STARTING YOUR ENGI-r TE
refer to "Specifications.")
L._'_ G _._:
Fuel engine. Move 10 feet (3 meters) away from i_Jel-
Rest engine and shield on ground, supporting trim-
mer head off ground.
Remove and discard t_e plastic shipping
guard on the primer bulb (if so equipped).
A COLD ENGINE,
OR A WARM EN-
OUT OF FUEL:
Make sure the switch is in the "On" position.
Move the choke lever to the "Full Choke" position.
Slowly press the primer bulb 6 times.
e Engage the throttle lock as follows
1.) press the throttle lock-out
2.) squeeze and hold the throttle trigger
3.) press and hold the throttle lock, then
4.) release the throttle trigger
Keep the throttle lock engaged until the engine runs
PulI starter rope sharply 5 times.
may sound as if it is trying to
start before the 5
pull. If so, go to the next step im-
Move th e choke lever to the "H_f Choke" position.
Pull the starter
rope sharply until the engine runs,
but no more than 6pulls.
If the engine has not started after 6 pulls (at
half choke), check to make sure the switch and the
choke lever are in the proper positions.
choke lever to the "Fuli Choke" position
press the primer bulb 6 times; pull the starter rope 2
Move the choke lever to "Half Choke"
and pull the starter rope until the engine runs, but no
more than 6 more pulls.
If the engine still has not s_rtod, it isprob-
Proceed to "Starting a Flooded En-
Allow the engine to run 15 seconds, then move the
choke lever to "Off Choke." Allow the unit to run for
30 more seconds at "Off Choke," then release
throttle lock by squeezing and releasing the trigger.
H_LTFA If engine dies with the choke lever at the "Off
move the choke lever to "Half
Choke" and pull the rope until the engine runs.
To stop the engine, move the switch to "Off."
A WARN .IN G
IAvoid any bodily
with the muffler
] start inca
A hot muffler
A WARM ENGINE
THAT HAS NOT
RUN OUT OF FUEL:
Engage the throttle
lock as directed in "SARTING
"Keep the throttle lock engaged
untiI the engine runs smoothly.
until engine runs, but no
more than 5 pulls.
$ Allow the engine to run 15 seconds, then move the
choke lever to '!Off Choke." Release the throttle zoc_
by squeezing and releasing the trigger.
If engine has not started, pull starter rope 5
more pulls. If engine still does not run, it is probably
flooded. Proceed to "Starting a Flooded Engine."
To stop the engine, move switch to the "Off" position.
STARTING A FLOODED
Flooded engines can be started by placing the swi'tch_.
in the "On" position and the choke leverin the "Off
Choke" vesition; then, pul! the rope to clear the en-
gine of excess fuel.
This could require pu!ling the
rope many times depending
on how badly the
unit is flooded.
If the unit still doesn't start, call the Customer Assis-
tance Hotline at 1-800-235-
1STARTING pOSITION t
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