I had the same problem dsohio had. Brought mower home, set it up, mowed for about 15-20 minutes. Stopped to remove some fallen branches and tried to restart the mower. No luck. Walked around to the front and noticed gas streaming from the carburetor. It kept dripping until the tank was empty. Took it back and got another (same model). This time, the results were better. My previous Craftsman mower lasted 10 years. This mower is surprisingly light; it's almost like pushing a toy. My old Craftsman was MUCH heavier by comparison. Given the number of slopes and tree roots I mow around, that should be an advantage. It's also quieter than my old mower. Height adjustment is quick and easy and a tank of gas lasts longer. Easy to start and does a good job cutting. Except for the apparent quality control problem in manufacturing/assembly, this seems to be a reasonably good buy. Now I'll see if THIS one lasts 10 years.
We tried for several days to start the first mower before we returned it to Sears. The associates there could not start it either,but their first question was"Did you take out extended warranty?" AFTER FOUR DAYS????? We took the second one home and assembled it but it would not start.Our neighbor came to assist us and after he spent about two hours , he found an obstruction of glue in the fuel line between the gas tank and the carburator. It started then with first pull. We called Sears to tell them that they may have a problem but no one seemed concerned. When we returned the first mower , they took away our reward points and said there was no way they could get them back because we retuned the item????? We did get our points back after making a couple of calls.
I got this mower and used it all summer. Unfortunately it won't start this spring and I haven't found anyone to do the repairs yet. Suggestions welcome
Works great in high grass, but the discharge part kept falling off
My old mower just crapped out on me and went and purchased this one. Easy to put together. Pour in oil, pour in gas and it is ready to go. Comes with a shoot or you can mulch the grass. With the large back wheels makes pushing much easier.
I have had this mower since 2013. I have never had any problem with it. During the rainy days, I cut my lawn regularly, it cuts with much power, just that sometimes when the grass is wet, it accumulates under the mower and stops it. I flip it and remove the grass and start it again.
Brad loves his new mower. Love that it is easy to start and the 5.5 engine is very powerful. The old one only had 4.5 and he says he can really tell a big difference. I think he is very satisfied and he's really glad we got this new mower. I think he would recommend it to anyone who is interested in a mower.
Our old mower bit the dust so we needed something right away that was affordable. This mower has been fantastic. We live in the country with about an acre of land and this mower does the trick. Our 11 yr old loves uses it. Easy to start and push. Wonderful mower!!!
The bad reviews are true, this is a one year or less mower. It worked great all three times I used it. Stored it for winter and tried it the following summer and it would not start. I called the sears warranty dept, and they tell me to return it to the local sears location. I called the local sears location and they chastise me for not buying the sears warranty and tell me it is $99.00 to drop it off and have it repaired, even though it is still under warranty. I ended up buying another mower, no sense paying more for something that failed so easily.