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How to Maintain a Lawn Mower

By: Danny Lipford

To keep your lawn mower running smoothly, it’s important to maintain it properly. In the spring, perform the following maintenance on your mower:

  • Replace the spark plug
  • Change the oil
  • Sharpen or replace the blade
  • Clean or replace the air filter after every few hours of use

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Give your mower a tune-up before the season starts by changing the spark plug and the motor oil. While you have the spark plug unhooked, tilt the mower up and check the blade for sharpness. If it’s dull or nicked, sharpen it or replace it with a new one. Finally, because mowers stir up so much dirt, it’s a good idea during the season to change the air filter after every few hours of mowing.


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  • Barbara Says:
    October 5th, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    How do I empty the oil?



  • Anne Says:
    October 3rd, 2017 at 4:43 am

    Do I need to unplug the spark plug or anything to disable the lawnmower from starting – when I scrape under the deck?



  • Thomas Jansen Says:
    October 1st, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Before you put your lawnmower away for the season, either drain the gas tank and run the engine till the carburetor is drained of gas or pour a good gas stabilizer in the gas tank and run the unit for at least 3 minutes for the stabilizer to work it’s way into the carburetor for best protection.



  • Duane Platner Says:
    October 1st, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Lubricate all moving parts–Choke, Throttle, Handle Pivot Points & Wheels


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How to Maintain a Lawn Mower