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Husqvarna 173cc* 22" Front Drive Self-Propelled Mower 49 States
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Husqvarna 173cc* 22" Front Drive Self-Propelled Mower 49 States

Item# 07138045000P | Model# 38045 | Added on May 16, 2012
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Kohler engine. Loaded with features including: Accu-Fill Gas Cap; Overhead Valves — Engine runs cooler and quieter; Consistent Cut Technology — helps prevent mower from bogging down in thick, heavy grass.
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by rush21127
April 9th, 2012
so far so good

I have had this product for a while now and have not encountered any problems. Adjusted the linkage on the drive control to engage front drive properly and thats about it. Mower runs great with plenty of power even in thick or damp grass. no problem with side chute clogging like my old mower and the bag feature works well to to enable composting of yard waste. Should I encounter any problems I will post later.

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by dvreyna
July 17th, 2012
Good but...

I bought this mower about 6 months ago. Pros: strong reliable engine Kohler is a great company, no push bulb for fuel, nice looking cuts. Cons: Weak self propel feature, plastic galore, clogging shoot The side shoot was made is made of plastic and hooks on with two flimsy plastic ears. You guessed it it broke right away. I wound up making one out of metal instead and liked it much better. The side shoot does clog up especially if your grass is thick and has even slight dew on it. The self propel feature is weak and when you release it (if you want to go backwards) you must go forward slightly without the self-propelled engaged otherwise when going backwards the front tires won't spin. But going forward just a bit without the self-propelled engaged takes care of that. I wrestled with the question: would I recommend it to a friend. The engine works well the grass looks nicely cut when finished. But I don't like the fact that my plastic shoot broke so fast and due to it just hanging on by two small plastic ears it was just a matter of time before it happened again. I'm not disappointed in the lawnmower but I'm not that impressed with it either. I liked my older Craftsmen better. I never had trouble with my Craftsman until a neighbor ran over a large rock with it, which sent me shopping again. I'm not sure if would buy it again, perhaps if the price was right but this time, I would know what I was getting myself into. The reviews I read about it before I bought it mostly spoke about the reliability of the engine and it is reliable. If a Craftsman and Husqvarna were the same price and the features were the same I would go with the Craftsman or save up a bit more and buy a Snapper.

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mkmanganello

worst mower

First off who would design a mower with a automatic choke, it doesn't start on the first or even the 5 pull. It is under powered. for the size of the engine, It's completely junk.

June 9th, 2013 via sears.com
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Tuan H

great mower from Husqvarna

great mower from Husqvarna

November 20th, 2012
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cajunplantlady

Lawnmower

We liked it so much we got one for our son too !!

November 16th, 2012 via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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Monica Boyle
October 23rd, 2012
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Starting, bagging problems

<p>When I bought the mower I was concerned about the lack of a way to manually choke the engine if needed.  The salesperson PROMISED me that the machine would start on the 1st or 2nd pull, every time!  I can't belive I bought that, but . . .  The machine did start the first pull when I assembled it at home, and it worked fine mowing some ranker grass outside my yard using the side discharge feature.  I did have a problem with the side deflector chute not staying put.  The mower was stored for about a month waiting on the yard to need attention, and put to use.  It started on the 15th or 16th pull - finally.  Ran pretty good after that, but is no great shakes in tall grass.  The mower bogs down, and I have to creep through the tall stuff (6&quot; Fescue - not really a big problem for my old mower) to keep the engine up to speed.  Even then, the mower doesn't bag well.  After the rear bag becomes about 1/2 full, it starts spilling too much clippings to be anyway satisfactory.  So, lots of dumping of the grass catcher!  The worst problem, however, remains the initial starting.  The mower will NOT start without a great deal of effort - many, many hard, straight, fast, effective pulls on the starter rope before the engine gives any hint of starting.  I now keep a can of aeresol starter fluid (just like I keep in my diesel tractors) with the lawn mower.  I take off the breather cover, spray between the breather element and the machine, close 'er back up, and Wah-Lah - it starts, first pull.  The mower does a pretty good job (after the ridiculous starting procedure!) of mowing and bagging light to average grass, but then just about anything else will, too.  Not much of a recommendation.</p>

August 31st, 2012 via sears.com
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mmiller1974

Biggest Mistake I Ever Made

<p>Purchased mower 3 years ago. So far, It had been in for 2 warranty repairs. Wouldn't start, and transmission issues. More trouble after the warranty expired. Replacement parts installed so far: all 4 wheels (rear highwheel poorly designed and both broke. front wheeels gear teeth wore out prematurely), Bothe front wheel adjusters (poor design caused bearings to fail and adjustment became difficult), speed adjustment cable (once after 2 years and replacement lasted only 2 weeks-bad design has cable bending 90 degrees many times during operation), and the transmission started wearing just after warranty expired and has worn to the point where the worm wheel barely meshes with the worm shaft and jams when pulling mower backwards. I cannot wait until the next item breaks. I cannot recommend anyone buy this mower ever. Would I recommend this mower to a friend. No. I wouldn't even recommend this to an enemy. A poorly designed piece of equipment. If i were designing crap, this would be my design. Invest your money elsewhere. I certainly got a poor return on my investment. Going out today to purchase something better designed.</p>

August 17th, 2012 via sears.com
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dvreyna

Good but...

I bought this mower about 6 months ago.
Pros: strong reliable engine Kohler is a great company, no push bulb for fuel, nice looking cuts.
Cons: Weak self propel feature, plastic galore, clogging shoot
The side shoot was made is made of plastic and hooks on with two flimsy plastic ears. You guessed it it broke right away. I wound up making one out of metal instead and liked it much better.
The side shoot does clog up especially if your grass is thick and has even slight dew on it.
The self propel feature is weak and when you release it (if you want to go backwards) you must go forward slightly without the self-propelled engaged otherwise when going backwards the front tires won't spin. But going forward just a bit without the self-propelled engaged takes care of that.
I wrestled with the question: would I recommend it to a friend. The engine works well the grass looks nicely cut when finished. But I don't like the fact that my plastic shoot broke so fast and due to it just hanging on by two small plastic ears it was just a matter of time before it happened again. I'm not disappointed in the lawnmower but I'm not that impressed with it either. I liked my older Craftsmen better. I never had trouble with my Craftsman until a neighbor ran over a large rock with it, which sent me shopping again. I'm not sure if would buy it again, perhaps if the price was right but this time, I would know what I was getting myself into. The reviews I read about it before I bought it mostly spoke about the reliability of the engine and it is reliable. If a Craftsman and Husqvarna were the same price and the features were the same I would go with the Craftsman or save up a bit more and buy a Snapper.

July 17th, 2012 via sears.com
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Yardboy44

My older model is the best ever - read this review

I have essentially the same mower as shown here, but I purchased mine about four years ago. It is by far the best mower I have ever had, but the engine is a Honda which I have found superior to Briggs &amp; Stratton. I know nothing about Kohler motors. My Honda has started on the first or second pull for the entire time I have owned it. A similar experience on the other mowers I have. The bag fills up nicely except on the wettest days. The side shute, which appears identical to the one I purchased, works only in a forward direction, and even then can plug up. I need to use this when the grass is quite long. I could have used the bag, but due to the volume of grass, would have had to empty it about every 10 to 15 feet. When finished with the initial cut we raked and ran the mower to bag some of it.

I have a different mower at each of three properties, and now have Honda motors on each of them, one of which has a Honda deck.

From what I have read about the experience of others I would recommend that Husqvarna consider going back to offering Honda motors, even at a higher price. I would pay extra for the superior engineering. And I am not Japanese and I drive only American cars.

June 27th, 2012 via sears.com
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KevinMcC

Very hard to start even harder to keep running

Extremly difficult to start. The only way I can get it to start is to soak the air filter is gas. The Sears repair shop said we must use only the highest octane fuel we can find to prevent the carborator from gumming up. That does not help. DO NOT buy this mower. it runs for 10 minutes max before getting gummed up and stalls out. Then you need to take it to the shop because you need special star head screw drivers, (plural) to get access to the carborator. DO NOT buy this mower. Husqvarna will deny responsibility for the Kohler motor. Kohler will be no help ... each part of the motor is made by someone else and Kohler only assembles the parts...good luck finding out who makes each part and then getting that manufacturer to accept responsibility. This is a pass the buck mower that will not work. Sears blames it on Husqvarna, Husqvarna blames it on Kohler, Kohler blames it on many. Bay a used more at a yard sale that is tried and true.

May 31st, 2012 via sears.com
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DHoelsken

Husqvarna 173cc 22"Front drive Self Propelled mower

I had heard that you can't go wrong with Husqvarna mowers, But I'm beginning to question who told me that. When I unpacked it I gave it a thorough inspection and was disappointed that it did not include a mulching blade. I was of the impression that this was standard with most other mowers.
I have 5 acres of native grass &amp; fairly uneven ground. I bought it for the areas that my riding mower can't maneuver. Due to the uneven terrain, the drive levers tend to pinch my hands.
This design may work OK on pristine lawns but not for my property.

May 4th, 2012 via sears.com
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rush21127

so far so good

I have had this product for a while now and have not encountered any problems. Adjusted the linkage on the drive control to engage front drive properly and thats about it. Mower runs great with plenty of power even in thick or damp grass. no problem with side chute clogging like my old mower and the bag feature works well to to enable composting of yard waste. Should I encounter any problems I will post later.

April 9th, 2012 via sears.com
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eaglene

Great Basic Mower

So far this has been a great basic mower, runs very strong and seems well made. I have only had it a short time, but good so far.

April 4th, 2012 via sears.com
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lawnguy1234

crap from first day I used it was in shop for 3 months

<p>I bought at Sears and used it for about 2 hours put it away and when I went back to use again it would not start. Took it back to Sears and they wouldn't do anything for me I tried calling Husqvarna but there is no one to talk to. I then called Kohler took awhile but got someone who send me to one of there repair shops it was in the shop for three months waiitng on a new carb. when I went to pick it up I told the guy start it in from me he pull the cord and it broke in his hand ,They replaced it got it home used it for a hour next time i went to use it wouldn't start .Now everytime I go to use it I have to pull the plug pour gas in replace plug and it starts that is the only way it will start. once I do that, it cuts fine . Please don't buy this machine....</p>

February 22nd, 2012 via sears.com
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