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Why did my weedeater keep going after I turned the power off?

  1. Mar 3, 2013 #1
    I used to be a groundskeeper, and I operated a weedeater for the job. I had a gas-powered weedeater. I don't remember the make or model of the weedeater. When I turned power button to off to turn off the weedeater, the engine on my weedeater would sometimes keep on going for over a minute after I turned the weedeater off. Why did my weedeater engine keep on running after I turned the power to off?
     
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  3. Mar 3, 2013 #2

    russ_watters

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    Perhaps the on/off switch is just a fuel flow shutoff.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2013 #3

    lisab

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    It wasn't full yet.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2013 #4

    Evo

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    :rofl:
     
  6. Mar 3, 2013 #5
    It's obviously possessed. What more evidence do you need?
     
  7. Mar 3, 2013 #6

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