OK, misleading post title... it's a Husky, but it's the same unit as as the RedMax 7001. Since it was under warrantee, I didn't mess with it and went to the dealer. The guy at the counter said "Wow, these things NEVER come back!" They took a quick look.... there was a small piece of metal that found it's way into the spark plug gap somehow. It was causing a short. How a small piece of metal found it's way in there is a mystery, but when even the dealer is shocked by a 7001 having a problem..... what does that say about how good these machines are? Within 5 minutes I was in and out, and this blower continues to kick arse. I saw that one fella's post about comparing blowers, and it was well done, but based on specs alone. I'm a solo, and this is my only blower. When I get that kind or real reaction, near shock, from my dealer about this machine having a problem.... and find out it was a fluke problem... well, this is one unit I have no regrets about buying. I can blow leaves out of a mulched bed without blowing out the mulch... excellent power control. Powerful enough to blow leaves out from under a raised deck, even from enclosed corners. Just one small solo's thoughts.... these machines are great.