Chicago Lawn Mower Repair Shops

in Chicago, IL

177
Lawn Mower Repair Shops are
in Chicago

56
Lawn Mower Repair Shops in Chicago
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Beverly G.
"There is always somebody there to help you. You're not left wondering around because somebody always greets you. They are never too busy for even a small part you need. If you're" buying a tractor or an air filter, they treat you the same. They were honest about the repair and what they needed to do. They are always willing to match competitor prices. They always get repairs done quickly and on time. If they are not on time, I get a call letting me know. They always do those extra little touches which shows a level of pride in what they're doing. They are willing to wait for you if you're running late. I will continue to use them in the future.
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Georgetta W.
"He did a fantastic job. I came to know about them until we dragged the lawn mower down the street to go into a bank and I saw it. I just went over and tried it. He said if he can" fix it, he will, if not he will let me know right then and there and at a no cost as he couldn’t fix it. He was really good. If he had to go get a part to fix it, he will let you know how long it will take. I would use him in the future.
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Mary O N.
"They are certainly competent and able. They are reliable. They once had their business in a hardware store but it expanded and they moved to their own facility. They offer good service." We always went there as commercial customer. The equipment I bought from them was always a good experience.

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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 Chicago

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The man was very friendly and did the work quickly and efficient. The whole process took 1/2 hr for both machines. I purchased the big deal from Angie's list and two options were offered to come to the house for 60.00 dollors each machine or 40.00 dollars to bring it to them. I chose to take it to them and they finished very quick. I highly recommend these guys for maintenance of small engines. They changed the plugs empty the oil sharpen the blades and adjusted some other stuff. I am ready for snow.
- Elizabeth V.
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I had used them before, originally finding them on Angie's List. It was a very smooth process. Post-tune-up, the blower runs very well. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. I also appreciate their advice on gasoline and engine stabilizer for summer storage. They seem like good people.
- TOM M.
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Their est. was $140.00 and would take 2 weeks. Left on 12/09/2008 they did not respond to my calls until o1/05/2009 and said it would be ready that day. When i picked up the snowblower the charge was $210.46 because they did more than was requested with out being authorized to do anything more, nor did they at time try to contact me while they had the machine. The changed fuel filter did tune up and changed spark plug even though the blower started and ran ok when brought in.
- William S.
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It was for repair, replacement, and tune up of carburetor. The lawn mower is over 12 years old and is now running like new. They were very professional and very honest. They stayed in touch with us during the process. He was honest about the cost of the repairs and gave us what I thought was a good appraisal about how to go about the lawn mower.
- CHERYL P.
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Upon my arrival, the serviceman immediately said "that mower is between 25 and 30 years old" in a less-than-pleasant
Chicago Lawn Mower Repair Shops Provider Name Locked
. He explained that he could remove the jammed plug and tune the mower so that it would start before it left the shop, but his guarantee would end there. While I appreciated his candor (I didn't leave the mower to be repaired), he could have conducted himself in a more service-oriented manner.
- TOM M.
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I thought that the price was fair. I'm glad that the cost to fix the mower was not higher. They did the service while I waited. They did not try to pressure other sales or services, either.
- Mary Ann E.
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They concentrate on repairing lawn and garden power equipment. I usually take my lawn mower in for service. This time I took my Snowblower in to have a leaking gas tank repaired and to have a tune up. They charged me the price they quoted. Finished the repairs a day early and called me so I'd have the unit for a incoming snow storm.
- Lawrence R.

All Lawn Mower Repair Shops in Chicago, IL

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A & A EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY CO., INC.

196 DEVON AVE
Bensenville

A 1 Services

844 Hillside Ave
Glen Ellyn

A J'S LAWNMOWER REPAIR INC

260 W SAINT CHARLES RD
Villa Park

A RUNNING RIGHT SMALL ENGINE

38123 N STATE PARK RD
Spring Grove

A&J handyman services

2032 s ingleside
Chicago

A-1 Repairs, Inc.

45 South Maple Street
Elgin

AAM'S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR

674C LAUREL ST
Elgin

ACE HARDWARE

4806 GRAND AVE
Gurnee

ACE HARDWARE

239 E NW HIGHWAY
Palatine

ACE HARDWARE

963 W 75TH ST
Plainfield

ACE HARDWARE

609 E HAWLEY ST
Mundelein

ACE HARDWARE

659 W Railroad Ave
Round Lake

ADMIRAL LAWNMOWER SALES & SVC

253 W IRVING PARK RD
Roselle

ADVANCED LAWN & SNOW REPAIR

945B W WILSON ST
Batavia

Agema Landscape

2744 Tanaga Basin
New Lenox

AIDE RENTALS & SALES

186 W SAUK TRL
Chicago Heights

Aj's Lawnmower, Inc

260 W. St. Charles Rd
Villa Park

ALL SEASONS

19206 85th Ct
Mokena

American Virtual Associates

304 Whitelaw Avenue
East Alton

At Your Home Lawnmower Snow Blower Repair

907 E Appletree Ln
Arlington Heights

B P BURGER GROUP

43 W FULLERTON AVE
Addison

B&K power equipment

17009 Harmony Rd
Marengo

Barry's Lawns and Landscapes

35661 N Sheridan Dr
Fox Lake

Batteries Unlimited

105 W Fullerton Ave
Addison

BECLAWS WE CARE PET SITTING

4N418 Mark Twain St
Saint Charles

BERLAND'S HOUSE OF TOOLS

20254 N RAND RD
Palatine

BILL'S POWER EQUIPMENT REPAIR

2482 E Oakton St
Arlington Heights

BILL'S REPAIR SVC

1998 LIBERTY ST
Aurora

Bird Engines Inc

4341 W Diversey Ave
Chicago

Blakney Lawn Service, Inc.

380 Linda Ln
Lynwood

BNM Small Engine Repair

2748 Grand Avenue Unit C
Waukegan

Border Small Engine Repair

255 Charlotte Ct
Cary

BUCK BROS INC

29626 N US HWY 12
Wauconda

Budget Right Handyman

1000 N Taylor Ave
Oak Park

BURRIS EQUIPMENT CO

2001 Cherry Hill Rd
Joliet

C J EQUIPMENT SVC INC

521 1ST ST
Antioch

CAMPBELL'S TOWING & RECOVERY

1348 HANNAH AVE
Forest Park

CARLSON TRUE VALUE HARDWARE

125 E FRONT ST
Wheaton

CAROL STREAM LAWN AND POWER

1370 W ARMY TRAIL RD
Carol Stream

Chambers Lawn & Power Product Inc

161E St Charles Rd
Carol Stream

CHICAGO LAWN MOWER SVC INC

4228 W MONTROSE AVE
Chicago

CIRCLE TRACTOR

12608 W 159TH ST
Homer Glen

Coltharps Sales & Service

29W151 North Ave
West Chicago

Construction & Design Group, Inc

9825 Roosevelt Rd
Broadview

COUNTRYSIDE LAWN & GARDEN

15611 S 70TH CT
Orland Park

CP Landscaping

60 Detroit St Unit C
Cary

CRAFTWOOD LUMBER & HARDWARE

1590 OLD DEERFIELD RD
Highland Park

Creative Lawn & Garden Center

5601 N Elston Ave
Chicago

D & S Handyman Services

2027 pepper valley drive
Geneva

Dean's Mobile Small Engine

924 Cumberland Ct
Carol Stream

DEHNE LAWN & LEISURE INC

1930 TECHNY RD
Northbrook

DON'S SHARPENING CENTRE INC

560 S. RIVER STREET
Batavia

DOWN TO EARTH

1550 Grand Ave
Waukegan

Dun-Rite Home Repair

205 E Park Ave
Wheaton

ESA Small Engine Repair

720 W 63rd St
Westmont

EVANS LAWN & GARDEN & RENTALS

750 DAVY LN
Wilmington

Ferraro Small Engine Repair

826 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook

FRANK'S LAWN MOWER SALES & SERVICE

8113 N MILWAUKEE AVE
Niles

Fred Arce

Hampshire

Gay-Cierge

Chicago

GLOBE SPORT CORP

6152 W BELMONT AVE
Chicago

Greenwood Lawn Services

13251 Vicky St
Plainfield

GREG'S LAWN MOWER & SMALL ENGINE REPAIR

701 ROCKLAND RD
Lake Bluff

GROWER EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY CO

294 E BELVIDERE RD
Grayslake

HAMILTON'S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR

611 Joyce Rd Unit 1
Joliet

HAROLD G TEASE & SON GARDEN

1243 HIRSCH AVE
Calumet City

HIGHWAY SALES INC

830 W LAKE ST
Addison

Home Depot

901 Civic Ctr Dr
Niles

Home Service Inc

581 Dogwood Trl
Elk Grove Village

Hoods auto and small engine repair

44w780 allen rd
Hampshire

HORIGAN SERVICES

1956 LEHIGH AVE
Glenview

HUGO'S EQUIPMENT REPAIR

415 W BELDON AVE
Addison

J P GOLF & GIFT

43 W GOLF RD
Arlington Heights

J Tel Lawn & Snow Equipment

11322 S Harlem Ave
Worth

Jack's Rental Inc

6642 26th St
Berwyn

JOE'S GARAGE

1117 W ALGONQUIN RD
Algonquin

Keith's Power Equipment Inc

3701 Chicago Rd
Steger

KIPP'S LAWN MOWER SALES & SERVICE

24W419 OGDEN AVE
Naperville

KOLMAR SMALL ENGINE REPAIR

14341 KOLMAR AVE
Midlothian

Lake County Power Equipment

1201 Orleans Dr
Mundelein

Lawn Doctor of Batavia - Aurora

1921 W Wilson St
Batavia

LAWN DOCTOR of Naperville

790 Royal St. George Dr
Naperville

LAWN DOCTOR of Wheaton-Winfield-Glen Ellyn

123 Danada Square East
Wheaton

LAWN MOWER WIZARD

4403 RINGWOOD RD
Ringwood

LE DONNES TRUE VALUE HARDWARE

1750 N TAFT AVE
Berkeley

LEMOI ACE HARDWARE INC

1008 DAVIS ST
Evanston

Lifeline Plumbing

1760 Britannia Dr.
Elgin

Lopez Landscape

25430 W Bonner Rd
Wauconda

Lyons Landscape

3708 Landings Rd
Joliet

Mark's Movers/ Mark's Lawn Care

500 W. Cermak Rd.
Chicago

Marks Power Equipment Repair Inc

541 Jennings Dr Ste B4
Lake In The Hills

MAXWELL ENTERPRISES

1830 WALLACE AVE
Saint Charles

Meadow Green's Landscaping

Dundee & Rand Road
Palatine

MENARDS

2601 N CLYBOURN AVE
Chicago

MJ's Small Engine Repair

103 Riverside Dr.
Mchenry

MOBILE MOWER REPAIR INC

27569 N BEECH ST
Island Lake

MOEING TECH CORP

1204 CHICORY LN
Naperville

MOWER MAN

Joliet

MOWERS & MORE

518 W Saint Charles Rd
Villa Park

Neal Construction

2417 W Cortland st
Chicago

Newlin

Elk Grove Village

NORTHWEST LAWN & POWER EQUIP

1215 W IRVING PARK RD
Itasca

OPTIMUM LAWN KARE

Saint Charles

PAYNE SMALL ENGINE INC

15W680 89TH ST
Burr Ridge

PEREZ LANDSCAPING Glendale Heights Il

437 E MONTANA AVE
Glendale Heights

PIPE RX DISCOUNT MUFFLER

9644 S HALSTED ST
Chicago

Pro-Turf Solutions Inc

1403 Plainfield Rd
Joliet

PS Industries Inc

3339 Rose St
Franklin Park

R. F. HOUTZ & SON

701 E North St
Elburn

RALPH HELM INC

7402 TECKLER BLVD
Crystal Lake

Ralph Helm Inc

36W710 Foothill Rd
Elgin

Ralph Kottke & Sons Landscaping

219 S Hagar Ave
Barrington

Ray's Bike and Mower, Inc.

612 E. Hawley St
Mundelein

REED LAWN & LEISURE INC

20413 RAND RD
Palatine

RepairClinic.com Inc

48600 Michigan Ave

Revive Your Lawn

8732 44th Pl
Lyons

Rosborough Partners Inc

342 Fourth St
Libertyville

RUSSO POWER EQUIPMENT

9525 W IRVING PARK RD
Schiller Park

Russo Power Equipment

1636 North Aurora Road
Naperville

Russo Power Equipment

39 East Belvidere Road
Hainesville

SCOTTS CO

3601 ALGONQUIN RD
Rolling Meadows

SEARS

3300 KIRCHOFF RD
Rolling Meadows

SEARS

5000 SPRING HILL MALL
Dundee

SEARS

6136 W GRAND AVE
Gurnee

Sears

4035 N Cicero Ave
Chicago

Sears Garage Solutions

2057 George St
Melrose Park

SEARS PARTS & REPAIR CENTER

7310 W 87TH ST
Bridgeview

SEARS PARTS & REPAIR CENTER

PLZ SHOPS AT FOX VLY
Aurora

Sherwin Ace Hardware

1705 W Campbell St
Arlington Heights

SKOKIE ACE HARDWARE

5035 OAKTON ST
Skokie

Skokie Lawnmower Inc

3642 Oakton St
Skokie

SMALL ENGINE MEDIC

43 W FULLERTON AVE
Addison

SMALL ENGINE MEDIC

16435 W 145TH PL
Lockport

Stay In Touch Mobile

1770 S Randall Road
Genava

Strampel Landscape & Small Motor Repair

911 W Park Ave
Libertyville

SUPERIOR SMALL ENGINE REPAIR

15806 ANNICO DR
Orland Park

Taylor Rental

946 S Lake St
Mundelein

The Home Depot

493 N Milwaukee Ave
Vernon Hills

The Oak Crest Group, LLC.

641 Glacier Court
Roselle

The TLC Group ltd.

751 Bolingbrook dr.
Bolingbrook

TOWN & COUNTRY POWER EQUIPMENT

29800 N US HWY 12
Wauconda

U LINE LAWN EQUIPMENT

290 W SAUK TRL
Chicago Heights

UNLIMITED POWER EQUIPMENT COMPANY

370 E IRVING PARK RD
Wood Dale

V & J LANDSCAPING

9110 TERMINAL AVE
Skokie

VILLAGE MOWER SHOP

8921 W CERMAK RD
Riverside

WALTER VALENTINE'S REPAIR

6417 KEYSTONE RD
Richmond

WASCO LAWN & POWER INC

4N969 OLD LA FOX RD
Wasco

We Group Renovations & Improvements, Inc.

9163 S. Harvard Ave.
Chicago

WELLMAN EQUIP INC

6507 OGDEN AVE
Berwyn

WELLMAN EQUIPMENT INC

1519 W 55TH ST
La Grange

WOODSTOCK POWER EQUIPMENT

2035 S EASTWOOD
Woodstock

Z-Performance and Power Equipment

2513 E Cass Rte 30
New Lenox

Zeesgroup.com

6850 W. Montrose Ave.
Harwood Heights

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