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

12104 Answers


Level 3 Expert

75807 Answers

Are you a Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides