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Km94

Evening.

Has anyone experienced running problems with the km94 rc? It will run two days no problems 4+ hours a day, then it's a new day runs a couple of hours and starts running really badly, switch it off for 10 minutes starts no problem and runs good then on.

ive had a geniune carb fitted, still doing it and my dealer thinks it could be the coil, but if it were the coil I thought it would be getting worse and worse, but this is a couple of weeks now and still the same.

Any ideas or help appreciated.

Thanks.

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  • PRO

    I have to have 2 new carbs fitted  by the dealer on mine they are made of cheese, mine is not working again and I'm not throwing anymore money at it. It's only 18 months old. 

    • New carb 10 days ago. So I'm thinking if I spend the money on the coil and it ain't that, I've got a machine with new parts on it that doesn't do the job.

      • PRO

        I had re occurring problems with mine starting and running eratically , Advice was to get a new carb but first i tried several repairs within my comfort zone and thought i had cracked it but machine started to play up again . 

        I took it to a new local repair shop and the guy simply cleaned the carb and re tuned the carb he said they can  easily go out of tune these machines and its worked ever since and actually better than when it was new , a repair costing under £30 . 

        Also i have noticed with this model once its started from cold and runs it will easily start again after about an hour just by pulling the cord without the need to prime it or engage the choke. if you prime it again it seems to flood and wont start , it also seems to like to run a few seconds when it starts before pressing the throttle . 

  • PRO

    Has the machine had a new spark plug fitted? A small piece of carbon rattling round in the spark plug 'nose' gives exactly the syptoms you describe - had it twice this week myself oddly as it hasn't happened for a good while!

    • New plug also fitted as well. Thanks

  • Coils can have an intermittent problem......I'd buy a new coil.... about £50.  Open the box carefully so if it doesn't do the trick, you can resell it on Ebay as "new" without losing much money.  Funnily enough, I picked up a replacement carb for my FS94 a few weeks ago....... £9 including postage from China............. works fine though took 4 weeks to arrive. Unfortunately, there don't seem to be any cheap Chinese coils for the KM94 that I can see.  

    • PRO

      Although a long shot a previous stihl strimmer i once owned ran very erratically and i only discovered the problem oneday after it wouldn't turn off so had to pull the rubber boot off the spark plug and  in doing so received an electric shock . 

       upon close inspection i noticed a nick in the rubber boot exposing the metal casing which wasn't previously visible , a new rubber boot sorted the problem .

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