Could you elaborate on how exactly it flooded? What were you doing when this happened? What were you doing before it happened? I mean, if the manual says move switch to start, pump primer bulb 5 times, set choke, SET UNIT FLAT, hold trigger in and pull start cord, move choke to run, hold trigger and pull cord (all while keeping unit flat) how does it flood? **Also, why do people on here keep comparing their experience with Home Depot Echo's to Echos in general such as ones from a shop used for commercial use?