Originally Posted by goreds2
I have to admit, I have felt this way before when I have had trouble getting my mower to start.
I spent almost 3 hours today repairing my Craftsman riding mower. Piece of crap. My kids left the key on so it drained (ruined) the battery, and one of the rear tires went flat.
So I went and got a battery and had to buy a new tire. But after I corrected those problems the mower still no go. So I thought.... "What the crap is wrong with this thing now!!!" Only I didn't use the word "crap".
Was it the drive belt, maybe the transmission? It turns out that when they changed the tire the metal "key" that fits in the trans axle groove on the drive tire had fallen out and they didn't realize it.
So once I got that replaced I then had the privilege of getting the yard mowed.