Lawn Mowers Five Minute Mower Fixes

Published on March 24th, 2015 | by Turner Anderson


Five-Minute Mower Fixes Under $5

Have five bucks lying around? Instead of a $5 footlong or your weekly lottery tickets, check out these cheap lawn mower quick fixes in five minutes or less!


Changing Spark Plug

Time: 1-2 minutes

Replacing an old worn out spark plug will ensure your mower starts quickly and runs efficiently. See How to Replace a Spark Plug.

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Replacing Fuel Filter

Time: 5 minutes

A new clean fuel filter will improve fuel efficiency and help prevent an expensive carburetor rebuild.

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Cleaning/Replacing Air Filter

Time: 2-3 minutes

Many air filters can be cleaned periodically before they wear out. If your mower has a foam prefilter, you can gently soak it in soap and water, then let dry. Pleated air filters can be cleaned out with a quick shot of air from an air compressor. Replace the air filter at the recommended intervals outlined in your owner’s manual. See How to Replace the Air Filter.

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Oil Change

Time: 5 minutes

Changing the oil in your lawn mower at the recommended intervals (refer to owner’s manual) ensures the engine components are properly lubricated and running clean during operation.

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9 Responses to Five-Minute Mower Fixes Under $5

  1. David says:

    Thanks for the helpful tips. I have a problem I hope you can help me overcome.
    My front left tire of my Honda push mower is loose AND the adjustment bracket is not holding the tire in place. I have looked it over to repair, but it looks like I may need special tools to hold the adjustment plate and the lever to keep the tire in place. The tire will push back and lock against the frame to immobilize the mower.

    Please advise.

    Thank you,


  2. michael says:

    how to fix safety switch

  3. JAMES PONDER says:

    my murry riding lawn mower will run,but when put in gear to take off,its cut mower,bought it year year.brand new spark plug,new fifter,change gas cap and good when idieling.

  4. Rich says:

    I have a toro recycler mower it starts up and shut off Rich

  5. Vince M says:

    i had a bad wiring socket that goes onto the starting switch requiring me to separate the individual sapade -ended wires, I have found the right wires to the accessories, the magneto, and the battery, But my problem is there are two white wires on one terminal and one white wire on another terminal, I don’t know which wire goes where, Could you please give me some help?

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