Well, today ended up being a completely crazy and unexpected day! I was supposed to do a leaf cleanup for the one job, but she told me to use her mower and run the gas tank dry first. I look and theres not much left, so I say okay. I ended up doing the entire yard.
So pretty much, I mowed a full lawn in December. I started to work on the Power Shovel a little, and decided to call up the dealer and ask him what he thought the issue was, and he tells me the carb needs to be cleaned. I picked up a rebuild kit, now I need to figure out how to get this thing apart.