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  • hi have the gears been greased or has the machine been dropped at all

    • Machine not been dropped to my knowledge,is greasing the gearbox an easy job,not opened it up for fear of complications/resembling thanks for your feedback@@

      • really simple just undo the black plate where the blades enter the machine (2 or 3 torx screws), you will see the gear wheels inside, clean any excess debris out with a brush and re-grease, stihl do a tube of it for about 7 quid which is a whitish grey coloured grease designed for cordless machines rather than the standard black variety

        • Cheers,gonna give that a go,greatly appreciated 👍

          • yes won't do any harm, if the screaming persists after a good lubeing up there is something physically wrong with it. I have had one of these to bits before but be warned removing and changing the actual motor seems well nigh impossible, maybe the dealers have a special tool for this

            • Yep if the cleaning,lubricating doesn't cure it i will leave it to the specialists,I know my limitations 

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    Grease the gearbox and the screeching will stop. 

    • Cheers Nick,going to clean and grease at the weekend thanks for your feedback 

    • Unfortunately, there couldbe some permanent damage if it's been run with insufficient grease.............. supposed to be done every 50 hours so if it's used regularly, it's going to need attention every few weeks.  At least that's better than the HSA86 where it says to do every 25 hours.  

      • Doesn't get hammered with use so fingers crossed  thanks for the info

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