Lawnboy Lawn Mower. 20 In. Kohler Engine Electric Start Self-Propelled Mower

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Product Title Lawnboy Lawn Mower. 20 In. Kohler Engine Electric Start Self-Propelled Mower
Manufacturer Lawnboy
Power Score 4.0 | 109 Reviews
User Reviews
Very easy starting - both key and pull-cord. Powerful drive that pulls you along nicely.
4 Star Review   By BobK on Home Depot - May 13, 2013   

Very prompt delivery. Easy set-up (less than 5 min.). Great starting mower using either electric key or manual pull cord. I especially like how powerful the walk-behind pace of the rear-wheel drive is. One negative - the bag does not hook well at the bottom and there doesn't seem to be enough vacuum suction to keep the clippings from spilling out on occasion.

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Lawn Boy self propelled mower
3 Star Review   By Summervillemower on Home Depot - Mar 27, 2013   

Mower overall is fine, nothing special. When mower arrived via UPS. It was left on my front porch. The wheel higth adjustment was bent on the front wheel. I repaired it myself and it works fine now. Don't know whether is was damaged by UPS or the factory. I would not purchase a mower via delivery again.

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Very satisfied with mower.
5 Star Review   By Ginny on Home Depot - Jan 26, 2013   

The lawnmower works fine now that I had the damage from shipping fixed. Good quality mower

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Exactly what I was looking for.
5 Star Review   By avirett47 on Home Depot - Nov 6, 2012   

I spent a long time looking for the right mower. This is perfect for my family. The electric start works well and the self-propelled feature eliminates all back strain. I was satisfied with the price too. I made my purchase on line and the mower was delivered to my door. Assembly took about one minute and was foolproof. I highly recommend this product.

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THIS MOWER CUTS GRASS REALLY WELL
4 Star Review   By BIRDSONG on Home Depot - Oct 19, 2012   

I REALLY WANTED A LAWNMOWER THAT I DIDN'T HAVE TO PULL TO START. THIS MOWER WORKED GREAT AND CUT WELL, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE DEFECTIVE WHEEL ADJUSTMENTS WHICH BROKE WITHIN DAYS OF USE AND THE BATTERY POSTS THAT BROKE OFF, SO I MUST START MANUALLY.

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For the money a fair machine
3 Star Review   By Dave on Home Depot - Oct 11, 2012   

Engine is great Height adjusters dont hold height. Drive slips in damp grass. Not up to the high standards that Lawnboy had under O.M.C.

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BEST MOWER EVER & ALREADY RECOMMENDING IT TO OTHERS.
5 Star Review   By EVA309 on Home Depot - Sep 30, 2012   

With the exception of the 'starter' cord, this is a GREAT mower. I just need to get the 'feel' of using the self-propeller while putting it in the backing up mode. I NEED HELP. I CAN NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO START THE POWER/STARTER CORD. WHEN I UNPACKED IT, I used the electric start - LOVING IT!!! I need to figure out how to use the slack "pull" cord. It came with the cord attached to the mower handle & NOT "taut", Is it not working or not packed correctly? or is there a secret in how to use it? THE INSTRUCTION BOOK WAS NOT HELPFUL TO ME. PLS. HELP ME!!!

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very easy to start
4 Star Review   By oldcoot2546 on Home Depot - Sep 25, 2012   

1st lawn-boy used 3 times very satisfied only problem seems to clog with grass a little too often

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Great Mower overall
5 Star Review   By txgal on Home Depot - Sep 25, 2012   

Having a lawnboy for the last 30 years, I wasn't planning on buying another based on reviews and knowing they would not last 20 years like my last one. But the features had me sold. Its easy to start. We have put it to the test in some really high areas and it chopped it up. I wish the bag was larger but since it mulches so well it just makes a few more trips to the compost pile. Overall it performs like a dream and makes mowing easy with the key to crank it up.

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good value if you need electric start
4 Star Review   By Buck on Home Depot - Sep 25, 2012   

haven't had it very long so we will see. It is not built like the more expensive models but I believe it will hold up fine.

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Product Details
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Product Title Lawnboy Lawn Mower. 20 In. Kohler Engine Electric Start Self-Propelled Mower
Manufacturer Lawnboy
Power Score 4.0 | 109 Reviews
Additional Specifications
lawn equipment type: lawn mowers
User Reviews
Very easy starting - both key and pull-cord. Powerful drive that pulls you along nicely.
4 Star Review   By BobK on Home Depot - May 13, 2013   

Very prompt delivery. Easy set-up (less than 5 min.). Great starting mower using either electric key or manual pull cord. I especially like how powerful the walk-behind pace of the rear-wheel drive is. One negative - the bag does not hook well at the bottom and there doesn't seem to be enough vacuum suction to keep the clippings from spilling out on occasion.

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Lawn Boy self propelled mower
3 Star Review   By Summervillemower on Home Depot - Mar 27, 2013   

Mower overall is fine, nothing special. When mower arrived via UPS. It was left on my front porch. The wheel higth adjustment was bent on the front wheel. I repaired it myself and it works fine now. Don't know whether is was damaged by UPS or the factory. I would not purchase a mower via delivery again.

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Very satisfied with mower.
5 Star Review   By Ginny on Home Depot - Jan 26, 2013   

The lawnmower works fine now that I had the damage from shipping fixed. Good quality mower

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Exactly what I was looking for.
5 Star Review   By avirett47 on Home Depot - Nov 6, 2012   

I spent a long time looking for the right mower. This is perfect for my family. The electric start works well and the self-propelled feature eliminates all back strain. I was satisfied with the price too. I made my purchase on line and the mower was delivered to my door. Assembly took about one minute and was foolproof. I highly recommend this product.

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THIS MOWER CUTS GRASS REALLY WELL
4 Star Review   By BIRDSONG on Home Depot - Oct 19, 2012   

I REALLY WANTED A LAWNMOWER THAT I DIDN'T HAVE TO PULL TO START. THIS MOWER WORKED GREAT AND CUT WELL, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE DEFECTIVE WHEEL ADJUSTMENTS WHICH BROKE WITHIN DAYS OF USE AND THE BATTERY POSTS THAT BROKE OFF, SO I MUST START MANUALLY.

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For the money a fair machine
3 Star Review   By Dave on Home Depot - Oct 11, 2012   

Engine is great Height adjusters dont hold height. Drive slips in damp grass. Not up to the high standards that Lawnboy had under O.M.C.

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BEST MOWER EVER & ALREADY RECOMMENDING IT TO OTHERS.
5 Star Review   By EVA309 on Home Depot - Sep 30, 2012   

With the exception of the 'starter' cord, this is a GREAT mower. I just need to get the 'feel' of using the self-propeller while putting it in the backing up mode. I NEED HELP. I CAN NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO START THE POWER/STARTER CORD. WHEN I UNPACKED IT, I used the electric start - LOVING IT!!! I need to figure out how to use the slack "pull" cord. It came with the cord attached to the mower handle & NOT "taut", Is it not working or not packed correctly? or is there a secret in how to use it? THE INSTRUCTION BOOK WAS NOT HELPFUL TO ME. PLS. HELP ME!!!

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very easy to start
4 Star Review   By oldcoot2546 on Home Depot - Sep 25, 2012   

1st lawn-boy used 3 times very satisfied only problem seems to clog with grass a little too often

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Great Mower overall
5 Star Review   By txgal on Home Depot - Sep 25, 2012   

Having a lawnboy for the last 30 years, I wasn't planning on buying another based on reviews and knowing they would not last 20 years like my last one. But the features had me sold. Its easy to start. We have put it to the test in some really high areas and it chopped it up. I wish the bag was larger but since it mulches so well it just makes a few more trips to the compost pile. Overall it performs like a dream and makes mowing easy with the key to crank it up.

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good value if you need electric start
4 Star Review   By Buck on Home Depot - Sep 25, 2012   

haven't had it very long so we will see. It is not built like the more expensive models but I believe it will hold up fine.

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Great lawnmower
5 Star Review   By Grandma on Home Depot - Sep 18, 2012   

love the electric start and self propelled features on this lawnmower. I sometimes use the bagger, but it does a great job without it. It doesn't leave trails of clumps, it mulches while it cuts. This is a great mower, and I've tried 4 others before finally getting this one. Wish I would have started with this.

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It's Perfect!
5 Star Review   By Mainstreetjulia on Home Depot - Sep 18, 2012   

I am a 65 year old woman who had a lot of trouble starting my last (different brand) gas mower. So one with a key start seemed to be the answer. I couldn't believe it, but on the first pull, this one started up and I haven't had to use the key start at all! It's well-designed, strong, was easy to put together and fill with oil and gas and I am thrilled with my purchase.

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A+ Mower
5 Star Review   By Peace on Home Depot - Sep 6, 2012   

I have two good mowers that my husbands had always used. After my husband passed I was not able to start either one I would have a ask someone to start one for me. This mower is a dreamboat I enjoy it so much I even mowed the neighbors yards. It gave me freedom to mow my grass at my convenience and not when I had some to start my mower for me. I love it my yard looks beautiful all the time. It starts right up. And easy grass length adjustments. The self propelled is so nice you just have to walk behind it. I am so thankful to have found this mower.

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easy to use!
5 Star Review   By mjnj on Home Depot - Sep 4, 2012   

I bought this lawn mower because I was afraid that being left-handed (and less than athletic) I wouldn't be able to start a pull start mower. I am SO glad that I bought it. It still has the pull start option if I forget to recharge the battery (although, it's been 7 starts and I still haven't had to re-charge) but the true saving grace has been the self propel option. It helps give me the extra push I need to get up the hill!

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Lawn-Boy 20 in Kohler Gas is quick and efficient.
5 Star Review   By Joy50 on Home Depot - Sep 4, 2012   

This Lawn-Boy electric start works with just a turn of a key. In comparing this mower with others, we like the rear wheel drive because it does provide better and solid traction in the different cutting conditions we have. Our work is also getting done in a more timely manner. We are very happy we made this purchase.

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I love it!
5 Star Review   By Vedura on Home Depot - Sep 2, 2012   

I've waited all season before posting a review, just in case something negative came up. My mower arrived in perfect condition. I love the electric start!! I was hit by a truck while walking last fall and could still start my lawnmower with a simple turn of a key, even though my arm was purple from bruising. I'm 68, female, and this is my first self-propelled mower. What heaven!! It goes at just the right speed to give me a bit of a workout on a day when I'm not into going to the gym. And it starts every time. Heaven again! When I joined a Fitness Center, and they asked my goals, my first reply was to be able to mow my own lawn when I'm 80. With this little gem, that just might happen. I love the green color. I mean really, who wants a red mower against their green lawn. Line up ladies and buy this one. You'll love it!

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Starts easy; Clean cut; Bagging system poor
4 Star Review   By Bill on Home Depot - Aug 28, 2012   

If you don't bag, you'll like it. If you bag, you won't. Most clippings bunch up at entry of bag at mower's shut. Once it's clogged, which doesn't take long, the blade pushes leaves, grass etc. out from under mower. Very disappointed. May return it. I've used it two times--may try one more time.

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light weight, but bag loses alot of grass when you mow,
3 Star Review   By kaiky on Home Depot - Aug 28, 2012   

This was our 3rd brand of lawn mower we bought in 6 weeks, they all had "auto or smart choke'" and wouldnt restart after you shut them off for a few minutes. This one did the same thing so instead of sending it back to home depot and getting another one, we took it right in to a shop here in colorado springs that does kohler engine warranty work and had it adjusted for this altitude. Now it starts every time and it cost us nothing except the time to take it in and pick it up. Very light, easy to handle but loses alot or grass out of the bag when you mow. We put weights in the back of the bag to hold it dowon over the hole better when you mow. Key start is wonderful for my mom and I when we use it. The pull start is also very easy to pull.

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The Litte woman loves it .
4 Star Review   By bc69corvette on Home Depot - Aug 26, 2012   

Great little mower . They need to do a better job packing them .

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Happy with purchase
4 Star Review   By Texbob on Home Depot - Jul 25, 2012   

Mower starts right up and cuts well....love the key start. The speed control takes a little getting used to, but just think of it as the gas pedal in your car....have to give it more throttle at first to get it going, then back off for your desired speed.

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Easy to use !
5 Star Review   By Grock on Home Depot - Jul 25, 2012   

I received my lawn boy in just three days and I was able to start it in about 10 minutes. Love it.

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Second time it was used the wheel fell off
2 Star Review   By justjunk on Home Depot - Jul 24, 2012   

first time cut well, self propelled feature was good. Second time after 5 minutes the wheel fell off.

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Good product, easy starting
5 Star Review   By Parkergal on Home Depot - Jul 19, 2012   

Life saver for me - in my 60's, a widow and can't start a pull start type. Cuts well, says it's for well kept yard, that makes some parts of my yard more of a challenge but I'm really enjoying the key start and it has cut really well so far.

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Not Reliable
1 Star Review   By notveryhappy on Home Depot - Jul 17, 2012   

Used only once to cut my lawn and it started easily with the key and worked great. When I tried to start it a second time, gas started running out the air filter cover. It's in the shop to get fixed now -- not at all reliable.

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I bought one like this 5 years ago, and this one seems to be lighter and easier to push.
4 Star Review   By Pepsi1 on Home Depot - Jul 10, 2012   

I read the reviews about some coming with bent wheels and the motor oil spilling all over, but decided to buy it anyway. Of course, my mower comes with a bent wheel. It doesn't even lay flat! A blind person could tell it was bent. There can't be any quality control at that place. So loaded it up and took it back to to the local store and they were real good at getting me fixed up and re-ordering the mower. For my trouble, they even gave me a 10% discount. The new mower came without a bent wheel, but the oil had a small crease and was starting to leak. Also had to find the battery top and put the battery back together. They need to secure the battery so it doesn't keep banging around. I have only used the mower once, but it is easy to use and cuts well. If you feel like you can be one of the lucky ones, get the mower.

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I have used it only two times because of hot, dry weather.
4 Star Review   By jwfmef on Home Depot - Jul 10, 2012   

This cannot be a fair assessment of the mower I purchased. I usually mow my yard two times a week, however with the weather conditions this year I have only used the mower two times. We have had VERY little rain in Boonville and all of our yards are burning up. The two times I mowed the mower worked very well and I hope it lasts for many years.

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Can't go wrong with this mower
5 Star Review   By kam544 on Home Depot - Jul 10, 2012   

This is a second purchase of this particular model Lawn-boy from Home Depot. There have been some changes made in this model from the previous one I bought 2 years ago (which by the way is still running as fine as it did on day one). This model has a different engine (seems a tiny bit less power than the Briggs & Stratton model) with some minor changes in appearance and an improved gas filler entry. The electric start seems a bit slower to start up on this newer model, but I attribute that to the Kohler engine. Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome of this purchase.

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Extremely Happy
5 Star Review   By Vicki on Home Depot - Jul 3, 2012   

Purchase arrived on time as promised. Got just what I paid for!

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Great mower
5 Star Review   By Tony on Home Depot - Jul 3, 2012   

Excellent mower, bought it for my 80 yr old dad. I got to use it a couple of times, no assembly, electric start is great. Only wish it had the big wheels on the back, but that is just a preference.

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Can't Compare To Old Lawn Boy
3 Star Review   By James on Home Depot - Jul 2, 2012   

I've been using Law Boy mowers for the last 30 years. In fact it's the only brand I've ever used.But after buying this electric start and using it for going on 3 years now I don't think I will be buying any more !! Toro bought out Lawn Boy so now it's really a Toro mower,they did away with the staggered wheel design and the powerful 2-cycle motor.You can no longer get the close cut to objects that the staggered wheel gave you in fact the old design gave the closest cut to objects in the whole industry.The old type 2-cycle use to help pull me up steep inclines along with it , now I have to help push the mower up steep inclines I now under stand why my two professional lawn care friends don't use them ant more.They told me I would not like this new Lawn Boy Boy were they right.Only thing I like about it is the electric start.

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great product for the price
5 Star Review   By hemipower1 on Home Depot - Jun 24, 2012   

easy start, easy to handle and control. My 13 year son uses it with ease.

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not happy
2 Star Review   By unhappy on Home Depot - Jun 21, 2012   

After using it 4x the belt broke - -On top of it Home Depot does not sell the belt. Very unhappy customer

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Excellent buy for the money
4 Star Review   By SouthFLAMiramar on Home Depot - Jun 19, 2012   

Excellent buy for the money. Ordered on-line. Wasn't anything out there at the other stores even close to the value and features for the price. Delivered to me in 10 days. Only complaint would be the height adjusters however, will only have to adjust them once in my case.

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not satisfied
1 Star Review   By curly on Home Depot - Jun 15, 2012   

can't write a review when you didn't get a chance to use the product. open the box and the wheel was bent. wasn't from shipping because the package was not damaged so it was shipped that way. in the process i did find out that lawnboy is only being made for your company now home depot and that they are junk and i should be glad that i had to return it

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Very, very happy with this mower.
5 Star Review   By Father on Home Depot - Jun 13, 2012   

I read quite a few reviews on this mower and went to the store. It was 50-50 with half saying they had problems when receiving it and others very pleased. Well, I ordered this Lawn Boy Electric start mower online on Sunday and received it on Wednesday. It was in perfect condition. I put it together (about 10 minutes), added the oil that came with it, put in some gas and cranked it up. Super light and easy. I know have it charging. All in all, very happy.

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Lawnboy product easy start is great.
5 Star Review   By NJJZXR on Home Depot - Jun 12, 2012   

This mower works like a charm, easy start and nice and quite. The only thing was missing a couple of knob levers ..I made a phone call and they sent them to my house ASAP.

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Handles well, love the electric start
4 Star Review   By MaryA on Home Depot - Jun 11, 2012   

Overall, I do like this mower quite a lot. My lawn looks beautiful after I've cut it. The electric start is great - first mower I've had with this feature and I love it. It uses much less gas than my old Lawnboy mower, and it's easy to handle. The self-propel feature is fairly powerful - you definitely don't want to use it on any downhill slopes. There are a few things I don't like about the mower. The grass catcher bag is very small. I'm having to stop and empty it alot more than I used to. When I start mulching in late summer it won't be an issue, but right now, it is. Also, the handle. There's no cushioned grip to hold on to - it's just bare metal. It gets uncomfortable after a while.

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Best mower I've owned but arrived covered in motor oil
5 Star Review   By Lawrence on Home Depot - Jun 5, 2012   

The company that shipped it to me included a container of motor oil for the mower. It was not in a plastic bag and became ruptured during shipping and the mower was covered in it. It took me forever to clean it all up. I would recommend Lawnboy to anyone but do not have it shipped unless you want a mess.

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the features we needed
4 Star Review   By DAGMAR on Home Depot - Jun 5, 2012   

Good mower, Electric start very good, self propelled control has to be feathered to your speed(comes with only one speed--fast)

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great mower, but same old problems
3 Star Review   By fish on Home Depot - May 29, 2012   

rear wheel adjuster bent. right front axle bolt bent. these problems were common with this model over a year ago. I would think lawnboy or their distributors should have fixed these problems long ago! however it starts easy, and cuts good. The electric start is the way to go! I love it!

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wonderful produce
5 Star Review   By gigi on Home Depot - May 29, 2012   

very easy to assemble. Love the fact that with a turn of the key, it starts everytime. Very efficient. A must buy!!!

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The product was easy to get set up and it started on the first pull.
4 Star Review   By Barryl on Home Depot - May 29, 2012   

I was pleases that the assemble was minimal and the setup took a short time. The mower started right up.

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Terrific mower for great price
5 Star Review   By Oldsalt on Home Depot - May 28, 2012   

Pros: - Easy start and maintenance - Variable speed over ground by raise/lower control lever - Tool free wheel adjustment height - Free chute attachment eliminate bag/mulching, mailed coupon and received free in 2 weeks - very fuel effecient - Rear drive, easier on old back and legs - Strong engine cuts good and goes up hills Cons: - Narrow grass chute clogs easy with bag and discharge chute in deep or damp grass. - Instruction a little vague on adjustments - Wheel adjustment detents are shallow and allow height adjustment to slip down if not clear of grass or dirt. - Battery cover top does not secure tightly and vibrates off. - Bag catcher a little small and clogs easily. Overall, well constructed, easy to use mower. Electric start really not necessary, mine always starts easily on the first or second pull of the cord, but the price for the electric start feature is very resonable. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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Product has good features
5 Star Review   By Brad on Home Depot - May 23, 2012   

I have had one of these machines before so I knew it was a good product. The only bad thing about it is it doesn't mow by itself! Hope this one is as good as the last one.

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Mower seems to handle fine. Needed alot of adjustment in certain areas when I first used it. Now is working fine.
3 Star Review   By paunch on Home Depot - May 22, 2012   

The mower is much lower in quality than my last Lawn Boy. ir seems with each new Lawn Boy I buy the quality progressively drops off. This is strictly a mulching lawn mower which i am not too happy with. I can't compare it with any other brand of mower because I have had Lawn Boy mowers since 1971.

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Electric start is great
4 Star Review   By oldgoat on Home Depot - May 22, 2012   

Nice mower, only handle to assemble, Oil provided just add and gas up and you are ready to mow. Electric start cabling not secured or dress well up handle, same as on the Toro model. Add a few tie wraps and a $4 worth of clamps to make it much better.

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Lawn Boy the good and bad
3 Star Review   By ffrob on Home Depot - May 17, 2012   

Good overall with one BIG exception. The self propelled rear drive wheels (the inner plastic gears that propel the wheels) wore out completely in 18 months. Even though it states 2 year warranty this does not include the wear items. They are only covered for 90 DAYS! I have had the wheels on order for 2 weeks (and they are TORO parts). Love the electric start.

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Dust maker without speed control
2 Star Review   By Ralph on Home Depot - May 12, 2012   

While the mower cuts well, I don't like that you can't contol the speed of the engine. When mowing over any bare spots it makes a huge amount of dust. The catcher bag makes even more dust when you empty it. Wearing a dust mask of some sort would probably be wise. The self-propelled control works okay but not very good on slopes or in tall grass. It does start easily and runs well but overall, I wouldn't recommend it for anybody that doesn't have a very healthy lawn without gopher mounds and bare spots.

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CANNOT CONTROL THE SPEED AND IT IS NOT GOOD ON HILLS
2 Star Review   By BILL on Home Depot - May 5, 2012   

CANNOT CONTROL THE SPEED AND IT IS NOT GOOD ON HILLS AND UNEVEN GROUND WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS IF YOU HAVE HILLS

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LOVE the key start feature of this mower!
5 Star Review   By Christine on Home Depot - Apr 11, 2012   

I bought this mower for my teenage son and husband as a Christmas gift! I knew they were both tired of trying to pull start our OLD mower! It's finally Spring, and they have both used the new mower and LOVE it!!! The key start makes it so easy to use, and the lawn looks GREAT! GREAT PRICE at Home Depot, plus they delivered it right to my door!

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Better than I anticipated.
5 Star Review   By Jaycee on Home Depot - Apr 10, 2012   

Great buy! Starts quickly and is light and easy to handle. One negative is that the height adjustment cogs weren't extended to enable one to catch the cog for adjustment. Took only a few minutes to correct, but, should have been caught at the asembly point.

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Solid Mower
5 Star Review   By clevelandrocks on Home Depot - Apr 9, 2012   

This is my 2nd year using this mower. Started right up. Mine maybe the previous model. Have a large backyard and decent size front yard. Electric start works well, and the pull works equally as well- usually one pull starts the machine. Mulches great.. rarely use the bag. If grass is damp, starts making noise, but once cleared, runs OK. Self pace is good. Good machine for all ages levels. Would recommend.

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Love this mower! It starts first time, and cuts like butter.
5 Star Review   By Rhonda on Home Depot - Apr 3, 2012   

The product replaces another Lawn Boy that was the very best mower we have ever had. So far, this looks to surpass its predecessor. Easy assembly, started right up, and went to work. Fabulous!

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Mr.
4 Star Review   By James on Home Depot - Apr 3, 2012   

Plastic covers on wheel height adjustment lever were busted and levers were bent when machine was unpacked. Otherwise everything was fine. Put oil and gas into machine and it started right up. I have used it three times already and am very please with it.

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The Instant On Cutting Machine & Lawn Trimmer
4 Star Review   By NCBill on Home Depot - Apr 3, 2012   

My first job out of High School 1962 was with a Service Center where I spent 3 Mo training in lawnmower repair. Lawn Boy was the king. I bought this machine for close work. I have to trim about 1,000 linear ft, + 4500 Sq ft of the house frontage on 30 - 50 Degree incline. Since my 63yr young spouse seen it on the first startup she has claimed it as hers. Starts easier and faster than her Kitchen Center Mixer.I may have to buy my own His/Hers to get to use it without making a my time reservation.

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Love the key start and self-propelled.
5 Star Review   By Susan on Home Depot - Apr 3, 2012   

It was ready to go right out of the box after putting in the oil that comes with it and gas. I am a 60 yr. old female so like not having to pull my shoulder out on a cord and getting as assist from the self-propelled makes it a great mower for me. The key start was just what I needed. Performance was great, Now I don't dread mowing.

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works great//great price
5 Star Review   By Mama on Home Depot - Mar 29, 2012   

delivery was very fast. Works great. great price and shipping was free.

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Online problems
3 Star Review   By screds on Home Depot - Mar 27, 2012   

bought this online had it shipped to home address tried to start but could not get it to start took back to nearby store they were friendly and reordered new mower well it came to my house and came without a key but had no problem pull starting .went back to store they ordered new key came in today starts up fine with electric start cuts grass well I think I'll keep it.

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Very good, no regrets
4 Star Review   By EROD on Home Depot - Mar 27, 2012   

Could use a little better traction. Where I live I have St.Augustine grass and it is usually damp even after 2-3 days of no rain. (It rains a lot in Louisiana)

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Very good lawnmower
5 Star Review   By jeriteri on Home Depot - Mar 20, 2012   

We are very pleased so far with this mower..came ready to go,,just put in oil and gas, adjusted height with no problem and cut and mulched and bagged,,everything worked great.. the rpm is set with a governor and it feels like its too low but does a fine job at that speed..charged the battery the night before as directed and it started the first time my wife turned the key..all this plus the great warranty,,can't beat it..

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20 in. Kohler 149cc Engine Electric Start Self-Propelled Walk-Behind Mower
5 Star Review   By Pack on Home Depot - Jan 31, 2012   

Easy to find, detailed product summary. Good pricing. Fast delivery.

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excellent product, electric start mower
5 Star Review   By smilliner on Home Depot - Jan 30, 2012   

mower arrived on time. packing was great, simple assembly, all i had to do was remove from box and raise handle and tighten hand screws tp lock handle in place,fill with oil,and charge battery. Ready to go in minutes if you don't use electric start.

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Great value for an Electric Start - Self Propelled!
5 Star Review   By Arlmac on Home Depot - Jan 17, 2012   

Delivered to my home with free shipping. Setup was easy and straightforward out of the box. Added the oil that was included in the box and some gas, turned the key and it started instantly. I shopped and reviewed all makes and models and this one provided the features I wanted at a great price - around $350! Rear wheel drive self-propelled, electric start, bag or mulch, not too heavy, 20" width, and a Kohler engine. As other reviews indicated - the plastic slip on pieces for the wheel height adjusters are cheap and poorly designed. I just retrofitted / replaced them with some other plastic sleeves I had laying around on my workbench and this minor issue was solved. Only a slight annoyance.

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Excellent Value
5 Star Review   By Greg1234 on Home Depot - Nov 13, 2011   

I did extensive research before deciding on this Lawn-Boy self-propelled electric start mower. Arrived earlier than expected. After adding gas and oil, it started on first try. After using several times, I am very pleased with this purchase.

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First lawnmower arrived dammaged
3 Star Review   By DinoD on Home Depot - Oct 25, 2011   

I was put out that the first lawnmower had dammage to the front wheel system. This made it inoperatable to adjust the height of the cut. I had to tote it back to my local store for credit. The second one is working well. I was given a 10% discount on the second machine.

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Just what I wanted.
5 Star Review   By bullcv41 on Home Depot - Oct 15, 2011   

foots the bill. Starts, runs, operates, and functions exactly as expected.

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Easy Start
4 Star Review   By L2005 on Home Depot - Oct 8, 2011   

Mower starts with first turn of key. Adjusting the cutting height is as bit of a bother as you need to adjust each wheel separately. Tried the bagger not all the clippings make it into to the bag and the self propell feature is great for a workout - a bit fast for my taste and safety preference.. nothing like running behind the mower. It runs well and cuts the lawn evenly and is lighweight enough to push with out using self propell.

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Excellent product for price
5 Star Review   By Murphy on Home Depot - Oct 8, 2011   

Only a few minutes to assemble, add oil, hookup battery and away you go. Other reviewers commented on left-wheel riser being messed up out of the box-mine too-but can be fixed easily with a pliers.

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I found that the mower and the price was excellent
5 Star Review   By jdoh on Home Depot - Oct 4, 2011   

Shipping and, timeing, quality of mower were all above expectation

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This product went beyond my expectations.
5 Star Review   By Mike on Home Depot - Oct 4, 2011   

I did not realize before purchasing all the features my Lawn Boy mower had such as variable speed in setting how fast you wanted to mow, the quietness of the mower, and what a great job it would do up close to the house. Very satisfied and happy that I chose this one.

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Would buy again
4 Star Review   By Marty on Home Depot - Sep 28, 2011   

Love the way it starts, and the way it mulches. Speed control will take practice.

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Great mower
5 Star Review   By kentuckyboy on Home Depot - Sep 17, 2011   

I bought this mower because it was a good value for what it was,self propelled and electric start. After using it it works great for even the tallest grass,mulches well and starts first crank with starter or pull rope. Lawn Boy has done a great job here.

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DO NOT BUY!!
1 Star Review   By disappointed on Home Depot - Sep 16, 2011   

Came with the left rear blade height adjustment bent so badly that it would not lock into place. I was able to move the teeth a bit with a wrench, which made it useable. Mower started right up and ran GREAT! for the first 5 feet that is. Then the self-propelled drive system locked up and refused to budge. The build quality is poor, even for this price range. The bagging system is an utter joke... the chute is really narrow- now way is long grass or leaves going to make it into the bag...lWhile the engine is really nice, the wheels and some of the other components feel filmsy. I cannot believe that it 1. arrived bent and 2. arrived broken. SAVE YOUR $ AND BUY SOMETHING ELSE!!!

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good value
5 Star Review   By Roger on Home Depot - Sep 13, 2011   

I looked at a lot of lawnmowers. My criteria: no Briggs and Stratton motor (I've only had bad luck with these); self-propelled; no big wheels in back (these eventually crack off from the extra leverage exerted when turning and they are costly to replace); decent reliability reviews from Consumer Reports; fair price. This mower filled my criteria and I have not been disappointed. The Kohler motor started with the very first pull. I was thinking I would get a Honda but they are a lot more money and the cheaper models have the big wheels in back. Also, the drive system on the Hondas is not as reliable as that of the LawnBoy (according to Consumer Reports). I'm very happy with my choice.

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good mower poor electric start option
4 Star Review   By frankb on Home Depot - Sep 10, 2011   

. The mower works great, easy to assembly, cuts very fast, easy to start with the one pull of the rope starter. The electric start worked well for the first 3 times than stopped, will not start the mower and/or will not recharge, have no clue why. The electric start was the primary purpose why I purchased this model.

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fantastic cut and easy to start
5 Star Review   By Dennis on Home Depot - Sep 9, 2011   

very happy with the overall quality of the cut and the ease of starting with the electronic key

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I like this product
5 Star Review   By Fran on Home Depot - Sep 6, 2011   

This mower is exactly what I need to do my lawn. It has a good speed, turns on easily, cuts well and is easy to maneuver. It is great for a Senior Citizen!!!!!

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The electric starter lets my wife start the machine by Herself.
5 Star Review   By tom12 on Home Depot - Sep 1, 2011   

This is the first 4 cycle Lawnboy I have owned. If it as good as the last two I owned I will not have to replace until after I get to be 100 years old.

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This is a great lawn mower
4 Star Review   By vinn on Home Depot - Aug 31, 2011   

I purchased this for the easy start. It works great, light weight. , The only negative comment is that I wish it had a spare key. Other than that, I am very pleased. Only gave a 4 due to not having an extra key

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An awesome mower
5 Star Review   Home Depot   

The powered wheels can be controlled like a gas pedal to move at a speed you want it to move. The battery is external on top of the mower and is easy to charge and clean. Runs quiet and cuts tall grass better than my old mower.

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light weight ,easy to control
5 Star Review   By jessie on Home Depot - Aug 24, 2011   

Shutoff switch had to be bent in order for it to work and the motor cover has several scratches on top but other than that, I am very pleased with its performance and the easy starting with the turn of a key

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Great Mower - Same Problems
4 Star Review   By F1redadd1o on Home Depot - Aug 16, 2011   

Purchase and delivery of this mower was super easy. It showed up on my porch and took only a few minutes to cut it out of the box, add fluids, and get it started. Fantastic! I couldn't be happier about that. The key, as well as the pull start, worked perfectly. However, the battery box won't stay shut - a minor detail. My one big gripe about this product is basically the same as I read from other consumers...The rear wheel adjustment on one side of the mower was messed up. Others reviews have noted that the lever was bent or broken in shipping. When I went to adjust one side, I found that it could only be put in the upper half of the range of movement. I first assumed that the lever had been bent as I had read from previous reviews. In actuality, after I snapped off the lever trying to "bend" it back, I realized the lever was installed backwards in the factory build. Strange. Now I've got to figure out how to either deal with it, or get Home Depot to help me get a part. Sure cut the grass nice at that fixed level, though. I mulched the first time. The bag looks nice, but I agree with others that the opeining to the bag is a bit small. What made me happiest about this product was the fact that it started as easy as everyone else had advised. I can't stand going out to mow and the thing won't get going for me.

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this is third electric start lawnboy I have purches in 22 years
5 Star Review   By Amale97 on Home Depot - Aug 6, 2011   

I have an average size yard, to small for a rider but I also have sholder problems so an electric start is a must. The Lawnboy electrics have been the best I have found. with maintenance I get about 10 years out of mowers and they are still going when I get a new one, I sell the old ones. This new on has a Kohler engine on it . With Kohlers quility history I am looking to get even better service.

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engine not starting and key start doesn't work
1 Star Review   By brn8 on Home Depot - Aug 6, 2011   

bought this lawn boy and what junk it it is.how do you buy a brand new mower and has two problems right away.not starting when rope is pulled and no response at all when turning the key. kohler engines are nothing but troubles.have cub cadet and it has a kohler and have had problems with it. for few dollars more im going to get a honda or husqvarna (with a honda engine).

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Product Law-Boy came damaged and we returned
1 Star Review   By anav1 on Home Depot - Aug 6, 2011   

Product Law-Boy came damaged and we returned. We purchased Lawn-Boy a different Lawn Boy and it works great.

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Third Times a Charm:
2 Star Review   Home Depot   

Six weeks of going though 3 mowers, main operations go out.

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The electric start on this machine is great!
5 Star Review   By poppy112 on Home Depot - Jul 23, 2011   

As a senior citizen, it has been great to have an electric start to eliminate the yanking of the cord, which I find very difficult as my strength ebbs. The machine is also easy to handle and maneuver.

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All in all a good experience.
4 Star Review   By vanilla on Home Depot - Jul 9, 2011   

Mower arrived with the left rear wheel adjuster damaged. In reading other reviews this seems to be a common issue. Hopefully getting it repaired will not be too much of a problem. For the time being a pair of vise grips work, This mower is replacing a 30 year old Lawnboy. Started on first pull and runs nicely.

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3 years and still performs like new!
5 Star Review   By austin10 on Home Depot - Jun 19, 2011   

I pick up this lawn boy at home depot 3 years ago started right out of the box. I have only charged the battery once in the 3 years that I've owned this mower. It has always started at the first turn of the key. I couldn't be more then satisfied about this lawn boy!

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I like and recommend this mower.
4 Star Review   By slotcarken on Home Depot - Jun 12, 2011   

1st, I must mention that I have used this mower only one time so far, mulching. I have not used the bag yet. I have used key-start Lawn-Boy mowers exclusively since 1979. I wish the new ones still had the 2 cycle engine and offset front wheel, but apparently those days are over. I also miss the cast aluminum deck, but that's minor. I chose this mower because of price and features. I wanted a mower with rear-drive, key start, and an engine easy to manually start should I get caught with a dead battery. Other more expensive mowers were too hard to manually start, even for a 6-1, 185lb man. This Kohler OHV engine starts almost as easy as my old 2-cycle Lawn-Boys and has plenty of power. Also, the battery is on top of the deck, unlike some other mowers which stupidly put the battery under the deck! The variable speed self propel takes some getting used to, but after the 1st cut I was used to it. This mower rolls very easily, so I often got it rolling with the self-propel, then released the handle and let it roll free. It was shipped by UPS and delivered to my front porch. I cut the box open and rolled it out. The RF wheel was bent so it wobbled, but I don't think this happened during shipping because the box was not damaged. I contacted Lawn-Boy by E-Mail and they are sending me a new wheel at no charge. Overall, I am very satisfied with my choice of this mower and highly recommend it.

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PRODUCT CAME WITH SEVERELY BENT HANDLE FRAME. BOX WAS NOT DAMAGED. RETURN CLERK AGREED IT CAME FROM FACTORY THAT WAY.
1 Star Review   By UHFIOHFOIHSD on Home Depot - May 30, 2011   

SORRY PIECE OF WORKMANSHIP. HAD PREVIOUS LAWNBOY MOWER FOR OVER 20YEARS. NEVER AGAIN.

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Best Mower I ever owned
5 Star Review   By rchopp on Home Depot - May 17, 2011   

The mower works great and is very easy to start. I've had many mowers over the years but this is the first that REALLY started on the first pull (and not a hard pull at that).

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nice machine for the price
4 Star Review   By rmes on Home Depot - May 16, 2011   

The electric start is great and also easy to pull start. Fast shipping and everything was included. Had it up and running in about 10 minutes. My only complaint is that the plastic engine cover was pretty scratched-up. Obviously didn't happen in shipping so must have been packaged at the factory that way. It was a bit disappointing to see on a new machine but it's just a lawn mower and has no affect on it's operation.

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A disappointment
1 Star Review   By Tonopah on Home Depot - May 16, 2011   

The lawnmore was inoperable. The deck could not be raised due to a bent part.

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Do not buy
2 Star Review   By GrassTooTall on Home Depot - May 15, 2011   

I wanted a self propelled lawnmower with an electric start because I have a bad back and have difficulty bending or lifting. They did not have one in the store, so I ordered online. Big mistake. Mower had a bent wheel height adjuster out of the box. After working with it, I got it so it would it would adjust. When I went to mow, the self propelled feature didn't work. The manual suggested the cable was adjustable. After adjustment it worked ONCE. The 2nd time I started to mow, it would not engage. I would really like to return or exchange, but Lawnboy says I should take it to an authorized repair shop. So I will have to lift a 90lb mower into and out of my car. I am searching my city to find a repair shop. The motor seems good. It does start easily. But everything else is cheap. I sure hope they will honor the warranty on this piece of junk.

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mowes great it has a lot of power takes you with it.
4 Star Review   By sam79 on Home Depot - May 14, 2011   

the only part I am disappointed in is the self start feature. I charged it for 24 hours. Only worked for about 5 minutes. When I shut it off for a minute and tried to restart it the mechanism was dead. Had to use the manual start which is very easy to pull.

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Excellent value.
4 Star Review   By PGRI on Home Depot - May 14, 2011   

Order online and received in a timely manner. Very easy to assemble, no tools, etc. Electric start is a very nice feature and will prove to be a valuable addition. Product has excellent maneuverability and is very fast. Excellent power. Have not had any problems, nor did I find any faults to date.

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Flawless Experience
5 Star Review   By rstoll45 on Home Depot - May 14, 2011   

Product arrived within 2 days. Started first crank. Mows beautifully.

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This Lawn Boy's NOT FOR ME!!
1 Star Review   By jynx56 on Home Depot - May 13, 2011   

I couldn't keep the self-propelled working, it didn't work from the first time I tried to use it, so maybe it was just a lemon. Even when the self-propelled did engage, it was jerky and hard to control. The mower felt heavy and didn't turn smoothly. Bag is too small and 20" width too small also. I went back to a Toro and hope to have better luck. I've owned Lawn Boys in the past and really loved them, but this one was terrible!

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Not for large jobs!
1 Star Review   By TJ39 on Home Depot - May 6, 2011   

Haved owned this product for 2 seasons. Have only one complaint. The deck transition (channel that directs the grass to the catcher) is poorly designed. It is too steep and too narrow. Clogs very easily requiring cleanout frequently, ie; 1/2 bag full. This increases job time significantly to become frustrating! For this reason ONLY, I cannot recommend this product.

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