Rated 2.7 out of 5Â by 11
Rated 1 out of 5Â by NotHappy Worked three times
I bought this mower last year. but only used it 3 times before I started having problems. My front yard is small, 35 foot x 20 foot. I have replaced the carb three weeks ago, used it another 3 times and I ha to take the carb off AGAIN and clean it. It still just spits and sputters if I can get it started at all. only coughs and sputters, wont come up to R.P.M.... I've checked oil to make sure its full, drained the fuel to check for dirt or water, nothing but gas. Checked the spark plug, and spark, both good. I've changed the air filter, and nothing helps. It's brand new, maybe has a total of 2 hours run time. and thats it, junk. 250 bucks shot. It has NO choke, NO manual throttle. So it runs or it dont, nothing you can do but tell everyone you can NOT to buy a Briggs an Straton powered mower with the plastic carb.
September 9, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by HonestOpinionator Works well so far
For the sum total of 2 times I've use this mower so far it has performed excellent. It was fairly east to start, the first time took several tries but I think that's to be expected. If you want a different clipping height you will have to remove and reinsert the wheels, but that doesn't happen often enough for me to care. If it matters to you then I'd get something else as it will be a pain.
April 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by andrewk76 Great machine for the money
Going into the store I was set to get MTD 140cc, but then I saw this puppy with 158cc, also MTD engine, for $20 and I thought I have no problem using a little more power. The very first time, after adding oil, included, and fresh 87 octane gas it started on a second pull, but first pull almost got it going. Used it several times after that and it starts the same way, no issues whatsoever. On the box it said mulching, not sure why HomeDepot product spec says it's not. Very happy with the machine! It's simple and does the job, - exactly what I was looking for. I am a type of guy focused on value since I rarely understand why one would want to pay for features they don't use. Also, maintenance of any tool is the key to its longevity.
May 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by oiler Now if they would imporve the shipping
Item came with recoil housing bent and prevented the rope to recoil. I took the top off, found the bent piece due to poor boxing and straightened it. Not worth the hassel sending it back and if that was all that was bent, I counted my self luck.
May 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Fred Delivered on time and in good condition
Used once so far - started quickly. No issues with usage of first mow! Seems like great mower for the price and Consumer Reports seem to like them as well...
May 15, 2012