Before your lawn needs to be cut this spring, it is a good idea to do some maintenance on your mower. Disconnect the ignition wire from the spark plug before starting any maintenance, to avoid injury.
SHARPEN THE BLADE
• Dull blades rip and tear the tips of grass plants, rather than producing a clean cut.
• Dull blades should be sharpened professionally, and damaged blades should be replaced.
• We recommend sharpening mower blades at least once a year.
CLEAN THE AIR FILTER
• The air filter should be cleaned and/or changed regularly to protect the engine from dirt, dust, and debris.
• A clogged or dirty air filter puts added stress on the mower and burns gas less efficiently.
CHANGE THE OIL
• For optimal performance replace the oil every mowing season.
• Continually monitor your oil levels and colour throughout the season.
CHANGE THE SPARK PLUG
• Change the spark plug every mowing season.
• A new spark plug will ensure the mower easily starts, decreasing emissions and burning gas more efficiently.
CLEAN THE UNDERCARRIAGE
• Remove all the dead grass and debris build up from the undercarriage, on a regular basis.