I've always had trouble starting anything that has a pull cord on it. I recently bought a 4 cycle gas string trimmer. It was supposed to be "easy starting". A friend of mine started it the first time for me and I started it one time after that but since then haven't been able to get it started. My nephew was here today and I asked him to see if he could get it started for me. It started with one pull. I wasn't dressed to work outside at the time so I had him shut it off and I went and changed clothes. He's gone and now I can't get the d**n thing started. What is wrong with me? Can trying repeatedly to start it cause it to flood? Did I flood it by pressing the bulb that primes it since it had been started once less than an hour ago? Is it a big cosmic joke... lets make Deb crazy (crazier???)? I think I should just buy a few sheep and goats and forget the whole thing.. better for the environment anyway.