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I have the Tornado hedge trimmer ET2501 and it wouldn't start yesterday so I charged it overnight and it still doesn't work. I am squeezing the front handle,slide the lock off button backward and squeezed the trigger switch. It worked before and I have had it for about 4 months...please help.

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The trigger, lockout or trigger/lockout spring has failed of may have debris stuck in handle. remove handle cover and inspect. If parts broken follow this link for parts breakdown.

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This can also be (just did this too with my Zip Start):

1. Nasty Carb (loose screws or just funky)
2. Leaks (be they Air or Fuel Gaskets!)
3. Funky Exhaust Port
4. Fuel (check it ALL, lines, filter, tank)
5. Fuel CAP (believe it or not, they ARE vented for a reason, to PREVENT Vapor Lock)
6. The Spark Plug (if it is weak, she will act like that on the High Side, sometimes, even when Idling nicely! Double check your Plug Seat as well, where the Plug meets the Cylinder Head, if it is funky bad, clean it up, a good ground is a must!)

Remember that on a 2-Stroke, Spark Plugs take a hell of a beating on heat, or getting over-fueled (which they do, when carbs are unmaintained). And UNLIKE 4-Strokes....they have to burn OIL too! (Foul faster)

Fuel -> Fuel Filter-> Fuel Line-> Carb->

Splits here into TWO paths:

1. Fuel Bulb-> Fuel Line (Return Line)-> Fuel Tank
2. Fuel Bulb-> Carb-> Intake Port-> Piston-> Exhaust Port-> Exhaust Port Screen

Magneto-> Rotor Magnets (for Spark Plug, AKA- Ignition)->Spark Plug Wire->Spark Plug->Cylinder Head
Kill Switch (grounds all the above to the cylinder)

Running: (Carb, etc.)
Throttle Cable (super simple)
Carb Butterflies
Carb Seats, Carb Gaskets (air leaks/fuel leaks)
Needle Seat (Fuel Flow, Gummed UP!)
Any and ALL Fuel/Air Ports in the Carb.

Fixes: CLEAN THE CARB. I don't mean spray some WD-40 on it and call it "clean". Tear it ALL the way down (CAREFULLY!), and put her back together. Use some compressed air and Gum-Out.

NOTE: "Gasket Kits" are NOT a fix EXCEPT for leaky GASKETS!
They do NOT fix 99% of the problems: Spark Plug or Dirty Carb!
They will NOT fix "Operator Error" either!

NOTE: If it requires fuel (or a mix), it will invariably get gummed up, and nasty. Carbs are about the #1 reason ANY small engine fails, and ONLY second to people who
("Operator Error")

NOTE on Carbs: If it worked brand new without an adjusted carb (factory settings), it does NOT need adjusted now. What it needs to be is CLEANED, and put back into service. E.G.- MAINTAINED!

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try to adjust the air intake??

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