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Pete's Small Engine Repair

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4553 11th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
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(206) 763-9116
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I take all of my lawn mowers, tillers, etc. to Pete's. He has the best prices and knows his stuff.He ordered a factory carb. and it was bad. He got a new one and replaced it for f...

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I had a very bad experience with Pete. I needed professional help with a lawmower that stalled repeatedly. I called Aurora and another place, and they both had 2 week turnaround...

I take all of my lawn mowers, tillers, 5/9/2012

I take all of my lawn mowers, tillers, etc. to Pete's. He has the best prices and knows his stuff.He ordered a factory carb. and it was bad. He got a new one and replaced it for free! He has my business! more

Don't do it! 7/24/2009

I had a very bad experience with Pete. I needed professional help with a lawmower that stalled repeatedly. I called Aurora and another place, and they both had 2 week turnarounds. Pete could see me tomorrow. I gave him my mower, and he called me back a couple of days later, and here's where things went wrong. He told me to come pick it up, but he wouldn't tell me the problem on the phone. He was more than gruff, almost rude, and told me I was asking too many questions. At one point he said, ""If I told you how I fixed it, I'd be out of a job"" or some nonsense like that. I went to get it, and when I asked him again about the problem, he said it was just bad gas. I told him I'd completely cleaned the tank and the bowl, and he said I must not have done a good job. The cost was $65: $25 to fix the pull cord, $10 for a few parts (air filter, spark plug), and then $20 to ""clean the fuel system"" (and then tax). This was annoying, since he'd done nothing more than shoot compressed air into the lines. Honestly, though, it didn't annoy me so much until the mower stalled 5 minutes after starting to cut my grass. Now I was mad. Pete had ignored everything I'd said, _and_ he hadn't fixed it, _and_ I was already out $65. I called him up and told him the fix hadn't worked. He told me I must need a new carburetor, but he couldn't even tell me the price without seeing my mower again. So I brought it back and we agreed he'd call me with an estimate before starting work. A day later, he called to tell me he was done. ""Pete, you were supposed to call me first with an estimate."" ""Oh, right, I was supposed to call you. Well, I didn't even charge you any labor."" ""How much did it cost?"" ""$63."" I guess I expected he would give me a break since he'd screwed up the first fix and already charged me $20 toward the carburetor problem. No luck. I said no thanks, and he said he'd put the old carburetor back on. When I went to get the mower, he just ignored me. He had his back to me working on another piece of equipment. I looked over my mower, and I noticed he hadn't bothered to put all the old pieces back on. The intake needle was missing, as was one of the side latches for the folding handle. He just didn't like me, and he wasn't going to bother being remotely professional about it. I loaded up the mower, and then I decided to ask him for the $20 fuel cleaning charge back. I didn't expect him to agree, and he didn't. On the other hand, I thought there was a 50-50 chance he would go crazy and throw a socket wrench at me, and he didn't do that, either. I took my mower to Aurora despite the 3 week wait. For some reason, they called me back 2 days later saying it was fixed. $65 for a carburetor rebuild, fixing my sticky brake handle, and redoing the pull cord. They cleaned it, too. And they were _nice_. Anyway, my experience was nothing near the positive reviews listed here. Buyer beware and, if nothing else, find out what he's going to charge you upfront. more

Great work and service 7/7/2008

Pete was able to turn around my repair in one day on a Sunday when time was critical. Not only did he fix my problem, but he patiently answered many questions about what caused the issues, how to avoid them in the future, etc. It looks the posts here for lawn mower repairs, but I brought in a pressure washer and Pete had no problem with it, either. more

Fantastic repair done quickly. 5/31/2008

I agree with the previous reviewers that said Pete is a bit gruff. However, he fixed my mower within three hours and it is now running as well as it was when I first brought it home from the store. I think the pricing was very reasonable as well. I will use him again any time I have lawn mower maintenance needs. more

Best Lawn Mow Repair Guy 3/17/2008

Had three lawn mowers to be repaired. Pete fixed them all in one afternoon. All three run great. If your lawn mower needs repair, go to Pete. He is knows his stufff. Showed me and explained all the details of the repairs he made to the lawn mowers. He fixes all sort of small engine reapairs. Great Customer Service. more

Pete's Small Engine Repair 8/2/2007

I took my 15-y/o MTD (Costco) mower in on a Friday afternoon. Pete warned me that he had several other mowers ahead of mine. He asked for the symptoms (wouldn't start; backfired) and that's all he needed. I told him I could change the oil and take care of the blade myself, and he respected my request to leave those items to me. Next time I'll let him do it all. more

User review by djejr 4/10/2006

Need your lawnmower fixed? Call Pete. Had mine done in a few hours on a Sunday! more
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