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Lawnmower Maintenance

Question:

What's the best way of looking after my lawnmower at the end of the summer?

A 102 petrol mower

Every spring when I try to start my lawnmower after a long winter is very frustrating.

Answer:

Performing a few routine maintenance tasks before you store your lawn mower for the winter can save you time in the spring, prolong the life of your lawn mower, and save you money in the long run.
Before Storing


Simply wipe off all grass, dirt and wash and dry your lawnmower. Check the blades and oil all moving parts where possible. Remember to remove all the grass and debris from the underside of your lawnmower and other out of reach areas. Check and replace any damaged electrical cables. If your lawnmower is petrol always drain of the fuel before storing for the winter. These few simple maintenance tasks performed by you when storing will reap dividends when trying to start your lawn mower next spring.
Pre-maintenance


Remember to check the spark plug(s) for corrosion and wear. Don't attempt to clean the spark plug if it is showing some wear. It is cheap and easy to replace the spark plug. Clean and lubricate the throttle linkages and the choke, and apply grease to the lawnmowers fittings.
Summer-time


During the long summer mowing season, remember to wash your lawn mower and remove any debris after the mower has cooled. Keeping your lawn mower clean will add years to its life and make Lawn mowing is a job most of us face each and every year. A lawn mower that runs great and is well maintained will make this job more enjoyable and easier all summer long.
Check Up


A 102 wet grass



A yearly check up for your lawn mower is the perfect way to prolong its life and keep it running like new, and your lawn will look great when you cut with a machine that is in top working condition. Your lawnmower will perform at the highest level possible if you remember to perform these simple maintenance tasks each and every year. During the summer months periodically check the oil and the condition of the air and fuel filters. You will save money and your lawn mower will work great for years to come
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