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What to do when your engine starts knocking Thumbnail What to do when your engine starts knocking

Knock Knock, who’s there? Oh no! It’s your small engine. An engine knock is a sign that some form of engine maintenance is needed before a serious problem arises if it hasn’t already. Luckily there are some simple things you can do to troubleshoot your small engine and determine whether or not more serious repairs are going to be needed. …read more.

Preparing for a New Season: Fall Thumbnail Preparing for a New Season: Fall

Preparing correctly for a new season is absolutely necessary when it comes to your lawn care — mowing properly isn’t enough. There are ways to get the healthy lawn you’ve always wanted …read more.

What Should I Do Before I Store My Mower? Thumbnail What Should I Do Before I Store My Mower?

Properly winterizing your lawn mower is important, and will save you time, energy and money in the spring.  …read more.

How To Drain the Fuel Tank and Carburetor of a Honda Mower Engine Thumbnail How To Drain the Fuel Tank and Carburetor of a Honda Mower Engine

When a mower sits for a while (even a few weeks), it might be a good idea to drain the fuel out of the gas tank and add fresh fuel before mowing. …read more.

How To Clean the Air Vanes of Your Mower Engine Thumbnail How To Clean the Air Vanes of Your Mower Engine

Cleaning the air vanes and flywheel fan are one of the most overlooked items when performing service — but we’ll show you how to do it! …read more.

How To Replace A Spark Plug & Air Filter On A Honda Mower Thumbnail How To Replace A Spark Plug & Air Filter On A Honda Mower

To obtain the best life out of your engine, make sure you check the air filter for built-up dirt or debris. A dirty air filter …read more.

How To Install Oil Into A Lawn Mower Engine Thumbnail How To Install Oil Into A Lawn Mower Engine

Proper oil installation is recommended to extend the life of your engine. Over-filling or under-filling your engine’s crankcase with oil can cause permanent damage to important components within the engine. In this video, Pete will instruct you how to properly fill and check your oil level within the engine …read more.

How To Install A Lawn Mower Blade & Clear Your Transmission of Debris Thumbnail How To Install A Lawn Mower Blade & Clear Your Transmission of Debris

If you’re sharpening your blade or just installing a new replacement, make sure that you attach your blade so that it’s facing the right direction otherwise your quality of cut will decrease. Many blades have indicators like “top”, “bottom”, and “deck” (or similar words) to indicate how you should re-mount your blade on the mower. Also, regular transmission maintenance can help keep your transmission in better health. Debris, string or other foreign objects wrapped around a transmission shaft can lead to locked-up bearings, which might cause leakage or other damage …read more.

How To Sharpen & Balance a Lawn Mower Blade Thumbnail How To Sharpen & Balance a Lawn Mower Blade

Sharpening a lawn mower blade is something that we’d recommend doing at least once a year. If you tend to cut your lawn more than once a week, you may have to sharpen your blade two or three times during the course of a cutting season. Also, if you’re one of those people who enjoys flinging rocks and other debris across your yard, you might want to take a look at your blade to make sure that it’s still in good condition. Knicks and dings in the blade can reduce cutting performance and can reduce the effectiveness of your blade …read more.

Cleaning Your Mower Blades Before Sharpening Thumbnail Cleaning Your Mower Blades Before Sharpening

Before sharpening and balancing your blade, you should always make sure that you’ve scraped your lawn mower blade free of grass, dirt and other debris. This will make the sharpening and balancing process much easier. …read more.

Removing Your Mower Blade & Cleaning Your Mower Deck Thumbnail Removing Your Mower Blade & Cleaning Your Mower Deck

Sharpening your lawn mower blade is important — you want to make clean cuts and not leave patches of uncut or unevenly cut grass. We’ll show you how to safely remove blades from your lawn mower using an impact wrench. We’ll also show you the easiest way to clean clumped grass and dirt from the underside of your deck …read more.

Changing & Draining Your Walk Behind Lawn Mower’s Oil Thumbnail Changing & Draining Your Walk Behind Lawn Mower’s Oil

Checking your oil is one of the most important things that you can do to extend the life of your lawn mower engine. In this video, Pete will show you how to properly check the dipstick in a Honda lawn mower, but this process can be used for any rotary-style lawn mower …read more.