Well, yet another dead Echo. The dang thing has just gone haywire. Impossible to crank... then cranks fine. Cranks fine... then won't rev up without dieing. Then revs up... but will not idle. Then everything is perfect... then it returns. Anyways, if I can't get this straightened out, I'm going to have to buy something which I hate to do this late in the year. This unit is an ES-230 and it's GREAT for blowing out most gutters from up on the roof. In blower mode it looks much like a PB-200 and it shares the same tube style pictured here. Then the extra part about it that makes it great for gutters is that it has an additional handle over the starter recoil like pictured here. So I can turn it on it's side and hold it by that handle while blowing, and with that curved duckbill end tube, I can put a shingle friendly airstream into the gutter and also not be down on the very edge of the roof. That end tip also can be reversed if I need to be blowing in the other direction. Great little setup. And overall, for what it is, this blower has been pretty darn good, but just like the other Echo's with these little nagging troubles. So I'm thinking if I replace it, I'd rather go with another brand that makes something similar. Any ideas on my troubles or ideas on a replacement would be appreciated.