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Changing your mower's air filter just once per season can increase power output, fuel efficiency, and engine life. It's an easy way to get more out of your riding lawn mower. Refer to your operator's manual to ensure you purchase the right replacement air filter for your machine.
Under no circumstances should you start or run your riding lawn mower with the air-cleaner assembly or air filter removed. Doing so can pull debris into the engine and damage it.
Before you begin, make sure you have a cloth handy. Then, follow the 10 steps below - demonstrated in the video - to change your mower's air filter.
Begin by placing the riding lawn mower on a flat, level surface..
Make sure the engine is cool, and open the hood..
Disconnect the spark plug sire(s) to prevent your machine from starting while you're changing the mower air filter.
Clean the area around the mower air filter. This will reduce the change that dirt and other debris will get into the engine w hile you're changing the mower air filter.
Take off the mower air filter cover.
Remove the mower air filter. The mower air filter is most commonly made of pleated paper.
If your engine's air cleaner is equipped with a pre-filter, remove it for cleaning. The pre-filter is usually made of foam. You can wash it with liquid detergent and water. If it's excessively dirty, replace it. Otherwise, clean the pre-filter, and allow it to dry before reinstalling it..
Install the cleaned or new pre-filter. Then, put in the new mower air filter..
After you change the mower air filter, reconnect the spark plug wire(s) and close the hood. If you find that you need to replace other
After you change the mower air filter. Reconnect the spark plug wire(s) and close the hood. If you find you need to replace other riding lawn mower parts, MTD has you covered.