How to Change a Lawn Mower Air Filter

Paper air filter for lawn mower

If your mower runs rough or is hard to start, you may have a clogged or dirty air filter. Changing or cleaning the air filter is an important part of annual lawn mower maintenance, and it’s so easy you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner!

Read on to find out how to change the air filter on your lawn mower.


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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?

  • 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 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,

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

    wow was that easy thank you

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How to Change a Lawn Mower Air Filter