How to Change a Lawn Mower Air Filter

By: Julie Day
Disposable paper lawn mower air filter and reusable foam lawn mower air filter.

Disposable paper lawn mower air filter and reusable foam lawn mower air filter.

Types of Lawn Mower Air Filters

Air filters come in all shapes and sizes, but they fall into two general categories:

  • Disposable Paper Air Filter: These filters use an folded accordion of special paper to catch particles. Sometimes disposable air filters can be cleaned using compressed air, but they’re designed to be thrown away rather than cleaned and reused.
  • Reusable Foam Air Filter: Foam filters can be washed and reused. They are usually lightly oiled before reuse to keep contaminants from passing through the foam.

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  • Gregg Says:
    June 28th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I too have been everywhere looking for this filter. Anyone???



  • Marcello Says:
    May 29th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Can you tell me the part number of that blue filter you pulled out of that yardman mower?
    Thanks…



  • Marcello Says:
    May 29th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    The yardman is the same mower I have. Thats the filter I need where can I get one? Checked Lowes. Home Depot. And canadian tire. Also repair clinic.com doesn’t recognize my model number. Cause its Canadian. Can you help me out? Thanks.



  • Karen Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 2:07 am

    The mower in the picture looks just like mine… I am trying to find a filter for it with no luck. Mine is a 2005 and the filter is about 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 and maybe 1 1/2 tall. I can not find the serial number, I think we changed the top with the pully because the string kept breaking. If this is the same mower what part numner do I need ?

    Thank you,
    Karen



  • mwkelly Says:
    June 20th, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    wow was that easy thank you


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