Charlotte Lawn Mower Repair Shops

in Charlotte, NC

75
Lawn Mower Repair Shops are
in Charlotte

24
Lawn Mower Repair Shops in Charlotte
are top rated

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Gloria K.
"We called Friday afternoon.
came that afternoon. He not only knew what the problem was (starter solenoid) but showed us what the problem was. He had the part" with him, so he was able to repair it on the spot. He was very thorough. He changed the oil and checked safety switches as well. He was very knowledgeable about small engines. Very personable and professional. Definitely recommend him and will use him again!
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Avis H.
"I contacted
via the Angie's List messaging option. I was searching for a lawn mower repair company and noticed that this company provides
" repairs. I decided to give it a try and avoid the trouble of transporting my lawn mower to a repair shop.
responded to my message with a phone call in order to gather information about my lawn mower problems. I had not used my lawn mower in a couple of years and the last time I attempted to start it up, it would not start. After
collected the necessary information during the call, we scheduled a time for the repair.
showed up on time the day of the appointment and came prepared. He quickly determined that the carburetor was the culprit. He cleaned the carburetor as well as several other parts that were pretty filthy. He also changed the oil and sharpened the blades - all the while explaining to me everything that he was doing.
is obviously very knowledgeable about lawn mowers. My lawn mower fired right up after Mr.
completed the work. I have cut my grass using my lawn mower for two weeks in a row since the repair with no issues. I'm a satisfied customer.
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Kim N.
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came out the same day we needed him he was on time and did a very professional job. Also a very nice guy. Fixed the mower would highly recommend calling him" for a mower need. Thankful for Angies List recommendations, we have had great experiences with vendors we have selected!

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Angie's Answers

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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 Charlotte

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Rather than schedule a service call to my home, Mr.
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took a few minutes to talk to me over the phone, stating that he thought that the problem I described was something minor that he could talk me through fixing by myself. Based on his advice, I was able to successfully get it going on my own .
I don't want my review to cost him any business, but am posting this review to reiterate what an honest service provider he is. I highly recommend him, and won't call or recommend anyone else in the future. When he could have charged to come and make a minor repair that I knew nothing about, he shared his knowledge with me - His integrity is a very rare thing to find these days.
- Laura S.
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From start to finish the process went very smoothly. It was nice to have them pick up the mower and deliver it upon completion of the job since i do not have a truck to transport it (for a reasonable fee of $45). Everyone i dealt with was very professional and friendly. Mower works better than ever...
- Henry U.
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called the day he got my message & came over that afternoon. My lawn mower was dying a slow & painful death, and I was sure it was beyond repair. The first thing he did, change a much overdue air filter, immediately gave my mower new life! He sharpened the blade, changed the oil (also much overdue), fixed the broken self-propelled cable, as well as a few other things I hadn't noticed were wrong. The poor mower that I had given up on, is now purring like a kitten....if I didn't know better, I'd think it was a brand new mower.
I got a much deserved, good natured lecture on the importance of yearly service, and I will definately heed that advice. I will be calling
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again next year for service, and would HIGHLY recommend him to everyone I know!!!!!
- TINA F.
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Reliable and Quick service. Dependable Christian Man He worked diligently and covered all areas of my lawnmower thoroughly. He took his time and made sure I understood what he was doing and how to avoid problems in the future. He told me when he and leaving to contact him if I had anymore problems. He actually charged me very little considering all the time and effort he put into my lawnmower repair. I was pleasantly surprised about that. I don't know him and have never heard about him until I called Angie's List needing help. The employees of Angie's List were so kind and helpful because I could not get on the Internet at that time and they gave me 6 repair people/places in my vicinity over the telephone. Excellent service and very happy to help in any way. This is what anyone would want in a service provider. Thanks again to Angie's List employees and also Mr
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of
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. I had called several other companies and they were closed already or fixing to close for the day. One of the other companies was going to charge me MORE to come out and look at my lawnmower than Mr.
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charged me to come out AND FIX my lawnmower. I called @4:30-5:30 pm on Friday. Mr.
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came to my house @ 1:00 pm on the next day (Saturday). Excellent Service from
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who I just met him today (Saturday).
- Cynthia (Susie) C.
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was punctual and friendly and did a great job reviving our old lawnmower. He had all the parts he needed with him, and was done in less than an hour. It was great not having to load the lawnmower in the
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- KIM B.
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has been tuning and taking care of my mower for the last 4 years. I love that he comes to my home to do the work; I do not have to get the mower to him. He is usually punctual but if is delayed he calls. He works around my schedule as well. The mower is always in tip top shape when he is done.
- LINDA T.
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does great work, he's professional and punctual and it's great to have someone come to your house to service the lawn mower versus having to haul it somewhere. Highly recommend!
- Robert Elam H.

All Lawn Mower Repair Shops in Charlotte, NC

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Ace Hardware Corp

3716 W Wt Harris Blvd
Charlotte

Allen & Sons Small Engine Repair

8538 Lawyers Road
Charlotte

AMERICAN REWINDING INC

1825 N ROCKY RIVER RD
Monroe

B&R construction& remodeling

602 will jones circle

BARBEES LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT REPAIR

4510 FLOWE STORE RD
Concord

Blade' Landscaping LLC.

1511 Cuthbertson Rd.
Waxhaw

Brothers Lawn Care

Windmill Lane

C & D Custom Log Finishing

222 Foster St
Burlington

CERTIFIED LAWNMOWER & SMALL ENGINE SERVICE

4720 NATIONS CROSSING RD
Charlotte

CleanCut Lawncare

Weddington NC
Waxhaw

Danny Barth | Handyman Services

4627 Lakeview Road
Charlotte

DAVE'S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR

3025 WOLF POND RD
Monroe

ED'S SMALL ENGINE

1365 Flint Street Ext

FAITH FARM & EQUIPMENT SALES

3010 FAITH RD
Salisbury

FAULK BROTHERS HARDWARE INC

5744 N TRYON ST
Charlotte

FROG POND MOWER SVC

20130 NEWSOME RD
Oakboro

FURLONG DIST CO

1 CHOCTAW ST
Indian Trail

GREENLINE TURF & TRACTOR INC

5044 N Carolina 73
Iron Station

handyworks5@gmail.com

1128Young st
Mooresville

Hills Tree and Lawn Service

810 Moorestown R.D

HOLSHOUSER CYCLE SHOP

1445 E RIDGE RD
Salisbury

HOME DEPOT - UNIVERSITY

8135 UNIVERSITY CITY BLVD
Charlotte

HONDA OF WINSTON-SALEM

591 S STRATFORD RD
Winston Salem

HUNTER'S SMALL ENGINES

192 1/2 SALUDA ST

IDEAL TRACTOR CO

635 MOCKSVILLE HWY
Statesville

INTERSTATE SUPPLIES & SERVICES

511 UNION WEST BLVD
Matthews

JAMES RIVER EQUIPMENT

805 KLUMAC RD
Salisbury

JGL Repair

2300 East Providence dr.
Charlotte

JOE'S SMALL ENGINE SVC

1913 WOODLAWN ST
Kannapolis

KEN SMALL ENGINE REPAIR

1620 SPRINGSTEEN RD

Lowe's - Franklin Square

3250 E Franklin Blvd
Gastonia

LUKE'S HANDYMAN SERVICE

2785 SLOOP RD
Mount Ulla

MATTHEWS POWER EQUIPMENT

1122 INDUSTRIAL DR
Matthews

Midland Turf & Landscapes

PO Box 424
Midland

Mobile Mower Blade & Service

1205 Sam Cox ln
Wingate

MOBILEQUIP,L.L.C.

PO BOX 1973
Matthews

MYERS PARK TRUE VALUE HARDWARE

923 PROVIDENCE RD
Charlotte

Need A Hand

301 McCullough Dr
Charlotte

NORTHERN TOOL & EQUIPMENT CO

1840 E FRANKLIN BLVD
Gastonia

Northern Tool & Equipment Co

12527 E Independence Blvd
Matthews

NORWOOD HARDWARE

132 N MAIN ST
Norwood

PARK-SENECA LAWN MOWER SALES & SERVICE INC

4024 OLD PINEVILLE RD
Charlotte

RepairClinic.com Inc

48600 Michigan Ave

Ricky's Onsite Services

4407 Dalmoor Dr
Charlotte

ROBERTS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS

600 W Charles St Ste A
Matthews

ROWAN POWER EQUIPMENT

121 N SALISBURY GQ AVE
Salisbury

SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS

28738 Hatley Farm Rd
Albemarle

SMALL EQUIPMENT REPAIR CO/SERCO

8036 HOOD RD
Charlotte

Southern Stripes, LLC

250 Colony Dr
Mooresville

SPAIN EQUIPMENT CO

1334 HILL RD
Charlotte

STACK SERVICE CTR

PO Box 566
Mineral Springs

STI Turf Care Equipment - Kannapolis

1203 Mooresville Rd
Kannapolis

SUPERIOR POWER PRODUCTS

3840 N HIGHWAY 16
Denver

THE BLADE DOCTOR

2508 PARK LN
Charlotte

The Mower Shop

7661 Tuckaseegee Rd
Kannapolis

TOWN CENTER HARDWARE

7900 Tottenham Dr
Harrisburg

TurfBound Landscape LLC

5285 Cambridge Bay Dr
Charlotte

U-Haul International Inc

6091 Old York Rd

VINNY'S LAWNMOWER SERVICE

5904 INDIAN TRAIL FAIRVIEW RD
Indian Trail

Wes Updahl Handyman

3075 Creekview Rd

WHITLEY LAWN & GARDEN INC

4308 PAGELAND HWY
Monroe

Yard Works Power Equipment

830 Main St
Norwood

YOUR WAY LAWN & GARDEN EQUIP

306 W ALLEN ST
Monroe

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