Sthil 201t - keeps snapping


Chapel Hill
I have a brand new Sthil 201ms. The starter cord keeps snapping. I have had it replaced professionally (Sthil dealer) and I have replaced it 2 times. After about 6 starts something is fraying the cord and it snaps.

I can’t see anything obvious that is causing the cord to fray.

Any body else have this problem?

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Rob Stafari

Active Member
Brand new saw, certainly the dealer's problem. I would insist they replace the entire assembly. There is no reason you should be investing any more of your time/money to fix what is obviously a factory defect. Factory defects happen, that is what the warranty is for.

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