Lawn Mowers How to Change the Oil on a Husqvarna Walk Behind Mower

Published on April 24th, 2015 | by Kimberly Myers


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.

Step 1:

Empty the fuel tank.

Note: This can be done by running the mower until the tank is empty

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

Remove the oil fill cap and place it on a clean surface.

Step 4:

Tip the lawn mower on its side and drain the oil into a suitable container.

Step 5:

Rock the lawnmower back and forth to remove any oil that may be trapped in the engine.

Step 6:

Wipe up any spilled oil.

Step 7:

Slowly pour about 16 oz. of oil into the oil fill spout on the engine.

Step 8:

Wait about one minute for the oil to settle.

Step 9:

Use gauge on oil fill cap dipstick to check the oil level.

Step 10:

Put dipstick into the tube and press the oil fill cap onto the tube.

Step 11:

Continue adding small amounts of oil and checking the dipstick until it reaches the “full” mark.

Step 12:

Re-tighten the oil fill cap onto the tube before starting the engine.

Step 13:

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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