My craftsman was given to me by my son. He's not too mechanically inclined, so when the little things going wrong mounted up beyond his comprehension, he passed it to me.
Maybe two hours later I had it mowing like it was new. Carb adjustment and new battery is all it took along w/oil and filter change. I've had it for about 4 years now and it has development an oil sucking problem. Have that under control w/a new breather reed. Still runs like new.