April 9, 2019

Lawn mower parts and supplies to stock up on video

By Sears PartsDirect staff
Lawn mower parts and supplies to stock up on video.
Lawn mower parts and supplies to stock up on video.

Keep your lawn mower running smoothly spring, summer and fall by stocking up on key parts and supplies. This video shows the 5 things you should have on hand before the grass starts growing.

If you need more help to get your lawn mower running, check out our DIY page for repair guides, symptom troubleshooting, videos and articles.

Symptoms for gas walk-behind mowers

Choose a symptom to see related walk-behind mower repairs.

Main causes: uneven wheel height settings, damaged wheel, dull or damaged cutting blade
Main causes: damaged cutting blade, loose cutting blade, damaged flywheel key, engine needs tune up
Main causes: dirty carburetor, bad spark plug, clogged air filter, engine choke problems, clogged gas cap vent
Main causes: engine needs tune up, dirty or clogged carburetor, damaged flywheel key
Main causes: drive control cable failure, worn or broken drive belt, bad transmission, broken drive wheel
Main causes: stale gas, engine needs tune up, bad spark plug, dead battery, bad recoil starter, faulty safety switch, bad ignition coil

Repair guides for gas walk-behind mowers

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your walk-behind lawn mower.

March 1, 2016
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a lawn mower blade

Check your lawn mower blade regularly and replaced it if it's bent or damaged.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
How to replace a lawn mower ignition coil on an OHV engine

Replace the ignition coil if it isn't sending electric current to the spark plug when you pull the recoil starter rope.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace a lawn mower flywheel key on a flathead engine

When you hit a hard object with your mower, the flywheel can shear to protect more expensive components. Learn how to replace this tiny but essential part.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 45 minutes or less

Articles and videos for gas walk-behind mowers

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your walk-behind lawn mower.

January 3, 2022

What causes lawn mower engine surging?

By Lyle Weischwill

Learn how to fix your lawn mower when its engine surges

December 29, 2021

Can you use starting fluid on a mower?

By Lyle Weischwill

Learn how to safely use starter fluid on a lawn mower

August 6, 2020

How to remove a lawn mower blade using a removal tool

By Sears PartsDirect staff

Learn how a blade removal tool makes replacing the blade easier and safer