Published on April 24th, 2015 | by Kimberly Myers0
How to Change the Oil on a Husqvarna Walk Behind Mower
It’s time to pull out your lawn mower, which means you will probably need to do a little bit of maintenance on it before it’s ready to go.
Just in case you forgot how to change the oil, or you are a first time lawn mower owner, here is a step by step guide to help you change oil like a pro!
Things you will need:
- Husqvarna Walk Behind Lawn Mower
- Oil – Consult service manual for proper oil recommendation.
Empty the fuel tank.
Note: This can be done by running the mower until the tank is empty
Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug; make sure you place the wire where it CANNOT come in contact with the spark plug.
Remove the oil fill cap and place it on a clean surface.
Tip the lawn mower on its side and drain the oil into a suitable container.
Rock the lawnmower back and forth to remove any oil that may be trapped in the engine.
Wipe up any spilled oil.
Slowly pour about 16 oz. of oil into the oil fill spout on the engine.
Wait about one minute for the oil to settle.
Use gauge on oil fill cap dipstick to check the oil level.
Put dipstick into the tube and press the oil fill cap onto the tube.
Continue adding small amounts of oil and checking the dipstick until it reaches the “full” mark.
Re-tighten the oil fill cap onto the tube before starting the engine.
Re-connect the spark plug wire to the spark plug.
Things to remember:
- Do not thread the cap onto the tube when checking the oil level, simply press it in as far as it will go without twisting.
- Do not over fill the engine, it will smoke on startup if you do.
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