Hi! My name is Matthew Christian from Tampa, Florida and on behalf of Expert Village, today I would like to talk to you about the proper use and maintenance of a leaf blower. The first step in getting your gas powered leaf blower to start is to turn on the kill switch which is more commonly known as a kill switch or on/off switch. Be sure the switch is in the on position. There has been several times where I have been guilty myself of trying to get my gas powered leaf blower to start. I've pulled, primed and I played with the choke until I was blue in the face and it would not start until I finally realized that I had the kill switch set to the off position. Make sure this is in the on position. This is the handle to our gas powered leaf blower. This is where you will hold it to direct the nozzle of where you wish to blow. It also houses the throttle trigger and the on/off switch.