do i expect too much??????? or am i not getting enough????? (trimmer life!!) echo 2401, 2601, & 260. all purchased new in the last 16 months. when new, i get about 3-4 months of trouble free use. then they start loosing power. into the shop for a carb cleaning. then i get about 30 days & i have the same problem again. back to the shop. got all 3 out of the shop right after labor day. not one will run half decent today. got 2 2100's (w/adjustable carbs)that are 4 yrs old & run much better than the newer ones. have 1 fs120 stihl (3 yrs old) that runs like a champ. use premium gas plus a stabilizer. keep filters clean & don't abuse the trimmers. what kind of life do you expect from a trimmer? is there a problem with the brand i'm unaware of? i've got to find a cure b4 spring. change brands, add nitro, pray, something...i've tried 3 different dealers so i can't blame a mechanic. i'm trimmer poor & the downtime really ticks me off.