Leaf Blower -- 1-2 second delayed start and stop

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I just bought the 530 CFM leaf blower.  I notice that there is a 1-2 second delay in starting when I pull the trigger to start, and a similar delay when I release the trigger to stop.  Is this expected, or is this a problem?
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Ruth Cloonan

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Posted 3 years ago

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Ruth, as everyone said, that sounds about normal. There's a delay there to protect the motor from sudden start ups and stops.  It's just a safety mechanism to avoid putting a ton of strain on the motor at the first second of operation.