If you can't get it started, look on the side of the motor for instructions. Make sure you pull the **** out straight, do not bend it. Use ear and eye protection, this trimmer has a ton of power. Tilt it and use it as an edger. This is the 2nd gas powered Craftsman lawn product I have purchased and I am very happy with both items. Excellent buy and very dependable.
I bought this trimmer 3 months ago. Right from the beginning I didn't like the trimmer head with the dual spool it kept jamming on me! Also, it never seemed to run on an idle right from day one! But, I thought it would get better, I was wrong! Like I said, It worked OK for the first couple of times I used it, besides the spool head and shutting off while idling, but just last week I tried to use it and it took for ever for it to start! I actually had to use it at half choke because it wouldn't stay on with no choke! It's too late to return it so I am trying to see if I can adjust and get some use out of it! I wish I had returned it!!!! Basically a POS! Do yourself a favor and stay away from this trimmer!!!!
bogs down and dies when turned to an angle to achieve edging, bogs down in moderate density weeds, bumper for line broke in under a year of use. customer service was of no use and wasted my time. total P.O.S.! and sears just lost a long time customer, SPEND A LITTLE EXTRA MONEY ON SOMETHING NICE. I only trusted this product because of all the good reviews....wrong choice