Craftsman/ Sears YTS 3000 - YTS 3000 Major Malfunction
BETHPAGE, TENNESSEE -- Just purchased a Craftsman YTS 3000 this spring to replace my 11 year old Murray lawn tractor. It performed well during the first mowing. While mowing the yard a second time I noted a vibration. On the third mowing it threw the belt off twice. On the forth attempt to mow my lawn I parked the mower because I noted that the right hand side blade bearing housing was cracked and causing the vibrations. What a disappointment! The Murray had mowed this yard over 300 times with minor problems. The Craftsman didn't survive three.
That's right... three mowings and it is in worse shape than the Murray. Will repair the Craftsman and put it on craigslist for half what I paid and will take a lot less. Really... this is the best Craftsman can do? Contacted customer support and had a really interesting conversation with a robot named Robert who really wanted to help me find my order. Gads.