Bought mine about one year ago. Starts nice and easy, no rope to pull. Cuts and cleans nicely. I use the bag most of the time as I have pine needles to pick up. Works great. No problem what so ever with this mower. Great value. Plus, it pulls you along. Nice and easy. Wife likes it also.
This is a fantastic mower...but because it is a front wheel drive, it only performs well on a flat surface. Encounter the slightest slope and the rear wheels will slide all over the place as you fight to steer straight...corners are even worse. Excellent mulching although some clumps drop out. No oil change required. The deck cleaning works well. Cannot adjust the deck very high (I like my grass tall). Push button start is excellent...wish this was available on all models. I just returned this item for the all wheel drive version.
below average carborator issues
I dont know if it's just my luck or they sold me a piece of **** on purpose, but from the first time after bringing this mower home, charging it up and cutting my yard, there were issues. I have under 20 cuts with this mower and it's acting as if I've had it for years with hundreds of cuts. Got to the point where it would start stalling out and not cranking back up. Would take it to sears and they'd "do whatever, if anything" then I'd take it home, it would start, mower a little bit, then stall out and not crank again. Live. Die. Repeat. Got to the point I was at sears so much, one of them had the audacity to tell me to just Spray some Carb Spray in it to get it to start. And then another time. when I went to pick it up and it was "supposedly" fixed by their tech. lol...The guy in sears tries to crank it in front of me, "you know, to show me it's fixed right" lol...**** thing wouldnt crank (like when I brought it to them) So right there in front of me, he sprays some Carb Spray in it. And it cranks. "Oh Wow?!" So Again, I'm told by the salesman, just spray some spray in it, if it gives you any problems. I'm like, that sounds cool if this thing were 7 years old with over 200 cuts, but its barely a year old with under 10 cuts....I "shouldn't" "HAVE" to spray a **** thing in it for it to work. Needless to say, two individuals tell me, that if i bring it back and their tech couldn't fix it one more time, they'd give me a new one. So, that time came and went TWO more times, now everyone's like, "well, that's up to our tech and blah, blah, blah" The people in that store KNEW I had a lemon, they knew it, but they didn't want to do the right thing and give me a better mower. All the sears dying and closing, I was driving an hour to and from their store each time with that mower and if they weren't going to work to get me a better one, being mine was practically still new, they should have never even brought up the "possibility" of me being able to get one, just for them to back step and act like my mower didn't meat the terms. For this reason and this treatment, I'm glad Sears is in the position it's in and wherever those sales people go, that were at this store. If I see them, I don't care if it's in a BAKERY, then I won't buy any pastries or cakes!
I returned the first mower because it would not work. The second mower I picked up never has run correctly but I'm still using it. The engine stalls out and the self propelled does not work. It's a waste of money.