I regret nor having checked here first, but I bought a Poulan Pro lawn
mower and am returning it. It is the sorriest mower
that I have experience in over 50 years of mowing my lawn.
Problem involving poor grass cutting of same nature as reported here
several months ago appeared immediately
and on second try at mowing engine started giving problems
( every 7 or 8 seconds would appear to be running out of gas
but would recover with a black puff of smoke).