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Craftsman 190cc* Briggs & Stratton Gold Engine, 22" Front Drive Self-Propelled EZ Lawn Mower
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Craftsman 190cc* Briggs & Stratton Gold Engine, 22" Front Drive Self-Propelled EZ Lawn Mower

Item# 07137041000P | Model# 37041 | Added on November 9, 2011 | Seller: Sears.com
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$359.99
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The Craftsman 22 inch Self Propelled Mower Delivers a Good-Looking Lawn
The Craftsman 190cc Front Drive Self Propelled Mower delivers versatility and toughness with a value that might just have you thinking lawn care isn't so bad after all. With a 675 Gold Series Briggs & Stratton engine with 190cc's of power, there's no denying this Craftsman mower has the guts to cut down just about any length of grass in its path. No only is the engine potent, but it's easy to start, too, thanks to Ready Start™ and Smooth Start&trade. Ready Start is a system that eliminates the need for priming and choking the engine so all you have to do is pull, which is about 20 percent easier than on other lawn mowers thanks to Smooth Start. The mower pulls its own weight, too, as it cuts its way across your yard with a variable speed gear drive system on the front wheels so it moves at the speed you want it to move - effortlessly. There's no more need to lean into the handle with all your weight to mow up hills or through thick or wet grass which not only makes this Craftsman lawn mower more comfortable, but safer, too.Even with all of those comfort features, this Craftsman 22 inch Self Propelled Mower gets the job done and done well. Four height positions on the 22 inch high performance deck help you get the ideal look and feel you want on your lawn. Not only do you get to choose how thick and luscious you want your grass, but how to dispose of it as well by bagging, ... read more
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13 found this review helpful
by hybridview
July 6th, 2014
Quiet, smooth, fast drive.

I bought this on sale last Fall to replace a 12 year old version of this mower that was showing it's age (rust holes and knocking engine). After using it for a month now, I am quite happy with this unit. [[[PROS]]] [*] This machine is noticeably more quiet than the old one (probably due to the piston slap on the old engine). [*] Drive speed is 50% faster than my old unit. I like to mow at a fast pace, so this is very nice for me. So far, the high drive speed has not bogged down the engine, but I mow every weekend to prevent excessive grass height. [*] Very easy for me to start. I put STABIL in the gas after testing it out last Fall. In the Spring, it started up in 4 pulls with this older gas. Now starts in one pull. MAKE SURE you put STABIL in your gas can! Stale gas is the leading cause of mower failures BY FAR. It's very easy to add to your gas can when filling it up at the gas station. [[[CONS:]]] [*] Having an upper bail (engine control) and lower bail (drive control) on the handle make my hands sore after 30 minutes. The small bars start to really dig in. The new model has a flat plastic cover over the top bail, which I might try to replicate on mine. My old lawnmower had a single bail (engine control) and a locking hand lever (drive control), which did not bother me much. [*] Deck steel thickness (gauge) is a little thinner than the old model. The deck does not flex much (steel is probably a better grade), but I wonder how long until rust eats through it. My old machine had rust holes in the deck, but it's first 10 years were likely harsh from the previous owners. [*] Drive gear box appears to be all plastic. This might not be a problem, but I wonder how robust this will be. The drive wheels on my old AND new mower have plastic gears, and they will fail if you bump the mower head-on into walls/fences/trees while in drive too often. When navigating around tricky spots, let go of the drive bail and push it manually. This tip should make your self propel system last for years.

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by j.smooth
March 9th, 2014
Not worth it

I haven't had this mower 1yr. and already had to take it back to have it repaired 3times, new spark plug new carb. oil changed and it still won't run, it starts then dies out, I have to borrow my sisters mower to finish my lawn

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mikehere

Disappointing

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I've owned my mower for about three years and its been a disappointment and frustration. If you use the side chute it instantly clogs with grass (I have too much lawn to keep changing the rear bag). The front wheel drive system is a poor and ill conceived design - it has a metal gear that drives the wheels via their plastic toothed gears on the inside of the wheels. The plastic teeth get chewed up up faster than a steak in a dog pound. I've had to deal with spark plug replacements too, etc. My prior Craftsmen mowers were decent, but this is a model is a big flop for me.

June 2nd via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product | The reviewer indicated they received a sample of this product
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Kelven

piston ring sealing problem

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After owning a different Craftsman mower for more than 10 years that required only normal maintenance, I decided to purchase what I thought would be an upgrade from the older model.
This mower worked for one season, then failed--despite it receiving proper care during the off-season.
I checked the air filter (like new), and changed an oil fouled plug (after one season of use), but the mower would not start.
Although there are plenty of positive reviews, there are too many well documented negative reviews to be able recommend this product.

May 18th via sears.com
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jrcava

Very limited power

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I've had this mower for exactly one year. It replaced a similar Craftsman front wheel drive mower that I had for 14 years. This mower cannot compare to the old one. It starts ok but the engine is much less powerful and continually chokes to get through my lawn. I cut my grass every 4 or 5 days so there is no excuse for this type of performance. I am thinking about getting rid of it.

May 15th via sears.com
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frontdeskmike

Frequent repairs needed

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This mower runs great when it is operational. I have owned this mower for half of a mowing season and have kept up with all of the routine maintenance. It has been serviced twice because it loses power. I have to borrow another mower to finish the job. I do not recommend buying this mower.

May 12th via craftsman.com
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Latoyia poohtydon
April 14th
STEPHANIE ALO

Nothing but trouble!!

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Had this mower for almost 2 years and I cant even begin to tell you how many times that it has gone in for repair! It recently just got out of repair again and this last time we decided to take it to a shop other than Sears. All the times that weve taken it to Sears, it has never been a good experience, there were even times that we had to go there and just pick up our mower because it still wasnt finished after months of sitting in the shop. The bag doesnt fit well and from day one, we havent been able to get a new one without paying for it! We have had nothing but problems with this mower!

April 9th | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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DougS.

Powerful Mower

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Consistent Craftsman mower user. This self propelled mower is very powerful and moves fast. No priming required to start. No oil change required. Craftsman mowers are engineered exceptionally well and user friendly compared to some other mowers I have tried.

April 7th via sears.com
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Pwyman

Junk....don't buy

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I bought this less than a year ago. I've used it approx 10 times. Every time I used it, it was harder and harder to start. Today it wouldn't start. Returned it to Sears to have it looked at and hopefully repaired under warranty... They don't cover spark plugs and a few other things... Really, you can't warranty a spark plug for a year? What a joke. I hope it's not that because I pulled it and cleaned it and still no luck.
You've been warned... Complete junk... You'll spend more of your time trying to start it and dealing with waranty issues.
Plus the grass catcher is a joke. You get lots of blow by and it won't completely empty unless you scoop it out!

My last craftsman lawn mower lasted 17 years, never had to repair it and always started.
This one is only 8 months old. Sears.... Stop selling ****!!! Get back to quality!!

March 9th via sears.com
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Albigdog

Dose a great job

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Run we'll always start great

February 24th via sears.com
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ProudownerIBeast

This is a heavy well made machine

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This lawn mower performs very well. I have own many lawnmowers over 20 years this is the best performance. Nice strong Motor cuts tall grass.

February 23rd via sears.com
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jlee_mck

Great lawnmower

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I haven't had much of a chance to use this lawnmower yet. It was very easy to prepare for first use. Just had to put the bolts on the lower handle and tighten them and swing the upper handle up and tighten it. Added the oil that was included and put some gas in. Started on first pull. Very easy to start. Mowed some grass (weeds) on the side of my garage. Very easy with the self-propelled. Did a very good job on the grass that I didn't think was that tall until I started mowing it. Good thing I got a new mower or it wouldn't have gotten mowed! This is a great mower in my opinion. I will enjoy using it this summer. Will be much faster than my old 20" mower.

February 20th via sears.com
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Melbag

Great lawn mower

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This is a great lawn mower. It was the first lawn mower I ever purchased. It was a great value for the price and is very easy to use. I would recommend this lawn mower to anyone looking to buy one.

February 19th via mobile
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Cam69

Smooth

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Easy to remove bagger.

February 4th via sears.com
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Sears_product

Works ok

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For the price you pay for it, you can't expect more. Works ok.
Has got starting problems sometimes. I would not buy a front propelled one again.

December 3rd, 2014 via sears.com
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John Bergstrom
November 15th, 2014
clrasher

Best Mower Ever

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This is the best mower I've ever had. I have purchased many mowers from Sears over the past years, and this one is by far the best. It took longer to take it out of the box than it did to assemble. I put gas and oil in it, pulled the cord once and it fired right up. My grass was high and wet in spots, and the mower never slowed down. Great cut and easy to clean.

November 12th, 2014 via sears.com
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lindalou3151

A mower that takes alot of the work out of mowing

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Since our old mower just couldn't make it one more time before winter set in, we headed to Sears for a new one. The salesman was really helpful and we decided on the front drive self-propelled mower. We used it the next day and it was everything we could hope for. The cut was great and the self-propell made mowing so much easier.

November 4th, 2014 via sears.com
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kimandsar

1900 cc briggs & Stratton front drive self propelled Lawnmower purchased on

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The bag on the lawnmower was a little smaller than I expected.... I was happy with the pickup service at the store. The lawn mower does start up nice.

October 27th, 2014 via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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nkd123

good mower

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I bought this mower because I like to use my mower as a vacuum. This mower is able to fill the bag completely. The one thing I don't like about this mower is the location of the auto drive handle. After mowing for an hour with this mower my hand started to cramp up. Debating whether I should return it for a handle that is more ergonomically designed and won't send my hand and arm into muscle cramps. Otherwise the mower is powerful and seems to run smooth.




October 18th, 2014 via sears.com
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marylandmano

Great mower

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Just got it to replace 9 year old Craftsman mower. That is why I buy Craftsman!!! This one a lot better- No choke and blade makes better cut.

October 17th, 2014 via sears.com
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