Reference should be made to these instructions before attempting a cold weather start.
Starting fluid used in capsules is highly inflammable, toxic, and possesses
Initial Engine Start (Electric)
Start an engine equipped with an electric starting motor as follows: Set the speed control lever at part throttle,
then bring it back to the desired no-load speed. In addition, on mechanical governors, make sure the stop lever
on the governor cover is in the RUN position. Then press the starting motor switch firmly. If the engine fails to
start within 30 seconds, release the starting switch and allow the starting motor to cool a few minutes before
trying again. If the engine fails to start after four attempts, an inspection should be made to determine the
To prevent serious damage to the starter, if the engine does not start, do not press
the starting switch again while the starting motor is running.