I purchased a new Speeco 22 ton splitter with the briggs motor on it in August. I hauled it home and let it sit until about three weeks ago. It came assembled and ready to go?! But I try to start it and no go. I hauled it back to the store and their mechanics could not get it to fire either. Since i had not used the splitter at all they gave me a different splitter. This new new one started up in the shop. Then i take it home and I was barely able to get it running. It did fire up and I split a cord of wood. Fast forward to today. I needed to split more wood and I'll be damned if I had a hard time starting this thing. I mean like forty five minutes of pull pull pull. Prime pull. She'd fire and run for like a few seconds and then die. I resorted to pulling the plug off and drying it off about ten times before she finally fired and I burned a tank thru it. I was about wore out before I started splitting wood. It was in the low forties so it wasn't too cold. Ive had this same model of splitter before, a 2005 model, and I never had any problems with it. The only differance in my older speeco and this one is the primer is different, the newer ones have a tiny hole in the center where the older one had a normal primer? Im pretty sure the old one said to push the primer 6 times, these new ones say three times. I pretty much adhered to this and dont think I over primed it, but who knows. Any ideas? I will give it a go again tomorrow and if it acts up it will probably go back to the store.