Cleaning your air filter is an important step to ensure your lawn mower engine works as it should. Without proper cleaning and regular oil changes, your engine will clog up and overheat, potentially cause it to stop working. If you don’t know how to clean lawn mower air filter, take a look at these steps below. They are far easier than what you think!
Before getting started, it is very important that you remember to wear gloves at all times during this process. A lawn mower’s air filter prevents dirt and grass clippings from entering the engine. Because of its purpose, it is a dirty job and you will be working around oil and gasoline. With gloves on, your hands are free from dirt and greasiness.
First, you have to figure out what type of air filter your lawn mower uses. Let’s take a look at the two general types.
These don’t require any cleaning. Instead, you just throw them away after each usage. It might be the easier choice and yet a more expensive route! Paper filters should be replaced once per season or after 300 operating hours.
Cleaning is an indispensable part when using these filters. The company usually oils it lightly to prevent dirt from entering the actual filter. You should clean the foam filters when you’ve used your lawn mower for 25 operating hours. However, if you live in a dusty area, they should be cleaned even before that time.
Chances are your owner’s manual has specific instructions about cleaning and maintaining your air filter. Before following these listed below steps, you need to compare them to which in your owner’s manual. It should also include a recommended cleaning schedule for your specific model.
One thing to remember is that if the washing doesn’t get the air filter clean, you may need to purchase a new one. You can find air filters at your local home improvement store. Even reusable air filters will need occasionally replaced to ensure correct performance.
Learning how to clean lawn mower air filter is an important piece of knowledge. An air filter is your engine’s protection against all of the dirt, grime and grass clippings that could clog your engine and destroy your lawn mower. Without a well-maintained air filter, your lawn mower will not run the same. It is a wise idea that you keep track of the maintenance you perform on your lawn mower. You will always know when an oil or air filter change is nearing. With these tips, your lawn mower should run like new for years to come.
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