No, it doesn't have electric start. I did not want to have that because of the maintenance of the battery and also other stuff to fail. The more complicated the generator, the more stuff to break. And, it also adds a considerable amount of cost to a gen.I thought it had electric start
Probably operator error. I have seen people that pull ropes all the way out...totally unnessary. These pull starts are just like any of the others on the market.one of the comments about the pull start failing
If you keep a can of starter fluid on hand, these gens will virtually always start on the first pull. With proper maintenance they will usually start on the first pull without resorting to starter fluid anyway.