Is it feasible to have broken connecting rod repaired?
I have an 8-year old diligently maintained Honda HR215KHMA Master series lawnmower (GXV140 engine) that performed flawlessly until last fall. It began acting up - the electric starter would fire up, the motor would turn, but would immediately stop after turning. This happened several times, until finally it seized up. The motor has not turned nor the shaft cannot even be rotated ever since.
Several experts diagnosed the problem, based on the symptoms, as potentially a broken Connecting Rod.
Question? Assuming it is the problem, how much would it cost to replace the broken connecting rod?
A ballpark figure would be really helpful as I decide if it is worthwhile getting this lawnmower repaired, or just buying a less sophisticated/expensive mower?
I would greatly appreciate your insights. Thanks in advance for your help.
A Dispappointed Honda Mower Owner
NOTE: I mistakenly posted this message earlier as a follow-up to another message.