self propelled lawn mower issues.
The differential failed on my low end self propelled lawn mower prematurely. I took the transmission apart and found plastic inside that simply would not hold up. I would suggest to not buy a lower end self propelled lawn mower for this reason. I am not sure what price point is required to get quality but it is not in the 300 to 400 range that many home centers sell these units at. The transmission replacement costs 85.00 after searching for rock bottom prices. I do not know how much a shop would charge to replace one but I would guess the repair costs are not worth the repair. I will never buy another one like this. I sure miss my lawn boy from the 70;s ........By the way, I plan to engage the drive from now on with pressure off the front wheels (front wheel drive) and hopefully this will extend the life of this differential.