Changing Lawn Mower Blades

Changing Lawn Mower Blades

It is important to change the lawnmower blades once they become blunt due to extensive cutting or when they strike an object. The blades can be changed when you notice that the quality of grass cutting is diminishing. The blades of the lawnmower are situated inside the mowing deck that stops any admittance to the spinning blade. You can change the lawnmower blade all by yourself by following the steps given below.

The first thing you need to check is that when you are up to changing the blade the lawnmower should not be running and the equipment should have been allowed to cool down if it has worked for some time ago. A lawnmower motor remains hot for few hours after it has run. Therefore, it is very important to let it cool for some time. You must take out the spark plug of the engine. Once it has cooled down properly, remove all sorts of debris from the deck. With the help of a brush, sweep away all grass clippings, twigs and any other debris from the belts of the drive and from the top of the deck.

Now, look for the blade compartments. You can find them by either taking out the mowing deck. While turning it upside down, make sure that the gas has been drained off and the oil is secured properly with the help of oil cap. Unscrew the bolt and cautiously take out the blade. Gradually, slide the new blade back into the compartment and screw the bolts properly by tightening them well.

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