Within 15 minutes of purchasing this mower it started blowing smoke. The dealer picked it up and told me today that there is a problem that was just discovered with the Courage engine. I wish I had done my research.
The problem with this motor has been going on for a few years. It only has about three hours on it. I wanted to exchange it for a different mower and they will only repair it. John Deere would have exchanged it on the spot.