I have a PB200 that I bought in Aug 2002. I had a Ryobi that I could never start (I mean NEVER) so I gave up on it and bought the ECHO because everyone told me that they were very reliable - and that was of utmost importance to me. I'm a single mom and I need stuff to work when I need to use it. Well, I've probably used it about 10 times, and now the thing won't start at all. It started easily up until now. The last couple of times that I used it, I noticed that when I gave it more gas, it wanted to cut off. I didn't know what the problem was, and being as busy as I am, never got around to looking into that. Now of course, it won't even start. I had my neighbor take a look at it (and this is a guy that can usually get anything to start) and he is at a loss as well. He thinks I got a bum unit. Am I screwed? Anyone have any idea what the problem is? If I take it to a repair shop - will they charge me more than the thing is worth? This is SO frustrating.