How to Change the Air Filter on a Troy-Bilt Rider

Length of Clip: 1:32

This video will show you how to replace the air filter on this Troy-Bilt riding lawn mower.  Depending on your model, the instructions in this video may vary slightly.  Always be sure to check your operator's manual for detailed instructions.


Step 1

Turn the mower off and make sure the engine is cool. Remove the ignition key. Disconnect the spark plug ignition wire. Engage the parking brake.

Step 2

Remove the wing nuts from the top and bottom of the air filter assembly.

Step 3

Remove the assembly.

Step 4

Separate the foam element from the paper element.

Step 5

Wash the foam element in mild detergent and water and allow it to dry completely.

Warning: Never use gasoline or low flash-point solvents for cleaning the air cleaner element.

Step 6

Apply a few drops of clean engine oil to the foam element and squeeze out all excess oil.

Step 7

Replace the paper and foam elements.

Step 8

Replace air filter assembly and tighten wing nuts.

Step 9

Reconnect the spark plug ignition wire.

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