Model # PS21ESLM

Internet #300791648

PowerStroke 21 in. 4.5 HP Subaru Gas Rear Wheel Drive Walk Behind Self Propelled Mower
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PowerStroke Discontinued

21 in. 4.5 HP Subaru Gas Rear Wheel Drive Walk Behind Self Propelled Mower

  • Subaru EA175 engine
  • Mulch, bag, or side discharge
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
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Product Overview

  • Subaru EA175 engine
  • Mulch, bag, or side discharge
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
Powerstroke 21 in. Lawn Mower is a rear drive and self-propelled lawn mower that is always grounded, providing exceptional traction control and maneuverability. The Subaru EA175 commercial grade engine delivers reliable performance and longevity. It offers rear bagging, mulching or side discharge capabilities for flexible performance in all mowing conditions. All backed by a 3-year warranty.
  • Subaru EA175 commercial grade engine
  • Electric start
  • 3-in-1: rear bagging, mulching or side discharge
  • Rear drive self-propelled
  • Single-point, 7 position height adjustment
  • Hose washout port
  • 21 in. steel cutting deck
  • Soft-sided bagger
  • High wheel design
  • Fully assembled
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Subaru EA175 engine
  • Mulch, bag, or side discharge
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
Model #: PS21ESLM
Internet #: 300791648

Powerstroke 21 in. Lawn Mower is a rear drive and self-propelled lawn mower that is always grounded, providing exceptional traction control and maneuverability. The Subaru EA175 commercial grade engine delivers reliable performance and longevity. It offers rear bagging, mulching or side discharge capabilities for flexible performance in all mowing conditions. All backed by a 3-year warranty.

  • Subaru EA175 commercial grade engine
  • Electric start
  • 3-in-1: rear bagging, mulching or side discharge
  • Rear drive self-propelled
  • Single-point, 7 position height adjustment
  • Hose washout port
  • 21 in. steel cutting deck
  • Soft-sided bagger
  • High wheel design
  • Fully assembled
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
37.2 in
Assembled Height (in.)
22.6 in
Assembled Width (in.)
22.4 in
Blade Length (in.)
20.9
Cutting Width
21 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
8
Mower Deck Width
21 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
11

Details

Assembly Required
No
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Cutting Options
Bag,Mulch,Side-Discharge
Deck Material
12 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Stamped
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
175
Engine Make
Subaru
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
7.4
Features
Bagger,Blade Brake,Deck cleanout,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Single-lever height adjustment
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
.3
Included
Bagger,Battery(s),Engine oil
Lawn Mower Type
Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
1.25
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
3.5
Mower Size Type
Standard
Number of Blades
1
Number of Handlebar Positions
1
Oil Capacity (oz.)
17
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
91.5 lb
Rear Wheel Height
High Wheel
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 10W-30
Refurbished
No
Returnable
90-Day
Size of Yard
1/4 - 1/2 Acre
Walk Behind Mower Type
Self Propelled

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
37.2 in
Assembled Height (in.)
22.6 in
Assembled Width (in.)
22.4 in
Blade Length (in.)
20.9
Cutting Width
21 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
8
Mower Deck Width
21 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
11

Details

Assembly Required
No
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Cutting Options
Bag,Mulch,Side-Discharge
Deck Material
12 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Stamped
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
175
Engine Make
Subaru
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
7.4
Features
Bagger,Blade Brake,Deck cleanout,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Single-lever height adjustment
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
.3
Included
Bagger,Battery(s),Engine oil
Lawn Mower Type
Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
1.25
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
3.5
Mower Size Type
Standard
Number of Blades
1
Number of Handlebar Positions
1
Oil Capacity (oz.)
17
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
91.5 lb
Rear Wheel Height
High Wheel
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 10W-30
Refurbished
No
Returnable
90-Day
Size of Yard
1/4 - 1/2 Acre
Walk Behind Mower Type
Self Propelled

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

Has anyone else had issues with this lawn mower backfiring while shutting down? When I release th...

Has anyone else had issues with this lawn mower backfiring while shutting down? When I release the handle and stop the mower engine, it backfires every time. Am using just regular 87 unleaded gasoline.
Asked by: RunnerGuy
Yes I did as well after mowing some very thick grass and weeds. You might check to see if the air filter needs replaced or cleaned. It worked for me.
Answered by: Max
Date published: 2018-05-27

Does anyone have any experience with this mower? Looking for a mower for next spring and like the...

Does anyone have any experience with this mower? Looking for a mower for next spring and like the features on it. Wondering if anyone can provide any feedback. Thanks!
Asked by: Curious
Thank you for asking, Curious. This mower is self propelled, and has many useful features. Some of the features include the height adjustment, a 21 inch cutting path, and larger wheels. We also have an easy to use bail, the included battery charger/maintainer, a quick connect deck wash system for easy clean up, the grass catcher that is easily removed, a mulching plug, and a the side discharge deflector. Please feel free to check this unit out on www.homedepot.com or contact our customer service at 877-617-3501 for any questions you may have regarding this mower. I hop this helps and we appreciate your interest in PowerStroke! -Keri
Answered by: PowerStroke
Date published: 2017-07-18

does it have a speed control or is it just one walking speed?

does it have a speed control or is it just one walking speed?
Asked by: Rob
Like others have said, it is single speed. Feathering the drive does not change this. At first I thought it was on the slow side but then realized that it is going the best speed to give you the best cut. It traveling faster would be okay it the rpm of the blade was increased. The very first day I used it was to cut wheat grass and fescue that had gotten to about about 2 feet tall and was wet. This was also going straight up a 45 degree slope. With it in mulching mode (not discharge) and using the self propelled functionality, it went straight up the hill, never slipped, mulched the grass to nearly invisible clippings and never bogged down once!
Answered by: jsidva
Date published: 2018-04-27

Is this a 2 cycle or 4 cycle?

Asked by: Ethan
4 cycle
Answered by: Chuck
Date published: 2018-05-16
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Customer Reviews

21 in. 4.5 HP Subaru Gas Rear Wheel Drive Walk Behind Self Propelled Mower is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 417.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After more than a year in use I can say this is an outstanding mower. Starting battery still stro... After more than a year in use I can say this is an outstanding mower. Starting battery still strong. Two of the problems it had: backfiring and wheel lock were fixed. It stopped backfiring after break in period and first oil change. Wheel lock is easily fixed by taking of wheels and oiling bearings. Excellent gas economy, powerful and great power on wheels. Starts at the touch of the key.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!! I've had this mower for a little over a year now. The price was great, a... DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!! I've had this mower for a little over a year now. The price was great, and I was excited to try the product, but I wanted to wait to give a review until I had spent some time using it. I can safely say that I've now used it enough to know it's not worth buying. When I first got the mower everything seemed good enough. I noticed that the mower cuts higher in the center than on the sides, but this was only minor and I could live with that. I also noticed that the side discharge chute falls off about every five minutes while mowing. It's not secured by anything other than a couple plastic hooks, so if it comes in contact with anything it gets knocked loose. One of the many times it fell off, the hooks hit the blade of the mower, so at that point it was completely useless. I found a replacement part online, bought it, no big deal. I buy a cheap mower I expect to replace a part every once in a while; however, after having the mower about 8 months the self propelled portion of the mower stopped working. I finally tracked down the right person at PowerStroke, and they got me the information for a warranty repair shop. I drive to the middle of nowhere where this shop is located, drop the mower off in mid-October. I didn't hear anything back for months, so I started repeatedly called, alternating between PowerStroke and the repair shop for another month or so before I finally got the mower back from the shop in early March. Then yesterday while I was mowing, maybe the 10th time I've used the mower since picking it up from the shop, the self propelled portion goes out yet again. Save yourself the time and headache of dealing with this product and the company that makes it. It's worth a couple extra bucks to get a mower that isn't going to break every couple of months.
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Mower I bought this mower about a year ago trying to save some money. It looked good started well and the Subaru Engine was a gas sipper and was powerful. The problem Was one of the rear drive wheels never worked. After a less than a year the left wheel went out. I took it to a repair shop and they would not work on it. I told them just throw it away and I bought a Toro rear wheel drive with push button start. Don’t waste your money. I do not recommend this mower.
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The lawnmower was a bust and had to be returned. Arrived... The lawnmower was a bust and had to be returned. Arrived damaged. Fell apart during use. Couldn't even make it thru one season. Took way too long and too much trouble to get it returned to hope depot. Took six months to get it returned with a big hassle on my part. Not a good experience with home depot or this lawmower. Very disappointed all the way around.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from You can't judge a mower by its appearance. I have owned many mowers and this one is truly a disap... You can't judge a mower by its appearance. I have owned many mowers and this one is truly a disappointment. The mower usually starts on the first pull of the cord ( hardly ever use the key). It has a one lever height adjustment for raising all the wheels to the same level, which is a good feature , but it rubs the back wheel and will not stay in the hole for the height that I choose to mow the grass. It backfires on occasion. To turn corners it takes much effort, and the handle bar is really too high for someone at 5'4" tall. I also prefer a front wheel drive for climbing hills. It was fortunate that the mower was not terribly expensive. I am planning to sell this to a dealer that buys and sells used mowers.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 50% of the time the engine backfires once when... 50% of the time the engine backfires once when shutting the mower off. I don't know if this will have a detrimental effect on the longevity of the engine. The handle nuts are not fitted with nylon nor do they have lock washers and continually loosened. I replaced with nylon fitted lock nuts.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Controls come to mind to start or lever to move... Controls come to mind to start or lever to move forward. It goes forward when you try starting mower.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Subaru engine is great, but everything else is low quality. Upon opening the box there were two ... Subaru engine is great, but everything else is low quality. Upon opening the box there were two nuts for the handle missing--critical pieces. There was also a bolt and nut missing on the mow height adjustmen-another critical piece. After going to the hardware store and finding and installing the correct nuts and bolts it finally worked. The mower height at the highest setting is comparable to an lower setting on an old Lawn Boy mower. This means that the grass is always cut low and any lower settings on the PowerStroke mower are unusable because mower simply can't cut that low. Also, the mower height seems lower in the front than the rear. To top it all off, the spring holding down the rear deflector broke and it is impossible to reset the torsion spring (with a new spring) to refit this deflector so that it will work--so now its "jury rigged" with bungee cords to hold it in place. This is a low quality mower that just happens to have an excellent Subaru engine on it. Do not buy, you will be frustrated and sorry! Home Depot remove it from your inventory.
Date published: 2017-10-02
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