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  1. Outdoors I have a rechargeble Craftsman mower, 19 inch, model number 247.370480. The first one I bought would not hold a charge, kept taking it back in, they sent it away three times, after the third time they ended up just giving me a new one. This one has been better, but it wasn't long before it's advertised charge time of 45 minutes kept dropping and dropping, to about 10. I really regret buying this now. And now the charge won't last a minute. I assume it needs a new battery. Except I can't just buy a battery and replace it myself, since it takes special tools to take the top off. So I guess they will have to send it to Dallas to replace the batter (I live in Austin). What will that cost? My guess is more than a cheap gas lawn mower that would last 20 years or more. I know that these Sears' products are just rebadged Blackand Deckers, but they were very poorly designed and should never have been sold to the public.

    And now I found out it will cost me $216 to replace the battery, which is over half the cost of the mower itself. So much for saving money on fas, spark plugs, etc. And of course it was designed so …
  2. Outdoors I have a rechargeble Craftsman mower, 19 inch, model number 247.370480. The first one I bought would not hold a charge, kept taking it back in, they sent it away three times, after the third time they ended up just giving me a new one. This one has been better, but it wasn't long before it's advertised charge time of 45 minutes kept dropping and dropping, to about 10. I really regret buying this now. And now the charge won't last a minute. I assume it needs a new battery. Except I can't just buy a battery and replace it myself, since it takes special tools to take the top off. So I guess they will have to send it to Dallas to replace the batter (I live in Austin). What will that cost? My guess is more than a cheap gas lawn mower that would last 20 years or more. I know that these Sears' products are just rebadged Blackand Deckers, but they were very poorly designed and should never have been sold to the public.

    And it's not like the battery worked fine for years and then just stopped holding a charge. Every few months it was losing 5 minutes or so of charge time, to the point where it would take me 4 days j…
  3. Outdoors I have a rechargeble Craftsman mower, 19 inch, model number 247.370480. The first one I bought would not hold a charge, kept taking it back in, they sent it away three times, after the third time they ended up just giving me a new one. This one has been better, but it wasn't long before it's advertised charge time of 45 minutes kept dropping and dropping, to about 10. I really regret buying this now. And now the charge won't last a minute. I assume it needs a new battery. Except I can't just buy a battery and replace it myself, since it takes special tools to take the top off. So I guess they will have to send it to Dallas to replace the batter (I live in Austin). What will that cost? My guess is more than a cheap gas lawn mower that would last 20 years or more. I know that these Sears' products are just rebadged Blackand Deckers, but they were very poorly designed and should never have been sold to the public.

    I said the battery was going out, not the mower. But I've read enough comments on other forums to know that the battery has a very short life. Plus, unlike other electric mowers that allow you to ex…
  4. Outdoors I have a rechargeble Craftsman mower, 19 inch, model number 247.370480. The first one I bought would not hold a charge, kept taking it back in, they sent it away three times, after the third time they ended up just giving me a new one. This one has been better, but it wasn't long before it's advertised charge time of 45 minutes kept dropping and dropping, to about 10. I really regret buying this now. And now the charge won't last a minute. I assume it needs a new battery. Except I can't just buy a battery and replace it myself, since it takes special tools to take the top off. So I guess they will have to send it to Dallas to replace the batter (I live in Austin). What will that cost? My guess is more than a cheap gas lawn mower that would last 20 years or more. I know that these Sears' products are just rebadged Blackand Deckers, but they were very poorly designed and should never have been sold to the public.

    No it was not, brand new.