We had our tractor around 2 years when we started having problems with smoking. We were changing the filter all the time still didn't make any difference. Well after 4 years the engine has to be replaced, no one ever told us about the construction of the engine and the filter that sucks in dirt.
We know Sears doesn't stand by it (not the same Sears of my childhood) as they have had trouble with this for years and that comes from a lawn mower maintenance company. It would take 1300.00 to buy a new engine.
By the time I'm done everyone will know about Sears and the riding lawn mowers. I think there should be a class action lawsuit, not to make any money but to get this fix or stopping sears from selling anymore defective products.
My days with Sears are coming to an end.