Power+ 12" trimmer only runs for 15 seconds

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I bought the Ego Power+ 12" trimmer at the end of last summer and have not been able to get the trimmer to run for more the 15 seconds. It will stop I will have to the string come to a complete stop release the safety and trigger and then squeeze the safety and trigger again and it will start running for another 15 seconds. This goes on the entire I am using it. How do I fix this?
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Hi Jh, as Jacob said, if you removed the guard (the black plastic guard at the bottom), the string trimmer will shut itself down as a safety precaution if you have too much line out.  It's part of the design to protect the motor of the tool.