Review By : Anonymous on Aug 5 2007 12:00AM
Price Paid : $150.00
Years of Use : New Owner (0-1 Year)
Purchased From : Lowe's
Strengths Easy to start and, when working well, had power
Weaknesses Not durable, warranty is a joke
Overall I bought the TB90BC in January 2007. At first, it ran fine. I had a few problems with it stalling when I turned the trimmer at odd angles, but I thought it had to do with the fuel supply. However, a few months later, it started to sputter and was hard to start and I had to feather the throttle to keep it running. Then it quit running in May. I followed the manual instructions on how to check the air filter and spark arrestor. No problem there. I took it to a factory service center. The tech took me that it was not worth the effort to fix because every internal part was destroyed. He also took me that he has seen this happen on several other Troy-Bilts. He told me to take it back to Lowe's for replacement.
I didn't have any trouble getting an exchange at Lowe's even after 6 months though one lady was more than a bit rude. The "Zone Manager" gave the okay without any problem.
The replacement has a different engine configuration. However, on start-up it has a clanking noise. I'm crossing my fingers, hoping that it lasts more than a few months.
Parts : 1 Performance : 2
Ease of Use : 2 Financing :
Reliability : 1 Overall : 1