Ya know...I was asking myself the same question when it happened. My only other option would be to take it back to the dealer who worked on it last year and loose the use of my blower for another month. No thanks! I think when this one gives it up I'll be looking at a Shindy since the dealer I take my Scag and Bunton to sells them. Plus, the Scag/Bunton dealer gives me much better service than the shop I take my blower and trimmer to.