- Drain the fuel tank of the Stihl Trimmer down a funnel into a storage container. Press the primer button repeatedly and try to start the engine to remove the last drops of fuel left in the tank and carburetor.
- Remove the spark plug with a screwdriver. Place a few drops of STIHL's two-cycle oil in the spark plug port. Pull the starter plug gently a few times to lubricate so the oil can lubricate the piston and crankshaft. Install a new spark plug.
- Remove the air filter. Clean it by placing a few drops of fuel on it and wringing the fuel out until the filter is dry. Install it back into the trimmer.
- Polish the moving parts, including the blade, with a lubricant oil such as Stihl's Multi Purpose Grease. This lubricant oil is waterproof, resistant to oxidation and prevents corrosion on the moving parts in extreme weather.
Things You Will Need
- Storage container
- STIHL Lubricant oil
- Spark plug
- STIHL two-cycle oil
- Store the trimmer indoors, if possible. If you must store it outside, cover it with a tarp to protect it from wetness.