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.
5 lawn mower parts and supplies to keep on hand
Blade. The cutting blade wears out fast when you mow the grass often. Hitting a rock or other foreign object can damage the blade when mowing.
Air filter. A clean air filter prevents engine wear and helps the engine start easily.
Spark plug. A fresh spark plug helps keep the mower engine running smoothly all season long.
Mower-deck spray. Use this nonstick treatment that bonds to metal and plastic surfaces to keep grass clippings from sticking under the mower deck.
Fuel stabilizer. Keep your lawn mower’s gasoline fresh to avoid engine-starting problems.
Other nice-to-have parts—especially if you mow often—include engine oil, carburetor cleaner, blade removal tool, flywheel key and an extra drive belt (for self-propelled mowers).
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These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your walk-behind lawn mower.
Replace the ignition coil if it isn't sending electric current to the spark plug when you pull the recoil starter rope.
The flywheel key couples the flywheel to the engine crankshaft. Replace the flywheel key if it's broken.
The drive cable engages the transmission to spin the drive wheels and move the mower across the grass. Replace the drive cable if it's broken or frozen up inside the sheath.
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