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How to Maintain Your Lawn Mower and Change the Sparkplug

Mowing your lawn is crucial for the lawns health, however to have a healthy lawn you also need to maintain your mower so it lasts for years to come and season to season. For this project you will need a cleaning brush, a putty knife, socket wrench, a new blade, oil container, fresh oil, lawnmower belt, fuel stabilizer, spray lubricant and a spark plug. To begin, remove the grass catcher and brush off any grass clippings. Before changing the oil, warm up the oil by running the mower for about a minute. Disconnect the spark plug and remove the oil cap and dipstick. Gently tilt the mower to the side to carefully discard the oil from the mower. If this is not an option, use an oil vacuum to easily remove the oil. Survey your lawn. If the blades look brown at the top, it could be due to a dull blade. Remove the blade with a socket wrench. While the blade is off, scrape off any dirt that is on the bottom of the mower. Reattach the new blade with a socket wrench. Next refill the oil. Be sure to not overfill because it can cause damage to the mower. For the winter, you may want to add a fuel stabilizer to keep the fuel healthy. Follow the manufacturers instructions and mix the stabilizer with the gas and fill the mower. Spray any movable joints with spray lubricant. Also, replace the air filter. Finally, replace the spark plug with a socket wrench and reconnect to the mower. Once these simple tasks have been done, cover your mower until next season. For more lawn mower tips, visit Subscribe to Lowe's YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: Or head to our channel:
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