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Weed Eater 7227473 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
1/5
Quality
1/5
Performance
1/5
Value
1/5
Overall
1.4 out of 51.4 out of 51.4 out of 51.4 out of 51.4 out of 5
Pros
Price (4)
Easy To Store (3)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
Just Right For Small Yar... (1)
Durable (1)
Cons
Low Quality (6)
Unreliable (6)
Durability (6)
Difficult To Use (2)
Expensive (1)
10% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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William C.
Va Beach, VA
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAR.
05
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Junk
I bought this mower from Home Depot, had it a year before it started falling apart. Would not back up, wheels hit anything - rip them apart. Very hard to steer, finally transmission went out. Home Depot was unable to help as they no longer sold them. Took it to reliable repair shop, and they would touch mower sold 100.00 for parts
William Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Gary J.
Lockport, NY
REVIEWED
APR.
24
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Junk!!!!!!
I spent more time fixing this mower than using it. Very little power , tires keep coming off, steering jams, The person who,designed this should be fired.. I can't sell it because my conscience and my wife won't let me.

She doesn't think we should pass our misery on to someone else. If I told my story of my problems to Ripley, they wouldn't believe it. Junk
Gary Does Not Recommend This Mower
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F.
REVIEWED
MAR.
06
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Where Is The Battery, Worst Lawn Mower Ever!!!!i
I bought it two years ago, only been able to use one time. Tires were flat first time. Would not crank. Cannot find the battery. It's hard to turn.
F. Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Buford
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Junk
Do not buy this worthless piece of s---! Problems are too numerous to mention here. This worthless piece of s--- will begin to nickel & dime you to death the moment you run it the first time. And good luck finding parts. I bought mine at Walmart, another worthless piece of s---. Spend $300-$500 more on a real mower & not on a Weedeater pieces of s---!!
Buford Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Barbara B.
Rutledge, GA
Total Helpful Votes
76 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
15
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Worst Buy I Ever Made!!!!
I bought this lawn mower to cut my 1/2 acre lawn and the width was just right to drive through my gates.
My lawn is very level but when I went to turn and go in the opposite direction an awful grinding noise came from the rear end and the mower would not move forward.
Contacted the Weed Eater Corp (no website accessible customer service) told by rep I would have to take to their affiliated repair location. Only 6mos in to my 2 yr warranty.

The recommended repair location is having... more
Pros: Quiet, Price, Easy To Store
Cons: Low Quality, Difficult To Use, Unreliable, Durability, No Tech Support, Replacement Parts Unavailable
Barbara Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Mike S.
Maple Plain, MN
Total Helpful Votes
57 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
At Best, A Toy!
I made the mistake of buying this for my yard thinking it would be easy to navigate the gardens and gate-ways.
I have a slight incline to my front yard and this toy spun its wheels even at a grade of approx. 15 degree. That was the least of my concerns, however. The day I brought it home I made 3 passes across my yard and the deck bracket broke at the weld and gouged my lawn before I noticed I was dragging the deck. I took it to have it re-welded and made another attempt to cut grass. The... more
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Bob
Indianapolis, IN
Total Helpful Votes
49 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Bob F
I Bought It 2010 and It Has Been Junk the Frame Cracked the Cable Broke and the Plastic Insert Broke in the Steering Wheel and Now It Will Not Go in Gear. This Is Total Junk
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David
Total Helpful Votes
39 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Been Had
bought it from Amazon. The minute I saw it I knew it was trouble. $800.00 ripoff
Pros: No Pros To This Piece Of Crap
Cons: Bad Instructions, Durability, Weed Eater Should Be Ashamed For Selling This Crap, Bad
David Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Calvin
Total Helpful Votes
39 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
10
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Junk
The second or third time I used it the brake cable broke. I hoisted the front end up while I waited for cable to come in. After replacing cable it smoked. The gas had drained into oil. The technician said it needed a carburetor kit. He replaced it. It did not fix it. I gave it to a good will organization as I figured that I could not look anyone in the face and sell it to him. If you have one of these, I suggest that you give it to your worst enemy or haul it to the junkyard.
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John
Total Helpful Votes
33 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Piece Of Junk
Had whole drive system replaced before 2 years were up. Now just under 1 year after repair, the same problem has returned.
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Paul G.
Plantation, FL
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
38 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Engineering Principles Sub Par
Purchased from Wal Mart @ clearance. Complete disappointment. No wonder no one else bought it!
Pros: Price
Cons: Durability, Low Quality, Heavy, Unreliable
Paul Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Linda M.
Paragould, AR
REVIEWED
MAY.
14
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Bad Mower
Worse mower I've ever owned. steering section and cable broke after a years use.
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302
Bonnie
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Do Not Buy!
First, 2 flat tires (paper thin). Next gear in steering broke (plastic). Soon had to replace the other 2 tires. My yard is flat with very few trees and very little debris. Now will not start. I have had it. I had this mower for less than 2 summers. JUNK!!!
Cons: Durability, Unreliable, Low Quality
Bonnie Does Not Recommend This Mower
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John S.
Ft. Wayne, IN
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Weed Eater One 26 Inch Cut
Bought mine 3-4 years ago the past 2 years I was lucky to get through mowing season, the smell of burnt clutch and grinding gears filled the air. My neighbors even complained about all the rattle and don't even get me started about the stirring, all I can say is mine is ready for the scrap heap do they even still make them? Why put Americans thru the terror of owning one. Buyer beware JUNK
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality, Difficult To Use, Expensive
John Does Not Recommend This Mower
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James G.
Springfield, IL
REVIEWED
JUN.
12
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Weedeater Are Thieves
Sick, disabled and ripped off! By Weedeater!
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality, Durability, Junkweedeater Ripoff
James Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Warren R.
Franklin, MA
REVIEWED
MAR.
30
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Piece Of Crap !!!!
Exact same problems as everyone had!!!!
Warren Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Bob W.
Gallipolis, OH
REVIEWED
JUL.
12
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Pathetic
This is without a doubt the sorriest excuse for a lawnmower I have ever used and seen. Would not recommend to my worst enemy.
Bob Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Bill H.
REVIEWED
MAR.
20
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Worst Investment
Worst investment I ever made in a mower. It really is a very poor designed, engineered and manufactured piece of equipment. To top it off none of Weed Eater's warranty shops will touch it. After two months being broke I finally fixed it myself. I have had it three years and have managed to keep it workable but I'm throwing in the towel and buying something else. It really is a disaster.
Pros: Easy To Store
Cons: Durability, Low Quality, Unreliable, Absolute Junk
Bill Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Stan S.
Russellville, AR
REVIEWED
APR.
21
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good But Bad Wheels
I have used this mower now for 5 years. The only complaint that I have is that the wheels are too small in diameter. A low tire makes it roll the tube inside to snap off the valve.. These are easily replaced through Harbor Freight for a couple of bucks, but takes time and is annoying. The small wheels make cuts on a bumpy yard look a little rough (big wheels make the best looking cut). These wheels are 4" on front. Wheels make care and repair fast and cheap, but cut is not so good if... more
Pros: Easy To Store, Price, Easy To Use, Reliable
Stan Recommends This Weed Eater Mower
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Ronald S.
Sherwood, AR
REVIEWED
APR.
04
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Problems
First year no problems, from then on nothing but! Steering went out, transmission (or so the repair shop says) needs to be replaced, more than I paid for it new. Can't really find anyone to work on them.

Looked for replacement parts to try and fix it myself, no transmission replacement part listed. This product isn't worth very much to put it nicely. I would NOT buy ANY weedeater product in the future based on the difficulty of trying to get this one repaired.
Ronald Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Jim C.
Charleston, SC
REVIEWED
AUG.
13
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Sub Par Design From Such A Quality Company=lemon
WEEDEATER makes good or better quality products and it makes no sense to build a mower at this price point and there are SO MANY disappointed buyers! Even worse is you cant get the original part to fix it, you can only be offered the complete rear end for 400 dollars. I retrofitted mine with a Snapper friction disc @ 40 bucks plus labor time and it shredded it like the original part, there are 10 of these on Craigslist in my town so go figure. Friction disc is poor by design, GET GEARED... more
Jim Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Jp
REVIEWED
NOV.
28
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Worst But Ever
I was looking for a ride on like a snapper but I found this one came up thru amazon.com. I had to assemble it after delivery by fedex. The steering nut had to be replaced after few cuts. It was cheap plastic. The replacement part was metal so it was better.

After few more cuts. It wouldn't start. I replaced the safety fuse and battery. It worked for few more cuts but now it doesn't start at all. Problem since day one. I would never buy anything from weed eater ever again
Jp Does Not Recommend This Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Jp,
I apologize about the inconvenience.

For assistance in finding a service center so your product can undergo warranty evaluation please call 1-800-849-1297. Your product is covered by a 2 year manufacturer's warranty and any defects in materials or workmanship will be repaired at no cost to you.
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Richard B.
So St Paul, MN
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower!
This is not a mower for big yards, I have a small yard, and it works great. I have had it for almost 5 years. No problems, I change the oil and run it weekly. I do two yards each 50x100, and it just works fine.
Pros: Price, Durable, I'd Buy It Again, Just Right For Small Yards
Richard Recommends This Weed Eater Mower
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George Keith
Streamwood, IL
REVIEWED
SEP.
16
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Junk
This was the worst investment I ever made, First steering broke, then transmission with the pulley warped in rubber used for the drive chain.

Weed eater will not sell me a replacement part they want me to purchase the entire back end of the mower for $400.00 plus. I can go on and on.
George Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Charles Curry
Rapid City, SD
REVIEWED
JUN.
17
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Disposable Lawnmower
Made the mistake of buying the junk. Steering wheel broke right away. I fixed that and it worked alright for 2 years. Except when the tires would spin on the rim and rip off the valve stem. Reverse never did work. Now The mower deck can't be raised or the back end of it rides up over the skid plate and won't come down. I am ready to haul it to the scrap heap.
Charles Does Not Recommend This Mower
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S.c.d.
Burkburnett, TX
REVIEWED
MAY.
04
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Don't Waste Your Money
This has to be the worst lawn tractor on the market, the tires will not last past a year, and the 10-400-4 size is almost impossible to find, most replacement wheel are either 7/8th of an inch or 1 inch in diameter, the wheels on this albatross are 3/4 of and inch so forget about getting new wheels. The steering is like trying to turn a locomotive on soft ground if you really want a work out, go to a gym. So don't waste you money.
S.c.d. Does Not Recommend This Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
S.c.d.,
The wheels should last far longer than a year under normal usage.

This mower is designed for the economically minded individual with small flat yards.

If you need to order replacements, I have included the part numbers below. They can be order through numerous sources online of through any authorized Weedeater service center.

Rear wheel assembly including tire: 581 42 07-01
Front wheel assembly including tire: 581 42 06-01
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