How To Maintain Your Gas Lawn Mower; Tips From the sears.com 'Lawn and Garden Advisor'

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sears, Roebuck & Co.

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Keeping your lawn mower
 running smoothly and out of the repair shop requires following basic
 maintenance procedures throughout the growing season.
     Now, advice on maintaining your mower and other lawn and garden tools is
 just a few mouse clicks away: from the Lawn and Garden Advisor feature on the
 sears.com Web site.  Tips found in the sears.com Lawn and Garden Advisor
 include:
 
     -- Always use fresh gasoline.  Fresh gas helps prevent hard starting and
        maintains a clean engine.  Avoid leaving gas in the mower or fuel
        container longer than 30 days because it will eventually break down and
        clog the carburetor.
 
     -- Check the oil periodically.  A good rule of thumb is to change the oil
        every 100 hours of operation.  The exact amount is specified in your
        owner's manual.
 
     -- Check the spark plug and air filter, and clean or replace them as
        needed.  Refer to your owner's manual for specifications.
 
     -- Check the mower blade for sharpness.  Have the blade sharpened -- or
        replaced if  worn.  A sharp blade helps cut grass faster and maintains
        the health and appearance of your lawn.
 
     -- Keep the mower deck clear of grass, leaves and grease buildup to avoid
        fire hazard and keep the mower operating efficiently.
 
     -- Get a tune-up by a qualified service dealer at the beginning or end of
        the season.
 
     To access the Lawn and Garden Advisor on the Internet, go to
 www.sears.com .  Click the Lawn and Garden tab at the top of the screen.
 Scroll down on the left navigation bar of the Lawn and Garden screen, and
 click Lawn and Garden Advisor.
     Lawn and garden enthusiasts in need of advice on equipment repairs or
 tune-ups can call Sears HomeCentral(R), 24 hours a day, seven days a week at
 1-800-4-MY-HOME(R) (1-800-469-4663) to schedule service appointments or to
 find the nearest Sears Parts & Repair Center.  Sears has thousands of
 specially trained repair technicians who service nearly three million pieces
 of lawn and garden equipment a year, no matter where the customer bought the
 product.  Equipment parts that need replacing, regardless of the brand, can be
 ordered online at www.sears.com/partsdirect .
     Sears.com features more than 600 lawn and garden tools and pieces of
 equipment covering the major categories including: hand tools, sprinklers,
 hoses, power mowers, riding mowers, lawn tractors, chain saws, blowers,
 trimmers, edgers, tillers, pressure washers, chippers and log splitters.  In
 addition to Craftsman(R), America's best-selling brand of mowers and tractors
 for the past 20 years, sears.com also features popular brands such as Toro(R),
 Yard-Man(R) and Black & Decker(R).  Kenmore(R) and Weber(R) grills also are
 available on sears.com. (Brand names are the intellectual property of their
 respective owners.)
     Sears, Roebuck and Co. (NYSE:   S) is a leading U.S. retailer of apparel,
 home and automotive products and services, with annual revenue of more than
 $40 billion.  The company serves families throughout the country through
 approximately 860 department stores, approximately 2,100 specialized retail
 locations, and a variety of online offerings accessible through the company's
 Web site, www.sears.com.
 
 

SOURCE Sears, Roebuck & Co.
    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Keeping your lawn mower
 running smoothly and out of the repair shop requires following basic
 maintenance procedures throughout the growing season.
     Now, advice on maintaining your mower and other lawn and garden tools is
 just a few mouse clicks away: from the Lawn and Garden Advisor feature on the
 sears.com Web site.  Tips found in the sears.com Lawn and Garden Advisor
 include:
 
     -- Always use fresh gasoline.  Fresh gas helps prevent hard starting and
        maintains a clean engine.  Avoid leaving gas in the mower or fuel
        container longer than 30 days because it will eventually break down and
        clog the carburetor.
 
     -- Check the oil periodically.  A good rule of thumb is to change the oil
        every 100 hours of operation.  The exact amount is specified in your
        owner's manual.
 
     -- Check the spark plug and air filter, and clean or replace them as
        needed.  Refer to your owner's manual for specifications.
 
     -- Check the mower blade for sharpness.  Have the blade sharpened -- or
        replaced if  worn.  A sharp blade helps cut grass faster and maintains
        the health and appearance of your lawn.
 
     -- Keep the mower deck clear of grass, leaves and grease buildup to avoid
        fire hazard and keep the mower operating efficiently.
 
     -- Get a tune-up by a qualified service dealer at the beginning or end of
        the season.
 
     To access the Lawn and Garden Advisor on the Internet, go to
 www.sears.com .  Click the Lawn and Garden tab at the top of the screen.
 Scroll down on the left navigation bar of the Lawn and Garden screen, and
 click Lawn and Garden Advisor.
     Lawn and garden enthusiasts in need of advice on equipment repairs or
 tune-ups can call Sears HomeCentral(R), 24 hours a day, seven days a week at
 1-800-4-MY-HOME(R) (1-800-469-4663) to schedule service appointments or to
 find the nearest Sears Parts & Repair Center.  Sears has thousands of
 specially trained repair technicians who service nearly three million pieces
 of lawn and garden equipment a year, no matter where the customer bought the
 product.  Equipment parts that need replacing, regardless of the brand, can be
 ordered online at www.sears.com/partsdirect .
     Sears.com features more than 600 lawn and garden tools and pieces of
 equipment covering the major categories including: hand tools, sprinklers,
 hoses, power mowers, riding mowers, lawn tractors, chain saws, blowers,
 trimmers, edgers, tillers, pressure washers, chippers and log splitters.  In
 addition to Craftsman(R), America's best-selling brand of mowers and tractors
 for the past 20 years, sears.com also features popular brands such as Toro(R),
 Yard-Man(R) and Black & Decker(R).  Kenmore(R) and Weber(R) grills also are
 available on sears.com. (Brand names are the intellectual property of their
 respective owners.)
     Sears, Roebuck and Co. (NYSE:   S) is a leading U.S. retailer of apparel,
 home and automotive products and services, with annual revenue of more than
 $40 billion.  The company serves families throughout the country through
 approximately 860 department stores, approximately 2,100 specialized retail
 locations, and a variety of online offerings accessible through the company's
 Web site, www.sears.com.
 
 SOURCE  Sears, Roebuck & Co.