You should pay attention on cleaning lawn mower regularly. This increases the life of the mower, and your lawn will also thank you for it. In this article, you will learn how to safely remove grass debris and other dirt.
Cleaning lawn mower in 5 steps
- Take a few minutes to clean after each lawn cut. In any case, pull out the power plug beforehand or pull the plug out of the spark plug.
- To get to all critical areas, turn your lawnmower to the side.
- Carefully remove coarse grass residues by hand and then sweep the fields with a hand brush.
- Now take a damp cloth and clean any noticeable dirt.
- You can remove stubborn dirt with a knife.
- If your lawnmower has a grass catcher, especially clean the transition from mower to basket here. You can also rinse the basket with water. Before you put it back on, let the basket dry thoroughly.
How to Clean a Lawn Mower in Right Way
Service the petrol lawnmower at regular intervals
A petrol lawnmower needs a little more care than an electric mower, as dirt builds up in the air filter and on the spark plug over time. You should, therefore, clean these two parts several times a year.
- Take out the air filter and blow it through with compressed air. How to remove dust and other dirt particles.
- If you don't have a compressor at home, you can also use a compressed air spray here.
- Remove the spark plug and clean the contacts of the socket thoroughly with a lint-free cloth.
- Then brush the contacts with a brass brush.
- If the connections can no longer be adequately cleaned, it is best to replace the spark plug.
- If you don't know where the air filter and spark plug are on your mower, see the manufacturer's owner's manual.
- You can also extend the life of your lawnmower by cleaning the carburetor.
You should sharpen the lawnmower knife every now and then for a good lawn cut. You can read how to do this in the next article.