I drove all the way across town to put down some grass seed. I wanted to blow all the debris off the lawn before I started, to get the leaves and dog poo away. I started my blower and it would run, but if I pushed the throttle any it would start to die. I thought maybe it was cold, so I let it run for over 30 min, and it still had the same problem. I did notice if I covered the air intake that it would pick up and run a little better. My blower is an echo 403T that was purchased on Aug 25, 04. Well, so much for making any money with the seed.