Five Minute Lawn Mower FIxes

Five Minute Mower Fixes Under $5

Posted August 12, 2014 by 6 Comments

Have five bucks lying around? Instead of a $5 footlong or your weekly lottery tickets, check out these cheap lawn mower quick fixes in five minutes or less!

Changing Spark Plug

Time: 1-2 minutes

Replacing an old worn out spark plug will ensure your mower starts quickly and runs efficiently. See How to Replace a Spark Plug.

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Replacing Fuel Filter

Time: 5 minutes

A new clean fuel filter will improve fuel efficiency and help prevent an expensive carburetor rebuild.

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Cleaning/Replacing Air Filter

Time: 2-3 minutes

Many air filters can be cleaned periodically before they wear out. If your mower has a foam prefilter, you can gently soak it in soap and water, then let dry. Pleated air filters can be cleaned out with a quick shot of air from an air compressor. Replace the air filter at the recommended intervals outlined in your owner’s manual. See How to Replace the Air Filter.

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Oil Change

Time: 5 minutes

Changing the oil in your lawn mower at the recommended intervals (refer to owner’s manual) ensures the engine components are properly lubricated and running clean during operation.

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  1. Affzaal .m.khan
    on August 14, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Very informative.
    I am overseas and have been getting all my parts fro Jack’s. Always reliable service and reasonable prices.

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  2. Pattie Terp
    on August 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Thanks for all of the tips – very helpful! I love Jack’s – wouldn’t ‘t get my parts anywhere else; always the right part and fast delivery!

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  3. John Campbell
    on August 14, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    I fix and repair many small engines annually for mostly neighbors. I always tell them of the updates from your info posts. Keep up the great line of info.

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  4. Regular Joe
    on August 15, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Jack’s could have said always replace old air filers with new filters, but instead Jack’s explained how to clean existing filters. Way to go Jack’s! Of course at some point air filters can wear out and need to be replaced. Thanks.

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    • pirun Sen
      on December 1, 2018 at 3:26 am

      You’re right. I have been cleaning air filters for my cars, lawn movers, trimmer, tree cutter, snow blower, but had not seen any tips from any dealer except now from Jack’s Small Engines. That makes feel better that what I have been doing is worth while for saving and the right things. Of course there is a time that can be no longer be saved a long the line.

      Thanks you much, Jacks Small Engine, for your informative tips for all of us who are doing what we can just to save a little.

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  5. Gary Frizzle
    on August 16, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Love your tips. Keep them coming. Too many small engines go to the boneyard before their time.

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