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I have a Stihl 5420 quick cut that bounces when I'm cutting. Solution/ problem??

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SOURCE: how do i replace the pull cord on my stihl cut off saw

it is gonna take some time,take all screws off housing,pull casing off,be careful with the rewind spring and be sure you have spring wound-up for re-install.

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SOURCE: Fuel bubble cut on Stihl trimmer. ,how to start

yes you can temporary fix with puting some mastic sealer over the bubble and leave for a few hours.

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SOURCE: I have a Stihl saw. It does not cut like it

Have you tried it with a different bar? I suspect you if you rotate the bar it will cut better from the top down and need to be tipped to cut upward. An inspection of you bar will probably reveal a wire edge. My Pioneer started cutting in an arch. I found the upper rear and lower front bar developed a wire edge (I regularly rotate my bar). I used a a file at 45° to the groove, removed just enough metal to see where the file had been returned my 20" bar to proper service. I think something similar occurred on your bar. HTH

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SOURCE: stihl strimmer engine runs but wont cut grass

First take the head off and look for grass, weeds and string wound up in there. A lot of times that's the problem.

Next, with the head off and the switch in the off position, pull it over a few times and see if the shaft spins. If not, could be a broken shaft or a bad clutch.

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I believe you have a clogged or pinched fuel line or a clogged fuel filter.

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