Menard's did the same thing to me, after only one use and less than 10 days of purchase, the mower seized up and would not run. I cleaned it up put it back in the box and tried to return it, but they said it had gas in it.
The Lawn Devil is junk, the self propel was horrible from the start and is useless now. Front wheel axle broke, had to be welded, replaced front wheels, wheel covers fall off, mower is junk, Menards is terrible. I own multiple rental property and other businesses as well, Home Depot is the beneficiary of Menards stupidity.
They probably lost $10k to $50k annually in business, not to mention referrals and other contractors. It's about principles.
Reason of review: Damaged or defective.