Prevent Your Lawn Mower from Overheating

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Q: Why is my Lawn Mower Overheating?

Your lawn mower goes through a lot of work in the long, hot summer months. Overheating can be caused by a number of factors, leading components to expand, seize up, and combust. Not sure why your mower is overheating? There are a few things to check on:

Dirt and Debris in your Engine can get into the vents, blocking the cool air from getting into the engine. An easy solution is to remove the mower casing and clean it of dirt and debris.

Low Oil Levels can also cause overheating. With not enough oil circulating, internal friction occurs preventing heat from not being reduced. Be sure to check your oil level each time before you start your machine, and add oil if needed.

Damaged Cooling Fins or Shroud prevents heat from properly pushing heat away. If this is the cause, you must get these parts replaced.

If your Fuel-Air Mixture is off, your engine temperature can increase and overheat. A quick fix is making sure your air filter is clean. It’s also a good idea to consult your owner’s manual to determine if an adjustment to your carburetor is needed.

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