Good afternoon all As the subject reads when should I buy a new mower? Here is the scoop I'm running a 99 John Deere GS45. This is the first mower its running ok at the moment. I just had it tuned up early this season new plug, oil change, air filter, belts, pulleys, recoil, and tires. I was out mowing yesterday and it was acting funny. Luckily I took it to the dealer and had the carb cleaned right there and then. This is the second time this year that the mower has been in the shop. Now the mower fires up 1st pull all of the time, but everything else seems to start wearing. Last season I kept breaking deck raising pins don't know why but I haven't broken 1 yet this year. I have rewired the mower last month due to it melting the whole wire plug. The steering is starting to get a little sloppy. The mower has no hour meter but I know the previous owner and he didn't use it for many properties. The dealer stated that she would give me 1K for it. This dealer is in my target area and they sell Ferris. They can't get anymore walk behinds because they are sold out at Ferris. The Wright dealer is in a total opposite direction. They are a big dealer but it takes a week for them to get anything back to you. My question is when should I cut ties with this mower.