I have a Red MAx EBZ 5001R and I have been pleased with it......BUT>>>>. Is there anything I can do about the pull rope sticking in the "pulled all the way Out" position? I mean do I need to oil this or spray it with lube of some kind every so often? I had to have it replaced about 2 months after I had it for the same thing and my dealer tried to open it up and lube it (BIG BIG MISTAKE WITH THE SPRING), so he had to put a new one on it.... It does get som rain on it if I am on the way home and it rains or it rains some during the day while I out but the trimmers and the other BP blower I have does not have a problem.... I did also want to know if there is supposed to be a gasket between the motor and the pull rope assembly????