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  1. RealEstate

    Stihl Ergostart won't engage

    My Stihl 211CE has the so-called Ergostart, a sort of wind-up spring for wimps. Unfortunately it doesn't engage any more so pulling the cord does just that and nothing more - can't start the saw. Typically saw is just over a year old:( Stripped it and there's two plastic pawls held by a spring that should fly-out and engage when you pull the cord. However, despite cleaning and oiling there's no way the pawls want to fly out when the cord is pulled; they don't seem heavy enough to overcome the small amount of friction in the spring. So can't start the saw. Anyone else had problems? I'm wondering if I can mod the pawls so the spring doesn't retract them, so they're permanently engaged, ie do away with the wind up ratchet so it starts like a normal chain saw? Maybe I just hope the Stihl supplier where I bought plays ball and fixes it FOC? Poor design I reckon, saw has not had much use.

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