I haven't had a look at it myself, but he said it stalled a few times while he was using it, and then he could no longer pull the cord out at all to start it. Anyone have experience with this? Does it automatically mean its toast? I told him to take the plug out and if he still couldn't pull the cord, try adding some penetrating oil, and if that didn't help, take the muffler off and look for damage... I was just wondering if it could be anything else less serious? The saw is a 2 year old Husqvarna (one in the 3XX series). He says he used properly mixed gas/oil, since he has a special gas can just for his chainsaw I don't think he screwed that up - but the gas mix was probably from last year and this was his first time using the saw this year, but it had stabilizer in it... don't know, would be a disappointment for sure if the saw was ruined, he has probably cut fewer than 6 cords with it. As far as I know it isn't under warranty anymore. He bought it from Home Depot.