Asheville  Lawn Mower Repair Shops

in Asheville , NC

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in Asheville

10
Lawn Mower Repair Shops in Asheville
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Carol W.
"I brought in 2 mowers and a weed-eater for tuneups, which worked out just fine. However, I brought them an Echo hedge trimmer that would not start. After 1 week, I called and was told" that they were waiting for a part - no estimation of when it would be done. After another week, I was told that they had ordered a carburetor and it was being shipped from Japan, so I would have to wait another 2 weeks. When I asked for the part number of the carburetor, they refused to give it to me, saying, "We have to pay for a program to give us those." I picked up the trimmer, paid a $20 minimum fee, and took it to another shop. It turns out that the carb was fine. It had a plugged fuel filter.
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Laura C.
"Completely perfect. I did not even recognize my lawn mower it looked so good. It's running great, the service was fast, and the people there are very nice. I definitely plan to use them again.
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Todd S.
"The lawn mower looked barnd new. TNo only was it cleaned outside. the engine ran smoothly, the blade was sharpened, the gas tank was cleaned and the oil was changed. The price was very reasonable.

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The only time a carburator needs replacing is if you put some really corrosive cleaner in it that ate through the metal (usually aluminum), or if you have physically broken it.

Otherwise, carbs can be rebuilt - rebuild kits (that contain basically all the non-metallic parts, the primer bulb (usually) and carb gaskets) typically run $10-25. A tuneup (carb rebuild and new spark plug) with parts typically runs about $60-80 ($100-150 for rider mowers), although a lot of repair shops have $45-60 spring specials. Probably needs a sharpening too - another $10-15 or so when done as part of a tune-up.

By hiring someone to do it, I presume you mean taking it to a small engine repair shop with a good word of mouth reputation, and being sure to get a dropoff receipt and estimate in writing that you carry away with you.

If it runs at all, or ran last fall, this is probably all you need.

Compare this to the cost of a new mower - for a rider mower, no comparison of course - go with the carb cleaning and rebuild. However, for a standard 20-22 inch push power mower, replacement cost is about $140-250, depending on whether you go with a Walmart special or brand name, additional $100 or so if self-propelled or bagging type.

For a 10 year old push type power mower, if it sits outside all winter or is pretty rusty, since you are not mechanically inclined I would recommend getting a new mower - something like a Sears or Murray Ohio (at Target, WalMart, etc) plain-jane mower for about $150-180 unless you have steep hills or medical issues, then get the self-propelled model. A 20 inch or even 18 inch will do fine for a small lawn; if you have several lawns or a pretty big lawn area (over say 2500 SF) then you probably want a 22 inch - the extra path width makes quite a difference in how long it takes to mow.

If it sleeps in a shed or garage and is not rusting out, I would recommend a new one if the plain jane will do it for you, otherwise if the replacement one that you would buy is over about $250 I would go with the carb overhaul and tuneup.

I would STRONGLY recommend you get a 4 cycle engine - I swear by Briggs and Stratton rather than Tecumseh or other brands. 4 cycles start much easier and are less sensitive to fuel/air mix issues, and the plugs stay clean a lot longer. 2 cycles are lighter for the same horsepower which is why you see them a lot in outboard motors that are less than about 50-80 HP and in small generators and motorcycles, but they are a lot more tempermental about starting, especially in cold weather or after a long storage.

If you pay attention to proper winter storage procedure, rebuilding the carb on the old one should last you another 5+ years. I have a Murray Ohio with 4 cycle Briggs and Stratton engine that is 33 years old, lives in an unheated shed in a northern state, and has had nothing more than annual blade sharpening, oil change every few years, and one carb overhaul and plug cleaning (and ZERO new spark plugs) in its life, and starts by second pull every spring. The key is if you store it inside in a garage to run it dry each fall (so you do not have gas in the garage, for safety reasons in case it leaks out); if you leave it outside I fill the tank to the top so moisture cannot acccumulate from moist air "breathing" in and out of the tank due to temperature changes. I do this with mower, chain saw, leaf blower, weed wacker - all start on first or second pull in the spring (and throughout the summer). If you live in an area with a lot of moisture in the winter air (ours is very dry) you might have to add Heet or Sta-Bil to the fuel can (per instructions) before topping off tank.

You will find other people who say you HAVE to run it dry each season. Their theory is that if there is no gas in it then there is no gas to collect moisture or to evaporate and turn to varnish over the winter (though that generally takes a few years of sitting to happen). My theory is if it is filled with fuel it cannot dry out and leave varnish residue to block the fuel tube screen and fuel jets, plus it does not rust metal fuel tanks by being empty. To each their own procedure.

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No personal experience on rider mowers but some with small rider tractors, but since you have gotten no response in 5 days, here is my 2 cents worth:

 

1) read the Consumer Reports and JD Powers reviews on rider mowers

 

2) from what neighbors have told me, TroyBilt are maintenance problem and not built very rugged, Sears tend to have transmission/drive train problems, those with John Deere say they were unhappy with the price but they run well and don't have extreme maintenance costs - so sounds to me like JD is best brand out there right now.

 

3) A recommendation also from personal small engine experience and neighbors - stay with Briggs and Stratton 4 cycle engines if possible, and stay away from 2 cycle engines - they are lighter and cheaper, but have a LOT more starting problems and tend to not last as long.

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Lawn Mower Repair reviews in Asheville

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Could not have gone better. I was worried the early spring would require a long wait time due to the increase in service requests but to my surprise I left my mover on Tuesday and it was ready for pick-up on Friday. When the mower was ready they provided a phone call to inform me the mower was ready for pick-up. It was has been 5 weeks since the repair has been completed and not problems have been experienced.
The staff was friendly and treated me like a long term customer (even thought it was only my first visit).
- James P.
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I dropped off my mower January 28th 2013 for regular servicing and repair to the self-propelled system. I have called to check on the status repeatedly since that time; 75 days have now past. I received a call 4/8/13 the mower would be ready for pick up 4/10 and went to pick it up on 4/12/13; counter staff told me the equipment hasn't been repaired or serviced.
I request my equipment be returned to me in whatever state it was in and I would take it somewhere else. The manager refused to release my mower until I paid $35 for estimating the type of repairs necessary. I explained that the equipment has been in their possession for 2 1/2 months and the work had not been done and that I didn't agree I should be responsible to pay the estimation cost due to their lack of communication poor service. I was told it wasn't their problem, that Honda requires a large order for them to send parts.
I left without my mower to decide how I should handle this conflict; you be the judge.
- Ben W.

All Lawn Mower Repair Shops in Asheville , NC

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4 X 4 COUNTRY & CUB CADET

1039 BREVARD RD
Asheville

A-1 LAWN MOWER PARTS CO

441 N LOUISIANA AVE
Asheville

A-1 SMALL ENGINES

3282 ASHEVILLE HWY
Hendersonville

Arden Small Engine Repair

11 Penix Business Dr
Arden

Bob Lawrence Power Equipment

265 Broadway Street
Asheville

BREVARD TIRE & AUTO SERVICE

1005 ASHEVILLE HWY
Brevard

Brown's Repair Services, LLC

58 Clarke Rd
Asheville

COYE CONSULTANTS INC

210 E MAIN ST
Brevard

Darolds small engine

2641 NEW LEICESTER HWY.
Leicester

Grass Commander

102 Fortson Street
East Flat Rock

HORSE SHOE HARDWARE

4225 BREVARD RD
Horse Shoe

I-26 SMALL ENGINE SHOP

106 SUGARLOAF RD
Hendersonville

Jennings Builders Supply

2196 Asheville Hwy
Brevard

Joe's Mowing

440 Howard Gap Rd
Fletcher

Nick Small Small Engine Repair

85 Indian Mound Trail
Fairview

North Buncombe Small Engines

187 Dula Springs Rd
Weaverville

PRESSLEYS SMALL ENGINE REPAIR

1447 SMOKEY PK HWY
Candler

RepairClinic.com Inc

48600 Michigan Ave

RepairManual.com

42 Wooten Cove Road
Weaverville

Southeastern Property Care

P.O. Box 883
Lake Junaluska

SUNSET RIDGE LANDSCAPES INC.

27 GRIFFIN BRANCH RD.
Leicester

SUNSET RIDGE LANDSCAPES INC.

27 GRIFFIN BRANCH RD.
Leicester

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