Almost two years ago my wife went over there to watch the grand kids & seen his mower sitting out next to the trash. She knew he hasn't had this long at all just a little over a year...just passed the one year warranty. He told my wife he couldn't get it to start & the engine was locked up he couldn't pull the rope. Her knowing how I am she got it in the truck & brought it home. It sit in my garage a little over a year.
I got it out yesterday & sure enough I couldn't pull the rope. I looked underneath expecting the blade to look like a pretzel but it had grass everywhere. Once I cleaned that out the rope pulled. I noticed it had oil all over the top of the deck so I figured he changed the oil. I pulled the dip stick out & the level was half way up the stick far above the the full index mark. I found out these don't have a drain plug just tilt & pour it out the fill tube I guess. I used a fluid extractor & pulled almost 8 ounces of oil out to get it to the required level.
I took the carb bowl off to clean the old gas out but no gas just full of oil. I took the carb off & oil ran out of the intake. I removed the plug & muffler & again oil everywhere. I drained & cleaned everything. I shot some gas up into the intake to flush, it was like giving this thing an enema then oil would keep coming out of the plug hole & intake area.
I put everything back together & started to put gas in the tank & seen what looked like pieces of bread in the tank. It was getting late so I took the tank off & cleaned it out & sit overnight.
This morning I put the tank back on, put gas in the tank, watched for leaks & everything looked good. I pulled the rope one time & it started right up....couldn't believe it. It smoked for about ten minutes but that cleared up. It starts well, runs well, & the self propelled works good as well. I'm going to put it up on the bench & check the drive areas to see if they need any attention & give it a good bath.
I asked my SIL when I first got it if I fixed it does he want it back & he said no. I researched these & they are just as many bad reviews as they are good ones. He paid $499. for this in the middle of 2012, the DOM is January 2012. It's a Husqvarna HU 775L 775 EX Series 175CC B&S Made in the USA.
Guess who is claiming the new mower....my lovely wife she likes orange.
Edited by Sawdust, March 30, 2015 - 09:29 AM.