DIY riding mower & lawn tractor repair
Why is it that the grass seems to grow faster when your riding mower isn't working right? Fortunately, you can fix your riding mower or lawn tractor yourself, with the help of Sears PartsDirect's DIY repair advice.
To avoid many problems, keep your riding mower maintained by tuning up the engine each season. We have video troubleshooting tips for leveling a mower deck so your mower cuts the yard evenly every time you mow. If your lawn tractor battery dies, avoid vehicle and mower damage by following the procedures in our how to jump-start a riding lawn mower battery video. If the mower is completely dead, watch this riding lawn mower won't turn over or click video. We can also help if your mower engine spins when you turn the key but won't start. To troubleshoot other engine problems, find out how to fix a tire and much more, check out our articles and videos page.
Once you've determined the problem with your mower, follow the steps in our DIY repair guides for front-engine and zero-turn mowers. To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your riding mower or tractor, search for your model number.
Riding Mowers & Tractors type
These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your riding mower or lawn tractor.
Replace the mandrel assembly if the blade shaft vibrates or doesn't spin.
Get your mower running smoothly again by replacing the air filter—it's a quick job you can do yourself, following these steps.
Get your mower started again by replacing the ignition switch—it's a quick job you can do by following these steps.
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.