Lawnfilter: Are electric mowers ready for prime time, particular on hilly terrain? [more inside]
posted by dgran
on Mar 7, 2012 -
My Craftsman riding lawn mower was belching white smoke and barely crawling forward this evening, so the lawn did not get mowed. In examining it, the air filter looks nasty, and the belt I can get to without disassembling stuff feels very loose. That belt appears to drive the blades. It's an 8 year old mower with a B&S engine The belts are original, and the air filter might be too. I don't remember when I last changed it. I change the oil and sharpen the blades in the spring and the thing just runs. It had be running OK, but a little rough, prior to today.
My question - it is likely a simple tune up and new belts fixes my symptoms? If odds are it is something more complicated I'd rather just get it fixed by a pro and be done with it. I can handle the simple tune up, but if it's likely to be in vain...
posted by COD
on Jun 15, 2010 -
[lawn care filter] I'm new to the world of lawn care. If I use a manual push mower (without a grass catcher) to cut my grass - would I need to rake and bag the cut grass afterwards or can I just leave it where it lies? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by cheemee
on Mar 11, 2010 -
One battery, multiple tools: for what line of power tools did I see a commercial that featured one battery that you could switch out between the tools? [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31
on Jul 31, 2009 -
Trying to replace a mower blade on some MTD off brand electric mower that I inherited. I've removed the blade assembly from the mower, but there is one last piece I'm unable to remove -- a disk attached by two round head bolts. How do I remove these? -- picture here
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posted by rdhatt
on Jul 13, 2009 -
Does anyone have experience with electric lawn mowers? I am looking for brand recommendations, pros and cons, etc. ... [more inside]
posted by Jane Austen
on Mar 12, 2008 -
I'm in the market for a reel mower. What features should I be looking for? Any recommendations on models? [more inside]
posted by dw
on Apr 29, 2006 -
Honda Masters 215 Mower: Self propelled portion of the mower went out. Where do I find manuals and/or how do I fix it? Also, any recommendations for cheap OEM parts online? [more inside]
posted by huy_le
on Jul 7, 2005 -
I tilted the lawn mower the "wrong" way (which is to say not with the spark plug pointing up) in order to clean the underside, and now when I start it up, the engine pours out lots of white smoke. This seems to be because some part of the engine has been flooded by gasoline and/or oil (because, I guess, this is some super crappy engineering).
Anyone know how to get this to stop? Do I just need to wait for it to dry out? Is the solution somehow spark plug-related (the manual seems to imply that removing the spark plug is necessary to every single bit of maintenance)? Will the engine simply smoke until all the oil is burned off?
Am I going to blow up my lawn mower?
posted by bryanjbusch
on Apr 3, 2005 -
What do you do when the lawn gets so long your mower can't possibly cut through it?
posted by TurkishGolds
on May 28, 2004 -