1. Check the oil level in the crankcase. Refer to Checking
the Oil Level ( p. 12).
2. Turn switch to ON position (Fig. 13).
NOTE: If your unit is equipped with a spring loaded type
ON/OFF switch, it will always remain in the ON position.
3. Place trimmer rmly on the ground or a very sturdy
work surface. Make sure cutting head is clear of all
objects. Make sure all bystanders are a minimum
of 50 feet (15 m) away. Do not attempt to start near
pilot lights or any open ame. Do not smoke. Grasp
the starter rope handle with one hand and the handle
pole with the other hand ( Fig. 14).
4. With the unit in the starting position, do not squeeze
the throttle control (Fig. 13). Then pull the rope
smoothly and briskly. The engine should start.
Engine should start with 3-5 pulls. Once warm, the
engine should start on the rst pull.
NOTE: On the rst use, it may take extra pulls to ll the
fuel system with propane.
5. Squeeze the throttle control slightly to warm up the
engine for 15 to 30 seconds. In cold weather, move
the throttle slowly until the engine warms up for 30 to
NOTE: When starting the engine in very hot or cold
conditions it may be necessary to squeeze the throttle
open while pulling the starter rope.
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1. Release your hand from the throttle control. Allow the
engine to cool down by idling.
2. If your unit is equipped with a spring loaded ON/
OFF switch, press and hold the button on OFF until
the unit stops. Otherwise, push the switch to the o
3. When done using the trimmer for the day, disconnect
the propane canister from the unit.
AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING. MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN
THE STARTING POSITION WHEN PULLING THE STARTER
ROPE. (FIG. 14) TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, THE OPERATOR
AND UNIT MUST BE IN A STABLE POSITION WHILE
STARTING. MAKE SURE THAT ANY ADD-ON ITEM IS
INSTALLED CORRECTLY AND SECURE BEFORE STARTING
ALWAYS WEAR EYE, HEARING, FOOT
AND BODY PROTECTION TO REDUCE
THE RISK OF INJURY WHEN OPERAT-
ING THIS UNIT.