Published on April 27th, 2015 | by Kimberly Myers0
How to Replace the Air Filter on a Toro TimeCutter Zero Turn
Air filters can get dirty quick! And probably dirtier than you think.
To keep your mower running like new, it is very important to frequently check the condition of your air filter. Just in case you don’t know how to check or replace your air filter, here are a few steps to help you put a brand new air filter in your Toro Zero Turn!
What you will need:
- Toro Time Cutter Zero Turn Mower
- New Air Filter
Before starting, be sure to check your owner’s manual for safety instructions and recommended maintenance information.
Park your mower on a level surface.
Engage the parking brake.
Disengage blade control switch.
Stop engine and remove the key.
Allow engine to cool before performing maintenance.
Wipe and grass or debris off from around the air cleaner area
Open the air cleaner cover.
Remove air filter from base (for this particular mower you need to twist a key to loosen the hose clamp that secures it to the base).
Gently tap to dislodge any dirt or debris.
Inspect the filter for any damage or set-in dirt.
Replace the filter with a new one if there is any dirt deeply embedded in the pleats or there is excessive wear and tear on the filter (find information about what size and kind of air filter you need in the owner’s manual).
Clean the area around the air cleaner base before installing your new air filter.
Connect the filter to the air cleaner hose, tighten the clamp.
Remember: Check the air filter for dirty or damaged parts before each use to keep it in good shape!
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