I will admit right off...this post is just to brag on my husband a little bit. : ) You see, after our last move our lawnmower, which hadn't been used in a couple of years (due to the fact one came with our last house), failed to start. For a few mows we were forced to borrow a mower from a neighbor to get the job done. Well, over Christmas, since my husband had some time on his hands, he decided to see if he could fix that faulty mower. First he checked out a book on small motors from the library, and after reading what he felt he needed to research he dove in to fixing the mower. After experimenting with different parts, he found the faulty part (the carburetor) and FIXED our mower!! Wow, good job, Carl! I was impressed with his success at his first attempt to fix a small motor and thought I'd share the victory. I say again, good job, husband!