Riding mower & lawn tractor repair guides
If your riding lawn mower won't start, it runs rough or it doesn't cut grass like it should, let Sears PartsDirect help you learn how to fix it. We have easy-to follow riding lawn mower repair guides and videos, as well as expert troubleshooting advice in our DIY repair help section. Once you find out which part you need to replace, search your model number to find the complete list of parts for your riding mower or lawn tractor.
These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your riding mower or lawn tractor.
If you hear the solenoid click but don’t hear the starter motor spin when you turn the key, follow these steps to replace it.
Get your mower running smoothly again by replacing the air filter—it's a quick job you can do yourself, following these steps.
If the engine won't restart after hitting a stump or rock, the problem could be a sheared flywheel key. Follow these step-by-step instructions to replace it.
Replace the starter solenoid if it doesn't click when you turn the ignition key.
A broken seat can keep the mower from running.
Follow the steps in this guide to install a new riding mower seat switch in about 15 minutes.
Replace the mandrel assembly if the blade shaft vibrates or doesn't spin.
Get your mower started again by replacing the ignition switch—it's a quick job you can do by following these steps.
Your mower can’t run on a damaged rear tire. Here’s how to install a new one.
Get your sputtering carburetor running smoothly in 60 minutes.
If the engine of your lawn tractor surges or is hard to start, the carburetor could be the problem. Follow these steps to install a new one.
If a blade on your mower is dull or bent, replace it following the steps in this repair guide.
If the engine is hard to start or if the spark plug electrode is burnt or cracked, take 15 minutes to replace it.
If you're not getting spark from a good spark plug, the problem could be the ignition coil. Follow these step-by-step instructions to replace it.
If the blades don't spin on your riding mower when you shift the lever, the blade clutch cable could be broken. Here’s how to install a new one.
Replace the ground drive belt if it's broken or too worn to spin the transaxle pulley.
If the engine won’t start even though the brake is on, the brake interlock switch could be at fault. Here’s how to replace it.
Get your mower moving again by using these instructions when replacing a damaged front tire.
Replace the blade drive belt if it's broken or won't spin the cutting blades because of wear.
The electric clutch mounts on the engine crankshaft and controls the cutting blades. This step-by-step guide explains how to install a new one.
A worn or broken blade belt on a zero-turn riding mower prevents the mower blades from working. Here’s how to replace the blade belt.
The ground drive belt connects the engine crankshaft to the transmission pulleys to drive the rear wheels.
Adjust the neutral control if your zero-turn riding mower creeps forward or backward while both steering lap bars are in the neutral position.
Replace a bent or dull cutting blade in 30 minutes or less.
Follow the steps in this guide to remove the mower deck for cleaning or inspection.
Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your riding mower or lawn tractor.
Test the ignition switch and wire harnesses to find the short.
How often and tall you mow your lawn has a big impact on its health. Check out these 3 rules.
Mower not cutting the grass evenly? Your mower deck might be the problem.