Hi this is Jon on behalf of Expert Village. In this video clip, we would be talking about starting and stopping the power sweeper. Our on/off switch is located in the handle of our tool. So that when I'm using my tool. I can easily flip it on or flip it off. Now you would notice I have feed my extension cord through the retaining area but I have not plugged it in yet. I'm not going to plug it in right before I use it, this is going to help prevent accidental starting. If you are unsure of which way switch is on and which switch is off, you can take a look at the top of it and it says off with a arrow pointing to this side. So I push that button to that side my power sweeper would be in a off position. To turn your power sweeper on, go ahead and plug in that extension chord. Make sure you get a good handle on it and turn it to the on position.