Do you have a lawnmower that needs carburetor maintenance? If so, you’re not alone.
Maintaining your lawn mower carburetor is important, not only to keep the engine running smoothly
but to prevent any potential damage. Additionally, carburetor parts are inexpensive and you’re already paying for the mower.
This is particularly true when it comes to the carburetor of a lawnmower. The carburetor in your lawnmower is a key component for its operation, and it will influence whether your lawnmower lasts for years or breaks down early.
With that in mind, understanding how to clean the carburetor on your lawn mower is an important aspect of preventative maintenance. Here’s all you need to know about it.
So, what is the proper way to maintain the carburetor?
Identify When You Need To Clean
While specific guidelines vary by household, most experts agree that a lawn mower carburetor should be checked and cleaned at least once a year.
The reason for this is simple: when you mow your lawn, the grass, twigs, and debris kicked up by the blade find their way into the little engine. Some of the material ends up within the carburetor, obstructing fuel and air passageways and lowering the mower’s engine’s performance.
Know The Sign Of Disorder
A sticky residue inside the carburetor might be caused by old or substandard gasoline. This residue can block or impede the flow of gasoline and air into the engine cylinder, preventing the appropriate ratio of fuel and air from entering. When this happens, the carburetor is sometimes referred to dirty.
Here we provide some sign that you need to know before your carburetor turns to dirty and some recommendation in our recent article here: Best Lawn Mower Carburetor In Market
Afterwards, always use new gasoline when filling the tank, coupled with a fuel stabilizer to help preserve the quality of the fuel, to prevent producing a restriction in the carburetor. If the carburetor becomes clogged, it is recommended that you clean it.
Get Rid The Dirty By Clean It
To thoroughly clean the carburetor, it must be removed from the lawn mower engine. Follow this steps to begin your cleaning, remember it’s depends on your lawn mower but here we provide general guide:
- Make sure the mower engine is completely cold before you begin.
- If required, remove the engine cover.
- Remove the air filter cover, the filter, and the housing from the air filter.
- If the fuel valve is available, close it or crimp the fuel line and separate it from the carburetor – expect some fuel to leak.
- Remove the carburetor throttle lever’s choke and throttle connections.
- Remove the carburetor from the mounting bolts by sliding it off.
- If applicable, unthread the screw to remove the carburetor bowl.
- To release the float and needle, remove the float pin.
- Unthread screws to release the priming bulb and base, then remove a metering plate, gaskets, and diaphragms to fully disassemble the carburetor.
- With the carburetor intake and outlet ports exposed, you may clean them out with a carburetor cleaner or WD-40.
- If necessary, clean out the bowl as well.
- If the carburetor is rusted, sandpaper can be used to remove the rust.
- Allow the carburetor to dry before reassembling it, ensuring that the diaphragms, gaskets, metering plate, and primer base, as well as the float needle and float, are correctly positioned.
- If required, replace the bowl after ensuring the bowl gasket is in place.
- Attach the throttle linkages to the throttle lever and reinstall the repaired carburetor on the mounting bolts.
- Connect the gasoline line to the carburetor once more.
- The air filter housing, as well as the air filter and filter cover, should be reinstalled.
- If required, reinstall the engine cover.
Use Repair Kit To Ensure Your Carburetor Is Safe
You might consider obtaining a carburetor repair kit to replace some of the important carburetor components, such as the float and float needle, gaskets, and diaphragms, in addition to cleaning the carburetor. If the carburetor continues to work poorly, it may be necessary to replace it with a new one. Keep in mind that a blocked fuel filter or a filthy air filter might cause a lawn mower motor to stop or run rough. You should always replace the air filter and fuel filter as part of your regular lawn mower maintenance.
Last But Not Least,
Made Maintenance As Your Routine
Developing an annual mower maintenance routine guarantees that your equipment remains in good working order. During the growth season, you’ll also need to undertake some routine maintenance. You’ll need to change the oil, empty the fuel, replace the spark plug and air filter, sharpen and balance the lawn mower blades, and potentially fog the engine before storing it for the winter.
Before you start using your lawn mower, make sure the tires are in good condition and that the mower deck is clean.
To ensure that you don’t forget about these maintenance duties, include them in your normal seasonal garden maintenance regimen.