alright, took it to the dealer, the mechanic saw right away what was wrong, the fuel line was being pinched by the throttle plate. I also stated to him about the carb adjustment after 10 fill ups. He did not know anything about this, but stated to bring it in when needed for adjustment and they will do it for free. He also stated "we arent Lowes" we'll take care of you. That is what i wanted to hear!! Very nice people in Douglasville, Pa at TC Lawn Equp. So glad i bought it there and not Lowes!! I also bought a 3lb. spool of the Magnum Gatorline Super Twist as recommended by Rider. Dealer did not sell this stuff, but he said be careful around pvc and gutters with this stuff.