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Before I return to the point of sale thought I'd ask for advice here. Brand new ms 261c. 1 week out of the box and has just been used for cutting heathland scrub. It starts first time at the beginning of the day but after that it has trouble starting unless you hold the trigger and pull. If you don't rev it it cuts out straight away. It won't idle at all. 

 

I have tried the reset move but it won't idle so I can't reset it. 

 

Fuel/ fueline/ carb problem? Or easier to just give back to honeys? 

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Only a week old or so.  Wouldn't sod about with it,  unless you want to void the warranty.  Take it back to the Stihl dealer and get it checked out properly.

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What is the reset procedure for the 261, just run it on fast idle for 90 seconds without touching the throttle ?

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You pay for a years warranty in the price of the saw and it sounds like you need it. It may be the fuel solenoid but it may also be faulty manufacture and if you sod with it, it will be invalidated. Get it sent back!

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I think it would be best to follow the above advice and take it back to the dealers rather than start stripping it down and invalidating the warranty.

 

The only other things I would check is the spark plug gap is 0.5mm, I have had a few stihl and husky machines that wouldnt idle during a pdi due to a small plug gap, that and the flywheel gap which should be .25-.30 mm, a large gap can cause the same issues. 

 

 

 

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