I use it as a back up but had no use for about 2 years. I run it at least once every 2-3 weeks and always starts the first pull. The ECHO PB 403 actually starts better then my REDMAX 8001 blower!!. I need the money bad and will sell it for $85. The blower was used on about 4 lawns. Looks brand new no scratches, buttons work on it. Powerfull but not effcient when it comes to wet leaves in the fall. My car loan is due this week and my customers checks wont clear till Monday and my loan is due Friday. Have to be sold ASAP. I live in Shelton and this blower is the same as the PB413 that goes for $299 I payed $299 about 1 1/2 years ago.