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Stihl chainsaw idle adjustment

adjusting the idle on a Stihl MS211 chainsaw

We had some trouble with our Stihl MS-211chainsaw today.

It starts up fine, but stalls out when trying to idle.

I replaced the spark plug, but it didn't help. Luckily our local mechanic shop was able to squeeze us in for a visit.

Turns out the idle adjustment slot is the one on the upper right side where the access holes are located.

I asked our super friendly mechanic how much for the speedy service? He wanted to charge 5 bucks, I told him it was worth more like 20, and then we settled in the middle at 10.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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