Today (and after considerable research on this site) I purchased the Echo 260 trimmer. It is a stronger version of my home cheapo 2100 trimmer. However, after priming and several yanks on the starter cord i get nothing. Do it again and again and same thing. Choke, no choke whatever this puppy ain't gonna work. Call dealer they say it may be flooded....take out spark plug vent, clean start from scratch and still nothing. Has anyone had a similar experience with the echo 260 (i ended up using the old one which fires after one pull). O yes, i took it back and they gave me another one...............looks real nice on the trailer but too bad it won't work either.