Hey guys, last October I purchased a NEW little wonder optimax blower 14hp Honda (lb270h) and I have had a ton of problems with it. 1st yard I tried to blow it broke down and wouldn't start. The shop finally cut a 1/2 in piece out of the rubber gasket on gas tank and it worked. Since the beginning the engine vibrations have caused the throttle control to slowly creep down, requiring that I adjust it every 30 seconds or hook up a bungee cord while pushing this 180lb machine around hills/ grass / etc... THEN the 1st time I use it this season the impeller bolt falls off! Took to the shop, and got it a few days later and put it to use and the starter cord breaks as im pulling on it!\ The machine is an absolute piece of ****. I had heard so many good things about it. Unless they give me a new machine im going to buy something else. Ive lost so much time from this machine. Does this happen to anyone else? This is a new commercial machine, I shouldn't be having any problems with it. Less than 40 hours of use.