How do I tune up my lawn mower for the season?

You’ll need a spark plug, an air filter and oil (typically 10W-30). These are available as individual products, but they’re also available as a kit at your local Westlake. Once you have these, you’re ready to begin:

  • Shut off fuel to the carburetor by closing the inline fuel shut-off valve.
  • Drain your mower’s oil into an approved oil drain pan. (Dispose of all oil at your local oil recycling facility.)
  • Replace oil with new oil.
  • Replace spark plug with new spark plug using a spark plug socket and a ratchet.
  • Replace existing air filter with new filter.
  • Sharpen blade.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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