Cleaning your lawn mower on the job
I’ve got a new lawn master mower that I have been using for the last month or so.
It catches wet grass like a breeze but I do have problems with my munching. It packs itself so solid with grass that the mower dies in the middle of the lawn.
I don’t know if you have ever tried to pull start a mower that’s packed solid with grass. It is a complete waste of time. The chances are that you will not even manage to move the pull cord.
It’s time for a complete clean-out.
A job that I hate doing anytime and especially in the middle of a lawn.
I have a cleaning system where fold the handle and lift the mower from the front. I then proceeded to remove all the grass so I could continue working.
When I had workers I always had to explain to them that when you cleaned a mower. You need to point the spark plug skyward. (after disconnecting it of course)
I see a lot of people out and about that have no idea about how to clean under a mower. You can always spot them because they roll the mower on its side.
This will have one of two possible outcomes.
- It will flood the engine with oil and drown you in a cloud of white smoke when you start the mower.
- It will flood the air filter and a wet air filter will prevent the mower from starting.
Neither of these things will kill your mower but I would not recommend either.
My Testarossa hardly ever got clogged up.
I miss that machine more every day.
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