Mowing the lawn is a tedious task, but it doesn’t have to be. If you want your grass to look great and stay green all year round, you need to take care of your lawn mower. This includes checking air filter every once in a while for dirt or debris that can clog up the machine and reduce performance.
The following blog post will teach you how easy it is to clean your air filter with common items found around the house like dish soap, water, gentle brush, and paper towel. Plus we’ll give some helpful tips on how often you should check this vital component!We hope this helps make summer yard work more enjoyable for everyone!
Lawn mower air filter cleaners
- Open the air filter cover.
- Remove the filter. If you cleaned or changed your air filter recently, you may not need to clean it this time around because sometimes a simple change can be enough to send good flow through your lawn mower. However, if this is a first-time and/or drastic case of neglect, then proceed with the following steps.
- Add the soap, warm water and mix it up real good with your brush. This makes about 4 gallons of soapy water which is enough to last for a few other air filters depending on how much you make. I usually add plenty of soap just in case I get some debris stuck inside the filter later and need to wash it out again.
- Rinse the soapy water off with a hose and then clean out as much remaining debris as you can with your brush under running warm water (this should be done outside or in a large open-aired area with lots of ventilation). If you are concerned about the chemicals in the soap, use something like Dawn to keep the soap out of the surrounding environment, but I have never done this and did not notice any issues.
- Once again, make sure no debris is stuck in the filter (this can cause your mower to act sluggish). If you find something small like dried leaves or sticks that didn’t come off with water, use tweezers to get it out.
- Wring as much moisture out of the filter as you can with a dry paper towel, but don’t use a wet one because that will just make things worse and leave rust stains on your lawn mower’s engine when all is said and done!
- Let the filter sit overnight (or at least for a few hours) to dry before putting it back in the mower. The oil inside the filter will continue to soak up moisture from the air and you don’t want your brand new filter ruined during first use, now do you?
The following is some information that may come in handy during this process:
A clean air filter can increase your mower’s performance by providing better airflow and less resistance, which will allow the engine to perform better overall. The filter is designed to protect components like spark plugs and other parts of the combustion chamber from foreign materials. It also helps keep air flowing smoothly around your lawn mower so that it can spin freely without getting caught on any obstacles in its way (like little rocks on your lawn).
It’s recommended that you clean your air filter every year. It should also be cleaned after any extended period of non-use, to make sure nothing gets the wrong idea and decides to start growing inside its stifling confines. Also, it is much easier to keep a running mower in good shape than it is to fix an engine that has been neglected.
Conclusion : Cleaning your lawn mower air filter is an important part of the maintenance process. A clogged or dirty air filter can lead to a decrease in engine performance and result in unnecessary repairs. To clean, use compressed air to remove dirt from the inside edge, then vacuum it out with a brush attachment on a hose. Remove any debris by hand before blowing into the drain hole again for maximum airflow through the cleaner surface area. Let us know if you have any questions about this procedure!