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I have a stihl FS 45 curved shaft trimmer the head has

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I have a stihl FS 45 curved shaft trimmer the head has locked up and wont turn, if I loosen the knob it will turn as soon as I tighten it stops turning. Is this a bad head or shaft bearing.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  JON replied 9 months ago.

Was the head removed before this issue came about?

Expert:  JON replied 9 months ago.

With the head off, can you rotate the shaft a few times?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Not sure this came in from a neighbor said weed eater

would start and run but bogs down.

Expert:  JON replied 9 months ago.

I just pulled the head off one I have in my shop. the head goes over the shaft and nut on end, and a black button tightens it down. Is everything there that should be? can you rotate the shaft with no head on it?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Yes I can rotate it with it off no problem, all parts look to be their acts like something is for just not sure what.

Expert:  JON replied 9 months ago.

if it will rotate with head off, the problem is with head or head installation. make sure it is sitting on that nut correctly or it will lock shaft when button is installed

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Thanks

Expert:  JON replied 9 months ago.

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