Craftsman is a brand of tools that are commonly sold at Sears and other hardware stores. The Craftsman has released a line of lawn mowers. Some of these lawn mowers have developed frequent problems as a result of major design flaws. Fortunately, these lawn mowers often come with warranties.
Craftsman self-propelled mowers are supposed to use an engine to allow owners to push their mowers forward. However, there are many times when the mower wheels lock up and the owner then has to push the mower herself, which can be more difficult with wheels that refuse to turn, according to Top Rake. Thus, performing the landscaping job with the self-propelled mower can be even more difficult when the mower refuses to function properly. This problem can be caused by the tread wearing off the wheels. Another problem that Craftsman mowers develop are plugged up air filters, which inevitably develop from long-term use. By removing the foam on top of the filter, the filter can be checked to see how clogged it is, according to Chuck’s Lawn Mower Repair Page. The filter can be cleaned out by applying a little motor oil.
Like with many products, some Craftsman lawn mowers are immediately defective and should be returned to the store. Lawn mowers that immediately stall should not be repaired, but should be returned from where they were purchased for a new lawn mower.
The steel levers on some of the Craftsman mowers have an aluminum deck. This is because steel has a tendency to wear away aluminum. Also, the steering column of the Craftsman mower can become loose. The steering column comes loose because the engineers often do not use screws that are very long, so they often fall out, according to Lawn Mowers Review. The Craftsman lawn mower tends to use up a lot more gasoline than other lawn mowers to do the same job, according to Lawn Mowers Review. They can be very inefficient.
Normal Lawnmower Problems
If the Craftsman lawnmower won’t start, there is a good chance that the oil is bad. This problem is not so common with automobiles since the gasoline is usually used up before it can go bad, but lawn mowers often sit in a shed or garage during the winter and might contain oil that has gone bad over during the colder months, according to Chuck’s Lawn Mower Repair Page. All the gasoline will have to be drained out and replaced.
Performing maintenance on the Craftsman mower can be dangerous if the owner performing the maintenance does not wear safety glasses. Also, the mower contains many moving parts that can cause serious injuries if fingers or toes get caught in these parts, according to Top Rake. Those with long hair or loose-fitting clothing can get the hair or clothing caught in the moving parts.