This is a Stihl 2 stroke weed trimmer that had its engine flooded and was unable to release due to an over pressured primer. I show how to release the gas from the ENGINE ONLY and not dump the tank everywhere. Be aware that this may cause warranties to be void if you own a new one. This one was out of warranty. Also this is only for those who can not get the unit to un-flood by pull starting it off of a choke to clear the line. Some people think it will clear itself if left to sit but this is not the case, The engines are pressurized and air tight meaning if it is actually flooded then you need to clear the line either by a pull start without choke or by doing the method I show here. This particular one was not able to be started by the no choke method so I am showing the line method. This will also show how to replace the air filters if you didn’t know how to do it.
Remember to use safety first. A few key pointers that fall into the do as I say not as I do category are as follows:
1. I had the ignition flipped to on, this allows for there to be a spark and could cause explosions if there are too many fumes allowed to ignite. I was well ventilated and was pretty sure I wasn’t about to pull the cord and spark it.
2. Use goggles when doing any work on this equipment as if gas or any particles get into your eyes it will suck really bad.
3. When starting the trimmer you will notice my grip was poor. Make sure you hold onto the safety grips so it does not get away from you and cause injury.
4. Last but not least it is EXTREMELY hazardous to the health of anyone who makes fun of my Hello Kitty bandaid or my Soft Kitty T-shirt. Just kidding, I love Hello Kitty but I also am an old Army veteran who can throw down with the best of them so I guess I can wear what I want lol.
Hopefully this helps some people out and if there is anything else you want to see let me know and I can do what I can to make a video of it. Also PLEASE click like as it will help me out a great deal.