-Find top-rated Service Providers

Find Top-Rated Seattle Lawn Mower Repair Shops

Angie's List helps you hire the best - and avoid the rest!

Lawn Mower Repair Shops to Avoid

56

Top Rated Lawn Mower Repair Shops

30

Prevent buyer's remorse with us

  • Over 3 million people trust Angie's List to help make the right choice
  • Be informed to avoid costly mistakes
  • Shop with us to ensure a fair price
  • Our complaint resolution team will help if a project goes bad
+See Verified Local Reviews

Over 548 reviews for
Seattle Lawn Mower Repair Shops from people just like you.

A
"They are excellent and I like their initiative in figuring our one of the problems with the mower and getting it fixed. Their turnaround time was also good and I" had no dislikes. I will use them again in the future.

-Christopher H.

F
"Poorly handled when I dropped off the equipment (ignored by counter personnel). Said they would call when items were done. They did not. Did not tell me there would" be a long delay. I called them after 2 weeks, they said it would be done in another 5 days. I called them again 7 days later, they said it would be yet another 5 days. They couldn't tell me if the part was in because mechanic was sick. (don't they have any records?) I gave up and picked up the mower to take it to another shop.

-Katherine E.

+Shop, Schedule, and Save on Services

Shop, Search and Save from anywhere!

  • Offers are exclusively provided by highly rated companies
  • Angie’s List members have access to exclusive discounts on local services
  • Shop, schedule, and stay on top of progress from any device
  • Our 30 Day Refund Guarantee means you can buy with confidence!
+Join 2 Million People on Angie's List

Over 2 million people trust Angie's List.

  • Your Membership Includes:
  • Instant access to top rated businesses covering 700+ services
  • Our Complaint Resolution Team to help when a project goes bad
  • On-the-go access to our iPhone, Android, & iPad apps
Find top-rated Service Providers
See Verified Local Reviews
Shop, Schedule, and Save on Services
Join 2 Million People on Angie's List

Local Articles in Seattle

Lawn mower repair

The average suburban lawn mower is a true workhorse, but you might not be maintaining it as well as you should. Here are some practical tips on troubleshooting common problems, how to make some lawn mower repairs yourself and how to maintain your mower so it keeps performing well year after year.

lawn mower side by side clean and dirty air filters
Lawn Mower & Power Tool Repair, Lawn & Yard Work

Clogged air filters or bad spark plugs may be to blame for lawn mower problems at start of the mowing season.

A man starting a push lawnmower
Lawn Mower & Power Tool Repair

Whether it's sharpening blades or getting a professional tuneup, follow these maintenance tips to help your mower run longer.

Lawn & Yard Work, Lawn Mower & Power Tool Repair

It's time to get reel. Manual mowers might be a smart choice for small yards and level terrain.

trimming weeds
Lawn & Yard Work, Landscaping, Lawn Fertilization & Treatment, Lawn Irrigation, Lawn Mower & Power Tool Repair, Landscaping & Lighting, Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers, Landscaping - Lakefront, Roto-Tilling, Tree Service

Ready to get your hands dirty? It's time to say goodbye to Old Man Winter and reacquaint yourself with Mother Nature ...

Angie's Answers

?

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.

?

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.

?
With you not saying what this is on - could be portable device or very small rider mower - check oill level - some fancier ones on air compressors and pressure washers and rider mowers have oil monitor that shuts it off if oil pressure does not build up. Failed governor spring (rare - would be one of my last guesses) can do this, but when I had it happen the engine ran up to speed and died in only a second or two - not 8 seconds. Governor linkage usually an external metal rod with springs connecting to the carb - try watching it during the 8 seconds to see if it is yanking the throttle/choke setting back causing it to shut down. Also check to be sure not blocked by twig or leaves or such. I would check the plug after it dies - if wet then you are pretty sure you are getting fuel, if dry then maybe it is only getting fuel from manual priming or automatic choke, but then the choke is cutting out and starving the engine for fuel. IF your model has accessible automatic choke linkage (or if choke plate is accessible if you remove air cleaner), try using a long tool (not fingers, in case of backfire through carb) to adjust choke angle to see if that will make it keep running - if you can see it after taking off air cleaner, it should be staying full on for probably 20-40 seconds before it opens up wide open if temperature contr4olled type, but the engine-speed type open up as soon as engine comes up to speed. Another possibility - check air cleaner to be sure not plugged with dirt - wash (and with many models oil) per owners manual instructions. Another common problem - starts on priming or choke, but when on regular fuel flow leans out and dies due to air leak in fuel line letting air in with fuel, or dirty screen in tank not letting enough fuel in to keep it running. Also, crudded up holes in the tank cap can cause vapor lock by not letting air in to tank to replace fuel consumed - remove and take out inner liner and check holes in liner and metal cap are open so you can see daylight through them. Another possibility - look for debris, etc keeping throttle from opening up - could be idle screw jiggled loose and is set too low. Try screwing it in a half turn or so to see if keeps running - because might be starting on choke but then when choke starts opening up the idle setting is too low so throttle is not open enough to keep it running. If consistently runs 8 seconds and dies, try turning the main needle valve 1/4 turn one way, then if tht does not work back the 1/4 turn plus 1/4 turn the other way (keep track of turns so you know where initial setting is) - if one or other makes better than adjust in that range for smooth running and no flooding or leaning out when you open throttle up.
?
Hi Maurice,
 
This is Sarah B. in Member Care. Thanks for your interest in Angie's List!
 
We'll be happy to help find top rated Lawn Mower & Power Tool Repair providers, but it doesn't look like you have a subscription to the List yet. You can join by visiting www.angieslist.com or by giving us a call. Our call center is available 8:00 am-9:00 pm weekdays and 8:00-5:00 pm ET on Saturdays. If you join online, you can save 20% on an annual plan by using the promo code ANSWERS.
 
Thanks for your question and we look forward to assisting you, Maurice!
 
?
?

Lawn Mower Repair reviews in Seattle

A

Rating
They were very good and efficient; it was ready the next day. They were reasonably priced. Its a small family owned business. I recommend them to others.
- Elsie S.
A

Rating
Unlike the other regional repair shops who don't take the time to utter more than 2 or 3 sentence fragments over the phone and who are overall rather noncommittal,
Seattle Lawn Mower Repair Shops Provider Name Locked
and Saws was willing to talk in depth about the possible causes of- and costs to fix- our broken Honda lawn mower. Apparently, the clutch on this $1,000 model (which we inherited) is notoriously bad. The cost to repair is usually $400 + labor and tax.
Seattle Lawn Mower Repair Shops Provider Name Locked
not only fixed the clutch, they replaced the jagged and dull blade, adjusted the carburetor, and did overall maintenance for just over $117.00. And it only took 2 weeks. Great job, very personable, and a pleasure to do business with.
- charra J.
A

Rating
Seattle Lawn Mower Repair Shops Provider Name Locked
was very knowledgeable about lawn mowers. She figured out why my mower would not start (oil in air filter from tipping the mower upside down). They fixed this problem, put in a new air filter, spark plug, and changed the blade--basically a tune up which my mower had never had.
Seattle Lawn Mower Repair Shops Provider Name Locked
said it would take 12 days (they had a large number of mowers to service) and she was right on. This was much less time than the three or four weeks that several other companies on Angie's List told me at this busy time of year for mower repairs. They also do blade sharpening for saws. I would definitely recommend them and use them again.
- Elaine C.
A

Rating
I had an excellent experience taking my non-starting lawn mower to
Seattle Lawn Mower Repair Shops Provider Name Locked
. He runs his business out of the garage in back of his home on Beacon Hill. I called him on a Saturday morning, took the mower in that morning and he had it fixed by the end of the day.
Seattle Lawn Mower Repair Shops Provider Name Locked
is a friendly guy who got my mower running with the first pull of the cord. The fee was reasonable; $68 included all parts, labor, and tax for a full tune-up. He gave me a detailed invoice. The turn-around time was faster than I had expected. I'd give him an A+.
- BARBARA B.
A

Rating
They were very personable. They took time to explained the controls of the equip to me. Great service and it was worth the drive from Seattle to Bellevue to have the work done.
- ROSS M.
A

Rating
I called around to a bunch of places. The ones that appeared to be good all said it would take a week or two to get my lawn mower fixed, but my dandelion problem needed to be addressed more immediately. I dropped it off one evening and picked it up, running perfectly, the next.
Seattle Lawn Mower Repair Shops Provider Name Locked
works out of his house. He doesn't have regular hours, but he's very reachable by phone, and the whole process was more convenient for me than it would have been if I had gone to a shop open 7 days a week.
- CATHERINE M M.
F

Rating
It was a disaster. They were supposed to call when it was done. 10 days later I call them, and was told they had just completed it yesterday. I went to pick it up, and they handed it back to be in pieces in a box. I was told they could not figure out how to do it. I took it to another shop, and they had it together in 5 minutes.
- WILL L.
A

Rating
The staff were very helpful over the phone and equally so when we arrived with the lawn mower. They were very clear that they would call before doing any repairs. We weren't sure about whether it was worth repairing, which they confirmed. They didn't try to sell us something and kept the inspection cost low by agreeing to dispose of it; something that can be a problem in our area. We would definitely buy or get service from them again.
- BILL L.

All Lawn Mower Repair Shops in Seattle

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

Absolute Paint Pump Repairs

8510 61 Drive ne
Marysville

ACE HARDWARE

27073 PACIFIC HWY S
Seattle

AgriShop Ace Hardware

308 W Main St
Auburn

Agrishop Inc

2012 S 12th St
Tacoma

All Island Small Engine

7693 Cultus Bay Rd
Clinton

Alpine Cascade Landscaping

111 ne 8th st
Bellevue

Aurora Lawnmower

7323 Aurora Ave N
Seattle

Bainbridge Rental

8820 Miller NE Rd
Bainbridge Island

BARNETT IMPLEMENT

3305 BICKFORD AVE
Snohomish

BILL'S REPAIR

34020 186TH AVE SE
Auburn

BRIM TRACTOR

Issaquah

Cascade Lawn Design

10835 35th Ave SW
Seattle

CENTER ELECTRIC INC

1212 S 30TH ST
Tacoma

CHAIN SAWS PLUS

8516 NE BOTHELL WAY
Bothell

Champion Small Engine Repair

430 South 96th St Unit 10
Seattle

Classic Nursery & Landscape Co.

16215 140th PL NE
Woodinville

DEWALT FACTORY SERVICE

2100 AIRPORT WAY S
Seattle

Done Right Lawn Mower Repair Service

5520 Boston Harbor Rd NE
Olympia

EMPIRE EQUIPMENT

5715 M L KING JR WAY S
Seattle

Evergreen Mowers

16514 Ash Way
Lynnwood

F&M Construction and Remodeling LLC

5833 115th PL NE unit B
Kirkland

Fox Island Small Engine Repair

847 7th Lane FI
Fox Island

Gallegos Landscaping

27118 36TH AVENUE SOUTH
Kent

GOODSELL POWER EQUIPMENT

11414 120th Ave NE
Kirkland

Goodsell Power Equipment

11414 120Th Ave Ne
Kirkland

H & H SUPPLY INC

10215 24TH ST E
Puyallup

ISSAQUAH HONDA KUBOTA

1745 NW MALL ST
Issaquah

J & E SMALL ENGINE SVC & PARTS

11501 CRESCENT VALLEY DR NW
Gig Harbor

J & I POWERS EQUIPMENT

10615 BALD HILL RD SE
Yelm

Jake Graff's Small Engine Repair

2318 Point Fosdick Dr NW
Gig Harbor

JENNINGS EQUIPMENT INC

1030 RIVER RD
Puyallup

Joe's Small Engine Repair

14561 Osprey Place NE
Poulsbo

JOHN'S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR

11615 CREVISTON DR NW
Gig Harbor

JUNGLE-TAMER

604 SW CLEVENGER LN
Port Orchard

Land King

1347 120TH AVE NE
Bellevue

LEN'S MOWER SVC

11304 Steele St S Ste B
Lakewood

LEONE'S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR

7730 STEAMBOAT ISLAND RD NW
Olympia

LONNIE'S POWER EQUIPMENT

1295 FRONT ST S
Issaquah

MILLER'S EQUIPMENT & RENT-ALL

22901 HWY 99
Edmonds

nationwide construction & renovation

1919 196th St SW Unit 4
Lynnwood

NORTH CITY MOWERS & SAWS

910 NE 185TH ST
Seattle

NORTH SHORE ELECTRIC

5415 S ORCHARD ST
University Place

Perez Landscaping

3800 SLEATER KINNEY RD NE TRLR 15

Personalized Service Repair

17502 Issaquah-Hobart Rd
Issaquah

Pete's Small Engine Repair

4553 11th Ave S
Seattle

PORT TOWNSEND HONDA & MARINE

3059 SIMS WAY W
Port Townsend

QGL Lawncare LLC

16032 Main St
Bellevue

R & R RENTALS

10920 NORTHRUP WAY
Bellevue

Rain City Construction

1427 WARREN AVE N
Seattle

Reliable Small Engine Repair

5333 Lambskin St SW
Tumwater

RepairClinic.com Inc

48600 Michigan Ave

RG Power Equipment Inc

13237 NE 20th St
Bellevue

ROBERTO MORAN RAMIREZ DDA

19462 EDGEWOOD CT NE
Poulsbo

Robsrepair & sharping inc

12230 1st av sw
Seattle

Roy's Appliance Service Inc

8524 W Gage Blvd.
Kennewick

S & S POWER EQUIPMENT

12644 DES MOINES MEMORIAL DR
Seattle

SEARS

115 Marysville Mall
Marysville

Sears - Shoreline Store

15711 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline

Sears Stores Tacoma Mall

4502 S Steele St
Tacoma

Shoreline mowers and saws

910 ne 185th st
Seattle

SOUND TRACTOR

2815 VIRGINIA AVE
Everett

SOUND TRACTORS MOWER COUNTRY

5702 172ND ST NE
Arlington

SOUTHWEST SAWS & MOWERS

10843 1ST AVE S
Seattle

SUMMIT OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT

5415 106TH ST E
Puyallup

SUMMIT OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT

5415 106TH ST E
Puyallup

SUMNER LAWN & SAW

7441 RIVERSIDE RD E
Sumner

Sunbelt Rentals

19265 Woodinville Snohomish Rd
Woodinville

Sunrise Landscaping & Tree Removal

6325 Martin Way E
Lacey

The ChipperMan Company

14619Sherman DR NW
Gig Harbor

Town & Country Tractors Inc

449 Railroad Ave
Monroe

Universal Repair Shop Inc

1611 Boylston Ave
Seattle

V Y POWER EQUIPMENT SERVICE

12830 NE 14TH PL
Bellevue

WARDS POWER EQUIPMENT

16249 SE 256TH
Kent

Washington Tractor Inc

603 Harrison St
Sumner

WeHoneyDo.com Service Companies

10035 Main St
Bothell

WOODINVILLE SAWS & MOWERS

18026 STATE RTE 9 SE
Snohomish

YARD WORKS LANDSCAPING

11525 8TH AVE E
Tacoma

Shop Local Lawn Mower Repair Services in Seattle

Seattle Zip Codes

Join Angie's List to get the best local reviews in Seattle.

What Does My Membership Include?
  • Instant access to reviews for 700+ services
  • Exclusive service discounts - up to 70 percent off!
  • Top-notch support from our live call center
How does Angie's List work?
1. Say you need a Lawn Mower Repair
2. Angie's List has tons of detailed, local reviews.
3. Find a winner, and book them.
4. Angie's List is there to resolve any issues.
CBS
Good Morning America
Fox News
USA Today
The Wall Street Journal
MSN money