Lawn Mowers How to Clean the Mower Deck on a Husqvarna Walk Behind Mower

Published on April 24th, 2015 | by Kimberly Myers


How to Clean the Mower Deck on a Husqvarna Walk Behind Mower

Your lawn just isn’t a clean cut as it used to be, is it you? is it the grass? Probably not.

Built up grass in the mower deck could be the culprit!

Here is a quick guide to help you clean out your mower deck and get your mower back on track to cutting grass like it did when it was brand new!

Things you will need:

  • Husqvarna walk behind mower
  • Flat, hard surface
  • Hose

Step 1:

Move your lawnmower to an already cut area of grass or other hard surface.

Step 2:

Remove the grass catcher from your lawn mower if you have one.

Step 3:

Close the mulcher door.

Step 4:

Connect a garden hose to the fitting on the top of your mower housing.

Remember: Do not run your hose under the mower!

Step 5:

Turn on the water and check for leaks around the fitting.

Step 6:

Start lawn mower engine.

Step 7:

Let water run until the mower housing is clean.

Step 8:

Shut off the mower engine.

Step 9:

Turn off water and remove the hose from the fitting.

Step 10:

Start mower engine and run for 1 minute.

See, I told you it wasn’t you! It was all of that grass clumped up under your mowers housing! Now that it is nice and clean be sure to repeat these steps after every use to keep your mower running like new!

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8 Responses to How to Clean the Mower Deck on a Husqvarna Walk Behind Mower

  1. Steve Bourgault says:

    So why is the deck water hose attachment not featured in the Operators Manual, the Quick Reference Guide, or even on the carton it comes in???? I had to look it up online to figure out if that is what it is and how to use it. Sorry, I guess I am complaining because I am a retired documentation manager for a very large corporation and I know I would have gotten all sorts of customer comments on an omission like this. Apologies as I know this is not the Husqvarna website. Just venting.

    Best Regards,


  2. Weston says:

    The exact same thing brought me to this web page as well. I thought the hookup looked like a water hose would fit, but had no idea until I searched and found this page. This lack of information in the manual(s) sounds like a huge mistake.

    Maybe it’s just been too long since I’ve had a gas mower and this is common knowledge. Oh well.

  3. Sandy says:

    Thanks for explaining what this part is for.

  4. George Johns says:

    LC221A Mower. Engine won’t fire after water cleaning. Could the spark plug have gotten wet?

  5. Dean says:

    Can this port be put on any mower. If so what is the part number of the port and hose hookup on the mower shown in the video?

  6. Hapless Henny says:

    I can’t get mine to work – water won’t go through. 🙁

  7. David Clarke says:

    Really disappointed at the amount of munched grass that gets clustered around the front wheel drive mechanism and the trouble it takes to remove the guards to clean this area.

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