Sears Craftsman Lawnmower Breaks on Third Use

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I recently purchased a Sears Craftsman 19" Electric Lawnmower (the type with a cord). On its third use (my son was mowing), the blade hit a root and tore into the plastic housing, stuck there and stopped.
Is this type of disaster eligible for warranty repair? It seems pretty poor design if a small irregularity like a root could cause this kind of damage.
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Is it a LAWN mower or a ROOT mower?
Remember... you get what you pay for! (or better phrased... You don't get what you didn't pay for.)
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Call them. All you have to lose is the time even if later you have to buy parts.
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ELECTRIC lawn mower!!1 LMMFAO!!!.
steve

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ELECTRIC lawn mower!!1 LMMFAO!!!.
steve
Yea... Me too *snikker*
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Pre-1960s, 40 or 50 foot wide, 100 foot deep urban lots with lots of plantings barely have any actual lawn, anyway. If lawn is flat, and less than 1/4 acre, the care and feeding of a gas mower may be overkill. On my semi-rural lumpy hilly 2/3 acre, where buying a tractor is tempting but not justified, an electric would die in a month. But if you only have a little square out front, a stripe down each side of house, and most of backyard is taken up with alley driveway and seperate garage, it'd probably work fine.
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Pre-1960s, 40 or 50 foot wide, 100 foot deep urban lots with lots of plantings barely have any actual lawn, anyway. If lawn is flat, and less than 1/4 acre, the care and feeding of a gas mower may be overkill. On my semi-rural lumpy hilly 2/3 acre, where buying a tractor is tempting but not justified, an electric would die in a month. But if you only have a little square out front, a stripe down each side of house, and most of backyard is taken up with alley driveway and seperate garage, it'd probably work fine.
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Out here we're mowing 6-7 acres of just grass, not to mention all of the bush-hogging we have to do. We use a 48" Huski rider - wish it was a Zero turn! and a Kubota tractor... When we had postage stamp lawns, and I DO mean postage stamp.. we still had a small gas mower.
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Zero turn. Here in Montana, if the mower can make a turn in two miles, that's plenty.
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aemeijers wrote:

Why did the aggie use an electric lawn mower? So he could find his way back home by following the cord.
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just take it back and start crying. Say it was just running along and BAM! then it stopped. ANd you don't know what to dooooooo .... wahhhhhh waaahhhhh..
s

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On Aug 3, 8:36?pm, snipped-for-privacy@soehl.com wrote:

Son is a teenager? I'm glad it was root and plastic casing, not foot and plastic surgeon. Kind of like driving, it just takes continuous attention, which young people are not wired for IMHO. I'd bet Sears will make you whole, one way or another- perhaps store credit toward a better mower.
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"Sev" wrote:

I started mowing when I was 11, and unsupervised at that, just like all the other kids in the neighborhood. Of course, this was back when teachers would spank misbehaving students in the front of the class, and you didn't get the police knocking on your door giving you a ticket for catching your kid riding his bicycle without a helmet.
I feel bad for the youth of today, they don't have a choice but to turn into chumps.
Jon
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On Fri, 3 Aug 2007 22:48:11 -0700, "Jon Danniken"

Really.
No wonder the Muslims are kicking our ass.
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wrote:

Me, too.

I'm 60 and the teachers would never have done that. Nor would my parents.

I agree with you here.

Hey, they don't know how to mow lawns either. All they have is sand.
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Boy Jon, you must be my age. I made all of my money every summer mowing lawnd. Never tore up a mower.
I remember those paddles. Never got whacked, they scared the ornery out of me!
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bent cranks from hitting stumps isnt under warranty. its your sons fault for hitting the root.
http://www.minibite.com/america/malone.htm
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electric lawnmowers (LMAO!!) don't have crankshafts.
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On Sat, 04 Aug 2007 00:36:19 -0000, snipped-for-privacy@soehl.com wrote:

A small irregularity? .......More like a obstacle that must be avoided, eliminated or called to attention especially if teenagers are involved.
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I think it would help everyone if you would tell how large the root was. If this is Cypress knee or a Silver Maple surface root would be quite different than a piece of roof the size of a pencil from planting a flower bed.
You can always take the unit to Sears to see what they say. Driving a car into a telephone pole is not a warranty item.
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Bring it back with receipt. Most of the dimwits who work retail today will issue credit or echange-- Get a gas mower!!!!!

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