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Craftsman Lawn Mower 21" 158cc* Rear Bag Push Lawn With Smooth Start Non CA
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Craftsman Lawn Mower 21" 158cc* Rear Bag Push Lawn With Smooth Start Non CA

Item# 07138821000P | Model# 11A-A15A099 | Added on November 20, 2010
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A Powerful 158cc Push Mower for Your Yard
With the kind of power that gets the job done and the kind of price that makes it easy to own, this Craftsman 158cc push mower makes a potent addition to small and medium sized yards. Whether it’s time to retire that tired old mower, or you’re looking for an affordable way to maintain that nice new yard, this Craftsman 158cc push mower offers dependable service and long-term use at a great price.
Equipped with Smooth Start Technology, this lawn mower is 20% easier to pull start than its predecessors, and with the efficient operation of Briggs and Stratton’s Silver Series 158cc engine, it produces a powerful 5.5 foot-pounds of torque to help you tame even the wildest lawns. And whether you want to bag-up the clippings and ship them out, or mulch and re-invest them in your lawn, the 2-in-1 deck allows you to switch between operations quickly and smoothly.
Cut your lawn long, short or adjust for slopes, the dual point height adjusters offer the choice of six positions so you can get the cut you want, while the seven- and eight-inch wheels give you the height to roll over divots, bumps and obstacles with ease. Designed for superior versatility, Craftsman created an adaptable workhorse when they made this 158cc push mower. So, up-hill, down-hill or around tight corners, you have the ability to get the job done week after week.
Powerful, efficient and loaded with options, this Craftsman 158cc push mower delivers the ... read more
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17 found this review helpful
by Mr-Mac
August 11th, 2011
Craftsman 21 In. Rear Bag Mower

My riding mower is in need of some maintenance and it will be a while so I decided I would go and purchase an inexpensive push mower to get me by.  I bought on price alone but am very pleased with the initial quality right out of the box.

Assembly was simple and all I needed was to add the provided break-in oil and gas and it started right up!  Setting the deck height was also easy with one lever for the front and one for the rear.  No more lever at each wheel, I like the new arrangement!

This mower allows the owner to either catch the clippings or bag them and, depending on my mood...today I bagged and my lawn looks great!

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2 found this review helpful
by babyface123
April 29th, 2012
less than 1 year old and having problems

Well Sears joke of a warranty/return policy is over and getting it fixed will probaly cost more than a new one. It constantly sputters and stalls even though its been lubed, oil changed, spark plug changed, and air filter cleaned. Guessing its a carb issue but im not about to drop anymore $ on this thing. Craftsman name has gone downhill, most of their products are now made in CHINA.

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Sorobo

Average mower

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After a couple of months of using it, after it warms up the engine cuts out. It doesnt die, but acts like it is.

January 3rd, 2013 via sears.com
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OutdoorDeecie

Works Great

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Had this lawnmower for over a season now. Cranks 1st time every time. No problems at all. Love the 'clean' look of the yard with the bagger and dump in my garden after cutting (my veges love it). Only wish sometimes it had a side discharger. Got this after fighting with my bigger mower that I just couldnt get cranked. Wore my arm out. So yes, I love this one! Thanks so much SEARS!

November 12th, 2012 via sears.com
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LWill

Not worth it

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Have had this lawn mower for two years and am not quite sure it will finish out the season. Never has run smooth.
One nice thing is that it is so lightweight, but if it would only work.
If it hadn't been a gift, I would have taken it back.
No more Craftsman for me.

October 23rd, 2012 via sears.com
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Millenium3

2+ years and running strong!

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<p>I bought this mower in Aug 2010 and it's now Aug 2012. I have 3/4 acre lawn that I meticulously maintain every week. After the first season I just threw it in the corner through out the winter meaning to get around to putting some fuel stabelizer in it but never got around to it. Sure enough, wouldn't start...easily removed air filter and carb and a can of carb cleaner later, runs like new. The engine is just fine if your not trying to cut terribly short. Its seems as though it is easly bogged down if an excess of grass is there. I will probably buy a heavier duty mower that is self propelled next time but I really dont have any issues with this product. If you have a smaller to medium size lawn and don't need it to drive it self, this is a solid buy. Last note, once primed properly this mower starts extremly easy.</p>

August 6th, 2012 via sears.com
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mowerone

inexpensive lightweigh mower for rough cutting on uneven terrain

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<p>Bought this on sale and it had been returned without grass catch bag.  Ok because I didn't need to bag grass.  I wanted it for use on uneven and rough terrain and it's perfect for that.  Also disdn't want it to be heavy or expensive.  It started un the first pull and has run great.  Fits my needs well. </p>

August 2nd, 2012 via sears.com
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CS89

Do not buy this lawnmower

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I purchased this lawnmower in the spring of 2011 for light and clean up mowing that my lawn tractor could not do (kids play yard, under trees). At first it seemed like a nice inexpensive mower, but then I had problems with the throttle spring. Very poor design, I have to keep adjusting it because it is very thin and cheap. At the beginning of 2012 mowing season, I was adjusting the back wheel height and the lever snapped off and just last night 6/21/2012, the right side of the upper handle snapped. I have never seen such poor quality in a piece of equipment. I will not purchase anymore lawn tractors or lawn mowers with the craftsman name. Thanks for reading my review.

June 24th, 2012 via sears.com
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slightyobvious

Pass on this one.

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Within two months the handle broke. I've now had this mower a year and the handle has broke again. This is a safety hazard and the Commonwealth's Attorney General has been notified of the defective and dangerous nature of this product.

June 15th, 2012 via sears.com
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QUINTON NELSON

Sound Investment

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Makes mowing a breeze!

June 1st, 2012
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babyface123

less than 1 year old and having problems

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Well Sears joke of a warranty/return policy is over and getting it fixed will probaly cost more than a new one. It constantly sputters and stalls even though its been lubed, oil changed, spark plug changed, and air filter cleaned. Guessing its a carb issue but im not about to drop anymore $ on this thing. Craftsman name has gone downhill, most of their products are now made in CHINA.

April 29th, 2012 via sears.com
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woodworker22

Price

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The price was right and it works really well. I like it very much.

April 25th, 2012 via sears.com
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Margaret Deibert Tifer
April 24th, 2012
Pare

Starts and cuts great!

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I highly recommend this lawn mower to home users or landscapers who need a mower that starts fast and easy. It has a great cutting radious and will cut through tough turf. The bag picks up lawn cuttings very well. The mower is easy to move around! Get it now!

April 9th, 2012 via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they received a sample of this product
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oskiller

Started out nice

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<p>I had to replace my mower right around the end of the mowing season. My previous Craftsman of 16 years that I absolutely abused finally died. I wanted another basic mower, with a bagger this time, so I went looking. I'm not big on self propelled, and high wheel is nice, but I don't want to pay the extra money. Found this on sale and it fit the bill - basic, decent engine (I only want Briggs and Stratton or Honda) and a bagger.</p>
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<p>Got it home, filled it with oil and gas and it fired right up. Ran beautifully and did the job on my lawn the last three cuttings of the season. Used it to mulch up the leaves and it absolutely obliterated them! I'm used to seeing chunks when mulching the leaves, but this turned them to dust.</p>
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<p>The mower worked fine on my first two cuttings this season. By the third one, it started sputtering and spitting out black smoke which indicates it is running rich. The carb is not use accessible so I had to take it in for service. Turns out the carb was bad and needed to be replaced. And to add insult to it, they wanted to charge me to replace the spark plug that became ruined and needed replaced. No, sorry, the bad carb caused the problem, eat the spark plug.</p>

<p></p><p>I get the mower home and it runs beautifully for the first two cuts. Go out today to cut and there is oil all over the deck. What is going on here. For kicks and grins, I pull the starter, pretty much knowing it won't work. Sure enough, it won't fire up and it throws oil out of the muffler. So I drag the thing back to be serviced again. Seems to me that the engine block might have cracked. Needless to say, I am EXTREMELY disappointed by this mower. We'll see what they say about it this time, but I'm ready to throw it away already.

December 28th, 2011 via sears.com
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OBAGULFLIFE

The lawn mower does not run smoothly.

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<p>The lawn mower does not run strong and smooth.  It does nor run properly.</p>

November 4th, 2011 via sears.com
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dougroch

great mower for the price

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I bought this mower this past spring (now fall) after buying my first home and have used it almost every week since. So far I could not be happier with this mower. Sure there are more expensive mowers with better features but within the under $200 price range this one has to be in the top 3. Starts on the first pull every time, runs for about an hour on a full tank, and have had 0 issues with it. The first time I cut with it we had just moved in and the lawn was 8 + inches and the mower never sounded strained. The only improvement I could see being needed for this mower is a larger bag. I have rarely used it but when I do it requires emptying ever 10 minutes or so. Perhaps they designed the bag small due to this being a push mower as opposed to self propelled.

October 25th, 2011 via sears.com
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aeabbottjr

An easy starting Mulching Push Mower with rear discharge.

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The mower is easy to start and does a very good job of mulching my lawn. The fact that it is rear discharge makes it easier to get close to the house and fence while mowing in any direction. I appreciate the ganged height adjustment arrangement. (one lever for both wheels on the front or on the rear)

October 25th, 2011 via sears.com
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paulanka

Only lasts a few months

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<p>I bought one of these 6 months ago and put one gallon of fuel through it until it died completely. The engine ran weird from the start due to the auto choke. It ended up surging more the last few times until it wouldn't idle any more. I guess the fix is a new carb, but i am not wasting anymore of my money on this pile. 30 day store warranty is ridiculous.</p>
<p>The only good thing about it is the workout you get pulling the rope once the carb fails.</p>
<p>SAVE YOUR MONEY, BUY JAPANESE OR ELECTRIC</p>

October 18th, 2011 via sears.com
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dvamom3

great value. It cut the grass evenly and great.

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<p>This was a great buy with the bag, it cut the grass evenly. Easy to start and put together.  Love the height adjustment, one for the front and one for the back.</p>

October 18th, 2011 via sears.com
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Pagan23

Runs pretty smooth I love it !!

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October 5th, 2011 via sears.com
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WheelHorseMan

Craftsman 158cc push mower will not run properly after 4 months

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<p>Purchased on 4-2-2011 began having trouble with engine dying after only 4 months of use. The mower itself is ok but the new B/S engines are junk. There are no adjustments on the new plastic carbs. I'm taking it back to Sears today. I'm so disappointed that it has the Craftsman name on it and performs so poorly. Luckly, I still have my 20 year old MTD ( which still runs). Looks like I'll be restoring it this winter!</p>

September 26th, 2011 via sears.com
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