I so wanted to like this product but only after 5-7 uses the self propelling function is DOA. Now I find that any serious repairs can't be done locally and the mower has been sent to AZ for 4-6 weeks. I can hardly wait for the warranty to expire..... Had I known that there aren't any local warranty services set up for serious repairs before I purchased the mower I doubt I would have made the purchase. Too bad, such promise. I was hoping to ditch my gas mower forever, but now it seems that I'll need it as much as ever.