It was brand new and was starting to have starting problems. I don't trim much at all on my lawns. I can't get it to start. I put in a new plug, it has spark. I changed the gas. It has oil and the primer seems to be pushing gas into the carb. Its past the warranty and I have called the company 2-3 times and get absolutely nowhere. I have seen them in stores and in surplus catalogs described as reconditioned. And still I can't find out whats wrong with it or what they have repaired on them when they were reconditioned. I'd like to try once more with it before I throw $180 away.