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I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!

 
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I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
Does not run right. Starts and stops. Had it for 4 hours. I told him I want my money back. He refused. What are my options?
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08/05/2022 06:23 PM
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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
Depends.....was it sold "as is" or tested working?....
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Just bought a new carb for $23 on ebay. Makes 2003 l110 run like new
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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
Fix it.
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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
He ran it not even one pass. It started on first pull. Looks brand new. New oil. There was no "as is" in the listing
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08/05/2022 06:27 PM
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That's just a small engine for you. They're the biggest piece of shit technology on the planet.

Look at the bright side, mowing grass fucking sucks.
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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
Fix it.
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Just spend more money on what was supposed to be working perfectly. It pisses me off but that is what I will have to do. Fucking scam artists on marketplace.
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08/05/2022 06:28 PM
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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
No options other than trading it back to him for a different one if he sell them. Happened to me once.

Some of those small engine mower dudes aren't real trustworthy.

Honestly you are probably better off buying one of those cheap pushmowers from walmart.
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Buy a goat.
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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
Do you have to be a member or just a listener?
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lmao

That was me!
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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
OP this one is on sale right now for a good deal.

You'll spend more money/time trying to get that POS to run than buying a new one.

[link to www.walmart.com (secure)]


Your best option is to put the one you just bought on Marketplace for half the price you paid saying ran when I bought it. As is.

Then put the money into a new one like I posted.
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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
He ran it not even one pass. It started on first pull. Looks brand new. New oil. There was no "as is" in the listing
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You should have asked to see it actually mowing grass before buying.....but if it started on the first pull and looked clean/new, its probably something simple....check the plug for fouling, replace the gas, check air filter, and clean the carb......that's where I'd start...
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08/05/2022 06:32 PM
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Errm.....you have put some fresh fuel in it right?

I've give this thread 5 stars cos it's a lawn mower
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08/05/2022 06:33 PM
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Should I make a police report?
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08/05/2022 06:33 PM
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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
Try putting fresh gas in it op. Dump the old stuff and fill it up.
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Should I make a police report?
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Lol. For what? The Cops will laugh at you.

How much did you pay for this thing and what deck size horsepower is it? Is it self propelled?
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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
Fix it.
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^^^^
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this

Seriously - its the CARB. Its ALWAYS the carb
Take it off, spray down the carb with carb cleaner after thanking out the needle.
Put it back together.

Sounds like a needle issue from your description.
Depending on the carb it may be cheaper to get a new carb than a new needle if cleaning doesn't work

Once you do - DRAIN THE GAS and the CARB before you put it away in the fall. It will then start right up come spring
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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
Fix it.
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hesright

It's a lawn mower, fix it. If you don't know how, take a stab at it, you might learn something.
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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
OP this one is on sale right now for a good deal.

You'll spend more money/time trying to get that POS to run than buying a new one.

[link to www.walmart.com (secure)]


Your best option is to put the one you just bought on Marketplace for half the price you paid saying ran when I bought it. As is.

Then put the money into a new one like I posted.
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Good idea. Thank you!
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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
Try putting fresh gas in it op. Dump the old stuff and fill it up.
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Agree could have water in the gas. Change for fresh gas.
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Fix it.
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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
Oil, Air Filter, Old Fuel/Fuel Filter, Clogged Carb, Spark Plug (Spark?).
Anything more and you're probably wasting time/$.
Why wouldn't you start/run it before handing over any $?
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Son of a bitch!
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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
He ran it not even one pass. It started on first pull. Looks brand new. New oil. There was no "as is" in the listing
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If you want to avoid this, buy honda engines.

I have a small 5 ac homestead and this means a shit ton of small engines. Wish it weren't the case but often the PTO stuff isn't economical for my size operation. The Honda engines ( or Stihl) don't give me trouble . Techumseh etc - all f'ig cause me heartbreak each time I take em out of storage unless I just completely empty them before ..

Learning to do your own small engine maintenance - by which I mostly mean - cleaning carbs - will keep your crap running years longer that it otherwise would. You don't even need to "rebuild" the carb. Usually just pulling it off, spraying carb cleaner everywhere and cleaning out the needle and seat will fix most crap. Also make sure your float is not leaking..
Remember its one of three things - spark, air or fuel. And running for a while and dying is almost always fuel.. there could also be some crap in the gas tank being pulled against the intake filter.

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Only viable option is to go full Lawnmower Man.



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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
OP, there could be a number of shit wrong with that POS. Do you really want to spend all fucking weekend and possibly next trying to fix that pile of shit? Been there done that.

If it's got a choke on the carb you can try and run it fully open. Sometimes that will work.

I will never buy another used pushmower from anyone ever again. It always runs when they show it then it turns into a giant piece of shit when you get it home.

Those cheap ones they sell now aren't bad and you can take care of it from the start. It will run for many years if you follow the directions on maintenance.
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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
He ran it not even one pass. It started on first pull. Looks brand new. New oil. There was no "as is" in the listing
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 83714780


You should have asked to see it actually mowing grass before buying.....but if it started on the first pull and looked clean/new, its probably something simple....check the plug for fouling, replace the gas, check air filter, and clean the carb......that's where I'd start...
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Appreciate the advice :) Thank you.
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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
Does not run right. Starts and stops. Had it for 4 hours. I told him I want my money back. He refused. What are my options?
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Re: I bought a piece of shit lawn mower on Marketplace!
You should buy my piece of shit treadmill too





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