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Well over the weekend I let my dad bring my murray mulch and mow push mower to our cottage and the grass was overgrown and he ran over a big tree stump I forgot to mark and now it makes a loud kunk noise every time you go forward so could I fix it or trash it. I would trash it because it broke tons of times but I want you guys's opinions

p.s it is not self propelled
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Well over the weekend I let my dad bring my murray mulch and mow push mower to our cottage and the grass was overgrown and he ran over a big tree stump I forgot to mark and now it makes a loud kunk noise every time you go forward so could I fix it or trash it. I would trash it because it broke tons of times but I want you guys's opinions

p.s it is not self propelled

Everything should be fairly inexpensive to fix, but if the drive shaft is busted, you might be better of with a new mower.

Ask your dad to bring it over to a dealer, and have him ask for a repair quote.

Got any pics?
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I would throw it off it off a highrise building with a competitors name on it.

Seriously use it for parts. You probaly have a flywheel problem and its a pita fix. Chances are youll find a mower with the same engine and a bad carb and wallah you got a good mower again.
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cant think of a single good reason to have a shop repair a $150.00 mower from wallmart .If you cant fix it yourself ,just get another one .
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A mower without self-propel is like a horse with a broken leg.

Take it out in a field and put a bullet in it.


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Donate it to a charitable organization and use it as a tax write off. They will probably scrap it for metal or sell it for parts anyways.
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Here is a good chance for you to learn a lot more about the mechanics of a mower. If you are already writing it off, why not start taking it apart. See how it works and see if you can find what is wrong with it.

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Take it apart, and put it back together, only this time, you will be apart of the mower.


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Ya I'll probably get a self propelled one.
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I would throw it off it off a highrise building with a competitors name on it.

Seriously use it for parts. You probaly have a flywheel problem and its a pita fix. Chances are youll find a mower with the same engine and a bad carb and wallah you got a good mower again.
I should write my old friend. We got into a fight because he got mad because I got more accounts then I did. I should do that to piss him off
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