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Stihl Tiller Won’t Start – What Should You Do?

Stihl Tiller Won’t Start – What Should You Do?
May 26, 2021 Mamun

Have you ever had a stihl tiller won’t start? Well, it happens quite a bit at least from what I have experienced. Most people don’t really know what they are looking for when they buy a stihl tiller. The only thing most people know is that they want to get a better crop of vegetables. Lets go over a few of the most common problems you will experience if your stihl tiller won’t start.

The most popular steel machine is the pressure washer. The pressure washer is the first choice for many because of its ease of use. However the stihl is not designed for use with a power washer. The power wand will not fit into the stihl easily and the rubber seals around the heads won’t be able to handle the heat from the steam from the water.

Another problem you will experience is that your machine is working improperly. It could be that there is something wrong with the connection to your electric system or it could be that there is something wrong with the part of the machine itself. One thing that you can do to check to see if your stihl is working properly is to plug it into an electric socket and test it. If it lights up and stays on you most likely there is no problem. If it doesn’t light up then you may have to check to make sure that your battery is charged or maybe the connection is not working correctly.

A third possible reason your still tiller won’t start is that it’s overheating. A stihl works by having two metal circles surrounding a heating element. When you start the stihl up it causes the heating element to spin and cause the metal circles to rub against each other. When this happens the metal circles wear against each other and cause the heating element to burn out. When this happens your tiller won’t work properly. To fix this problem, you should put the heating element on a timer and turn it on for a few minutes and then check to see if your tiller works right again.

A fourth possible reason your still will not start is that the rubber coating around the heating element has been damaged. This is easy to repair and can be done at home. Just take a sharp knife and cut off some of the coating so that it can be replaced with some new material. Then you will have to heat the area so that it can be repaired properly. If you don’t think you can fix the stihl on your own then you might want to call in a professional to handle the job for you.

One last possible reason your tiller won’t start is that the belt isn’t properly aligned. This can be easily fixed by adjusting the belt. First you want to make sure the screws are tightened so they are very tight. Then you will need to move the tiller until the belt is even with the ground. You will have to do some adjustments in the height until the belt is even and sitting level with the ground. Then you will want to reassemble everything and your tiller should be working again.

If none of these problems are the problem then there is another thing that might be wrong with your Stihl tiller. Make sure the power cord is unplugged from the unit first. It sounds silly but it is important that you remember to unplug your stihl heating element first before plugging the power cord in. Failure to do this could potentially lead to an electrical fire.

When trying to repair your tiller always try to follow the instructions carefully. If you don’t understand them or you try to go about it in an unusual way then you might end up doing more harm than good to your tiller. Trying to work on your Stihl tiller by yourself can be extremely dangerous, especially if you have no idea what you’re doing. So always make sure someone else does it for you.


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