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Old 06-19-2012, 09:02 PM
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ever tilt your lawn mower on the wrong side?

So it was time for my monthly blade sharpening on my two walk behinds. Normally I'll push the handle down to the ground throw an old car batter on the handle to hold it down and take the blade off. Well I decided to put the lawn mower completely on its side and leave it like that. A day later i put the blades back on and there was a puddle of oil on the floor and the air filter was just soaked with oil bone head move on my part. The lawnmowers didn't have a chance of starting, thank god the spark plugs are okay, ended up changing the air filters and wiping off the oil in the housing and they run and cut like new again. Scared me for a little lol. That will be the last time i tilt my lawn mower air filter down
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:32 PM
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I never tilt my mower to the side I just tilt it up and throw a jack stand underneath it scrape the deck and sharpen up my blades, glad to hear everything is all good for ya though
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:35 PM
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I took a white correction pen and painted arrows on the proper side of my mowers along with the world "tilt". Most of our small mowers tilt up on the oil fill side, but we do have some John Deeres that tilt on the opposite side.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:38 PM
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I have two push mowers that to change the oil you have put it on its side (carb up ) or the oil will run back thru !!!
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i'll def double check next time, i learned a lesson this week.
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