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05/12/2013
By: crystal.tooleychristopherson
Best Small Engine Repair
Never take anything to this father-son team. We dropped off our riding mower and our push mower to have them repaired. My husband took them over on a Saturday. 7:45 on Sunday night I receive a call wanting to know if my husband was home. I told the man (the father) that my husband was speaking at our church and wouldn't be home until 8:30 or so. He proceeded to tell me that if we didn't come get our mowers that night there was no space for them in their garage and they were going to leave them outside. He thought we would like to know because it was going to rain overnight. Also, his landlord didn't like stuff sitting outside. He didn't think their neighborhood was that bad, but you never know... Seriously??? So my husband had to get home, go pick up trailer, and then go get the mowers at 9:30 on a Sunday night. Then we find out they had already left them out the night before. All of this would be severe annoyance and a reason not to go back if I hadn't spent $150 fixing a riding mower that STILL DOES NOT WORK!!! It is doing the exact same thing we took it there to get fixed, but good luck getting them to do anything once they have your money. What a couple of con men!!!
Tips & Advices
For gas-powered lawnmowers, the primary reasons for a failure to start are lack of gas, water in the fuel system, broken or faulty spark plug, and engine seizure. For electric mowers, check to make sure the mower is plugged in and that the cord itself is not damaged.
When a lawn mower issue arises, it generally results in the either the mower’s inability to start or its inability to cut properly. The most common causes of these issues include:
  • Clogged air filter
  • Flooded engine
  • Dead spark plug
  • Overfilling of oil
  • Dull cutting blade
  • A dirty undercarriage
  • Gasoline or oil that is too old and has gone stale
  • Overheated engine
Reel mowers are those without engines that use a series of vertically spinning blades to slice the grass, much like a pair of scissors would. These mowers are typically smaller and are pushed manually by an operator. But larger reel mowers can be towed behind tractors or multipurpose vehicles, which is how most golf course lawns are maintained. These mowers make shallow cuts and disperse the clippings broadly back over the lawn. This is known as grasscycling. a form of self-fertilizing, and is generally considered to be good for the grass’ health and longevity. Rotary mowers generally have a single blade that spins horizontally and is powered by a small gas or electric engine. These mowers can be adjusted to cut thick or shallow grass and disperse the clippings neatly to one side, greatly easing the process of clean up. Rotary mowers can be pushed manually, ridden by a driver, or towed behind tractors and multipurpose vehicles.
  • Clean blades and the undercarriage of clippings and dirt at least once per year to prevent rusting
  • Change oil, air filter, and spark plug once every one to two  years
  • If the mower is being stored for a long period of time, such as during the winter, drain the remaining gas and oil
Lawn mower spark plugs should be changed every one to two  years.

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