How to Change the Air Filter on a Troy-Bilt Rider
- Step 1
Turn the mower off and make sure the engine is cool. Remove the ignition key. Disconnect the spark plug ignition wire. Engage the parking brake.
- Step 2
Remove the wing nuts from the top and bottom of the air filter assembly.
- Step 3
Remove the assembly.
- Step 4
Separate the foam element from the paper element.
- Step 5
Wash the foam element in mild detergent and water and allow it to dry completely.
Warning: Never use gasoline or low flash-point solvents for cleaning the air cleaner element.
- Step 6
Apply a few drops of clean engine oil to the foam element and squeeze out all excess oil.
- Step 7
Replace the paper and foam elements.
- Step 8
Replace air filter assembly and tighten wing nuts.
- Step 9
Reconnect the spark plug ignition wire.