And both units are brand new. Does anyone else have this problem? I'm going to take the FS85 back to the dealer and see if theres any kind of adjustment that can be made. The thing will spit and sputter the first few pulls. When it finally is running smoothly I've pulled on it 10 times. The Redmax 7001 blower I bought from Capt Devo and will try to contact a local dealer. Does 5 pulls sound excessive? I read several of you who start on the first or second pull. I've never had that happen.