Walk Behind Mower Maintenance

Lawn Mower Maintenance

It’s critical to perform standard grass lawn mower upkeep to guarantee your machine is running admirably when you require it.

Take these basic steps for looking after your walk  behind mower parts and performing lawn mower upkeep to help broaden the life of your mower.

This quick guide is for walk behind mowers and not really suitable for riding lawn mowers though it may help if you own a stand on mower.

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Contingent upon your model, the directions beneath may change somewhat.

On the off chance that while performing lawn mower upkeep you find there are any security highlights absent or broken, you should take the mower to an Approved Administration Center.

For more nitty gritty instructional recordings on particular repairs, please observe a how-to and video on YouTube.

Additionally, have a cushion and paper helpful so you can take note of any walk behind trimmer parts you have to re-assemble are removing them for cleaning/repair.

You should also take pictures at every step of disassembly so you have a visual record of what goes where.

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Before you begin make sure you have some lawn mower know how!

Stage 1: Set up your mower for safety

To begin, place the mower on a flat, level surface.

Then, disconnect the spark plug wire to avoid unintentional starting.

Stage 2: Inspect the spark plug for wear and tear

spark plugOne of the walk-behind mower parts you may need to replace is your spark plug.

Check it every 100 hours or prior to storing and pay attention to the numbers on the old plug so you can order the right replacement.

Damaged or worn plugs can decrease fuel efficiency, power output and increase carbon build-up.

Plus, using a spark plug with the wrong specifications can damage your engine.

Stage  3: Change your lawn mower’s oil

You should change your lawn mower’s oil every 50 hours and prior to storing the machine in the fall.

lawnmower oil changeIt is important to change your engine oil because heat and friction break down the oils’ ability to lubricate moving parts and removes worn particles from the engine.

If you don’t change your lawn mower’s oil, you could cause the engine to wear prematurely.

To drain the oil, use one of three methods:

The drain plug, if your push mower has this feature.

The Arnold Siphon Pump for mowers without a drain plug.

Tilt the mower and drain the oil through the dipstick tube if the above options aren’t available.

When you change lawn motor oil with this method,. Always tilt the mower so the air filter is facing up.

Stage 4: Refill the oil during your lawn mower maintenance

Refer to your operator’s manual for the type and amount of oil needed to refill.

Remember, overfilling can be as harmful as under-filling.

Stage 5: Clean or replace the air filter

The air filter should be replaced during lawn mower maintenance performed after every 100 hours of use.

Lawn Mower MaintenanceAs dirt accumulates in air filters, it can choke out the engine, robbing it of power and causing abnormal fuel use.

Dispose of the dirty air filter and add a new air filter to the list of walk-behind mower parts you need to order.

You may want to order commonly replaced walk-behind mower parts like this ahead of time so you can have them on hand when you need them.

If your mower is equipped with a pre-filter, clean it with liquid detergent and water.

Thoroughly dry it before reinstalling. Never operate your mower without a proper fitting air filter to avoid dirt or grass in your engine.

Stage 6: Add Fuel stabilizer for maximum performance

Difficulty starting the engine is a common problem often caused by faulty fuel.

With today’s emissions standards, small, air cooled engines cannot tolerate untreated fuel that has been sitting in a gas can for over 30 days or fuel with more than 10% ethanol.

To prevent these problems, add a fuel stabilizer to your gas can every time you refill it. Fuel stabilizers help to keep fuel combustibility levels up to specifications so you can use it for more than 30 days.

 

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Stage 7: Hone worn trimmer sharp edges and change when chipped or bowed

Dull or worn trimmer sharp edges are hurtful to your yard. They tear the pieces of turf, making it defenseless to infection and making it seem dark colored.

On the off chance that the cutter edge is chipped, bowed or harmed – supplant it.

Running a trimmer with a twisted cutting edge can cause overabundance vibration and risky cutting conditions.

Substitution trimmer cutting edges, the edge expulsion device and the balancer/sharpener unit are accessible through our Part Discoverer.

Stage 8: Investigate the drive belt for wear

On the off chance that your cutter is self-impelled, check the self-move drive belt for wear or harm and supplant it if vital.

Lawn Mower MaintenanceIn the event that you have to supplant it, record the part number and request real industrial facility yard trimmer belts from genuine parts.

These stroll behind cutter parts are planned particularly for your machine’s pulley framework and torque needs.

Non-unique belts may not set in the pulley appropriately or they may extend, causing untimely wear and substitution.

It’s additionally a smart thought to tidy any flotsam and jetsam develop from the underside of the deck as you perform grass trimmer support.

Stage 9: Investigate the trail shield at the back of the trimmer

Check the trail shield at the back of the trimmer for wear or harm amid garden cutter upkeep.

On the off chance that this or some other security include isn’t working appropriately, promptly take your cutter to an approved administration focus.

An administration locator can be found on your cutters image’s site.

Stage 10: Search for openings or tears in the grass sack

Check your yard trimmer’s grass catcher for wear or harm.

On the off chance that there are gaps or tears, working the item could be extremely perilous.

Stage 11: Clear the release chute of flotsam and jetsam

Expel grass or trash from the release chute and mulching plug.

Stage 12: Look at the drive wheels

Check your drive wheels for over the top wear or harm.

Stage 13: Examine the links, handle bars and administrator nearness bar

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Examine the links for the drive, administrator nearness bar, speed control and throttle.

Search for fraying at the closures or wrinkles and conceivable breaks where the handle bars crease down for capacity.

Any required administration ought to be performed by an approved administration focus.

Stage 14: Supplant any fundamental stroll behind trimmer parts

When the greater part of the important parts have been supplanted, check to ensure all latches are tight.

Stage 15: Tidy up spilled oil and fuel

Wipe up any fuel or oil spilled amid the repair and reconnect the start plug wire.

Stage 16: Fill the cutter with fuel

Last, fill the fuel tank with Crisp fuel and begin the trimmer.

gas mowerAttempt to buy fuel with the most minimal measure of ethanol conceivable as ethanol draws in water and water adulterates a motors fuel framework.

Bear in mind to include fuel stabilizer!

Know, now and then in the wake of being tilted on its side the motor will smoke on startup.

This should stop after a brief time of run time. Presently, you are ready!

If you own a zero turn mower it is advisable to take it to a qualified maintenance center.

 

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