I was married in 1995. Since then I have had at least ten lawn mowers in that time. All of which, have failed me except one. And that one, I gave it away when I moved. It was from Sears. I had bought it after buying a "guarantee first pull start" from Walmart. One mow with that and it went back to Walmart. "One pull" my ass. Any (insert name here) could have been used. Husky, Lawnboy, Yard Machine, Craftsmen...I've had them all. I feel that there may be some conspiracy by Briggs and Stratton to drive me insane. Now, to be fair to the manufactures of these pieces of equipment, I am mechanically inept. With that said, I am smart enough to figure things out. Unfortunately, when it comes to repair, figuring things out normally doesn't do me any good. I can explain to people what these devil's creations are doing or not doing and I have a good idea of what it should be doing. My problem, is that with being a guy, other guys expect you to know mechanical jargon. I'm usually lost two words into their monologue. So, I opt to try to fix them on my own.