This video will show you how to prepare the Troy-Bilt walk behind mower for off season storage. Depending on your model, the instructions in this video may vary slightly. Always be sure to check your operator's manual for detailed instructions.
Be sure the mower is on a flat level surface. Turn the engine off and make sure it is cool. Disconnect the spark plug ignition wire.
Replace the spark plug.
Replace worn or damaged spark plug. Check the old spark plug or your operator's manual for the correct part number.
Change the oil.
Remove the dip stick. Then using the siphon pump, place the top tube into the dip stick hole on the engine, and the bottom tube into the oil pan.
Prime the pump by pumping the handle three to four times. Once the oil begins to flow, it will flow without further pumping.
Remove the Arnold Siphon Pump.
Add new oil as instructed in your operator's manual.
Replace the dip stick. Wait several minutes, then use the dip stick to check the oil level.
Release the tabs to remove the air filter cover and remove the old filter.
Replace with a new filter.
Replace the cover and secure it to the mower.
Clean the undercarriage. Inspect and replace the mower blade.
Tilt the mower on its side with the air filter facing up. Clean the undercarriage of dirt, grass clippings and other objects that may have become lodged there.
Wearing gloves for protection, inspect your blade for wear or damage.
Use the blade removal tool to hold the blade in place. Then, using a socket, loosen the bolt securing the cutting blade to the engine drive shaft.
Remove the blade.
Assemble the new blade and blade adaptor on the engine crankshaft and tighten the bolt to the proper torque as indicated in your operator's manual.
If your blade only needs sharpening, use the mower blade sharpener and balancer kit.
Remove the blade removal tool.
Check the mower for any other broken on worn parts including the belt cover, belts, discharge chute, bag, mulch plug, and tires.
Replace any of these worn or broken parts with the correct replacement parts as noted in your operator's manual.
Finally, add a fuel stabilizer to the fuel tank to prevent fuel from spoiling while the mower is not in use.