Hard to believe there aren't any small engine shops that will fix things anymore. All of them around here just want to sell you new stuff. I think it would be profitable to fix this stuff, since their door rate has always been higher than mine in a collision shop. Just my booth and air make-up was over 100K new. Then there's the frame machine, and the paint mixing system with mixing tints. I own all this equipment, bought and paid for. What do you need to fix a weed wacker? I think there aren't many people that know what they're doing, or just don't want to fix them. My Stihl weed wacker was at a Stihl authorized sales and repair center for 2 weeks. Said they couldn't fix it, said parts were discontinued. They were way off base. Not even close to diagnosing the real problem. When I went to pick it up, they took me immediately to the show room, to look at a "suitable" replacement. Around $400. Took it home. Kid had it diagnosed in 15 minutes. Loose part, gasket sucked in, no signal (pulse) to carb. Runs great again. If someone here can explain to me why these people deserve to make more hourly than me I would love to hear it, other than the obvious. I'm an idiot.