Cutting your lawn regularly so only 1/3 of the grass blade is removed at a time is an essential lawn maintenance practice. You need a lawnmower that runs properly to perform this important task. After a season of mowing, you may find that the mower is not performing as it once did, stalling out in the middle of the job, or right after the engine starts. Engine stalling is usually solved by performing regular maintenance.
Things You'll Need
- Oil pan
- Clean rag
Open the cover of the gas tank and check the fuel for signs of fouling, such as dirt or water in the fuel. Insert a siphon into the gas tank and press the bulb until the fuels begins to pour out into your container.
Set a tarp under the mower. Lift the mower up and set a pan underneath. Remove the oil reservoir plug and let the oil drain out into the pan. Fill the oil crankcase with the oil recommended for your machine.
Remove the screw from the air filter cover and take out the old air filter. Replace it with a new, clean filter.
Pinch the clips holding the fuel line onto the carburetor using a pair of pliers and pull the supply line off. Flush the line with water to remove any debris and allow it to dry. Replace and test the machine.
Unscrew the nut or screw holding down the carburetor and inspect the inside for gunk. Wipe the inside of the carburetor out with a clean rag and replace.
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