I have a three year old Craftsman push mower, which I believe has a 675 series Briggs and Stratton engine. It runs fine when we cut our grass and the highest setting, but my wife insists that the yard be cut shorter. When we try to cut the lawn shorter, the mower has a tendency to bog down, and we constantly have to lift it. I even tried cutting at the highest setting and immediately cutting at a middle setting. This didnt seem like much of a difference to my eye, but I still had problems with clogging/bogging. I have a couple of questions in regards to this.
First, should the mower clog on the lower settings regardless of the height of the grass? Second, do we need to bag or shoot out the grass if we want to mow at a lower setting? Third, when the mower bogs down and stops, it will not start up again until the following day. Is that typical behavior? I don't remember having such problems cutting the lawn short prior to this season.