Do you know how to remove lawn mower spark plug? What is a lawn mower? A lawn mower is a machine that uses one or more spinning blades to trim grass to a uniform height. It may be considered as a type of garden tractor, which cuts the grass instead of lifting it into the air for collection and transport; however, unlike a tractor there are no wheels on a lawn mower.
The most common types of lawn mowers today are electric corded self-propelled models and small gasoline powered push model, but there are also cordless models driven by rechargeable batteries. In some cases, these power tools can be used both as lawn mowers and edgers. In this blog, we also have an article about choosing best lawn mower for your garden that you might want to read about it.
A lawn mower is a machine utilizing one or more revolving blades to cut a grass surface to an even height.”Wikipedia.org
What Is Lawn Mower Usage?
Lawn mowers utilize either a single blade or multiple blades in order to provide a better cutting action than would otherwise be possible with a rotary arm saw. One advantage of having two blades is that they reduce the amount of vibration felt when using the mower.
Since a larger diameter blade means less resistance to motion, a longer cutting width can be achieved at lower speeds. A disadvantage of such a design is that two blades means twice the wear rate of a single blade model. Lawn mower manufacturers have developed several ways to prolong the life of their products, including the use of lubrication systems and maintenance programs.
Lawn mowers are widely used around the world for chopping, trimming or mowing grass patches, fields, lawns and gardens to ensure that the grass is well-groomed and grows at an even, appropriate height.”Seniority.in
How To Remove Lawn Mower Spark Plug Without A Sparkplug Socket
On the exterior of the combustion chamber, there are spark plugs. Because of the intricacy of size, design, and power, the position may differ from model to model. However, the function of the plug remains the same. Here’s a step-by-step method to removing a spark plug without a socket.
Place the lawnmower on a flat area.
Place the mower on a flat, smooth surface to make access to the bottom easier. Allow the engine to cool if it has been running. Please do not flip the lawnmower on its side, as oil may leak from the reservoir and damage other sections of the mower engine. To prevent it from moving, use the parking brakes.
Collect some basic tools
All occupations have specifically created equipment that make the process easier and faster. The same is true for removing a spark plug. A particular socket wrench is created to aid in the removal of a spark plug. The spark plug is stuck to a rubber portion in the wrench slot and may be readily removed. If you don’t have a socket wrench, assemble the following equipment for a backup plan:
- An adjustable wrench
- A plier
- Strong magnet
- A suitable size nut wrench
Disconnect the spark plug wires from the lawnmower. Wipe away any dirt or debris that may have accumulated on the spark plug threads.
Using a wrench, remove the spark plug.
Lawnmower spark plugs are not the same size as those used in automobiles. Their thread sizes typically vary from 10 to 12 mm. The socket sizes needed to remove them are similarly in the 13/16 or 3/4 inch range. As a result, you’ll need a wrench with the same size range. If there are no obstacles, a box-end wrench will suffice. An open-end or adjustable wrench may also be used, however this is less preferable. Wrenches perform the same purpose as ratchets and sockets in that they tighten and loosen. A wrench with an open end goes around a fastener rather than over it, allowing it to be used in places where a socket would be too large.
You must twist the spark plug anticlockwise with an adjustable or box-end wrench (nut wrench). There are two things to keep in mind here. The first rule is that your wrench size should be a close match to the threads in order for the connection to be tight. The second thing to make is that the wrench is handled with caution. It would be preferable if you did not corrode any of the spark plug threads.
Using a nose plier or equivalent tool, remove the spark plug.
Another option is to use a plier with a ‘nose’. It looks like a regular plier but contains long metal grasping strands instead of the usual bulky ones. Use it to grasp the spark plug’s nut. You’ll need more force, but it’ll get the job done.
Using a magnet and a wrench, pry them out
When there are deep spark plugs in the mower engine, the adjustable wrench will not function to remove the spark plug. There is an easy method for removing it. Strong magnets on the end of a wrench or a screwdriver may be used. Bring the magnets up to the top terminal of the spark plug. Because it is magnetic, it adheres to the magnet and is drawn out.
Using a rubber hose or pipe, pull it out.
You may also insert a piece of rubber hose into the plug end. To grip the top terminal of the spark plug, try twisting it clockwise. It will finally grab a hold of it and pull it out.
Apply lubricants if the spark plug will not spin
Because of the lengthy and constant usage, the spark plugs get blackened, and the spacing between their terminals narrows with time. If the plug’s clearance is inadequate and it contains black deposits, it may have rusted and become stuck in place. Spray it with a penetrating lubricant, such as WD-40, in this case. Allow 2 to 3 minutes for the lubricant to be exposed to it. Then, attempt to open the plug again.