29 August 2012

How To Replace Your Lawnmowers Wheels

The wheels of most lawnmowers are made out of a hard plastic and, whilst they are highly durable, they can become damaged over time due to contact with hard surfaces. Once the wheels become damaged, you will find it increasingly difficult to push your lawnmower along but, fortunately, you can fix this problem by simply replacing the wheel with a new one.

Step 1: If you have been using your lawnmower, leave it to cool for at least an hour, otherwise your hands and fingers could sustain serious burns. If you haven’t used your mower in the last day, then it is ready to be worked on.

Step 2: Adjust the wheels so that they are sitting at the lowest cutting level; you can do this by pulling the pin (located on the inside of the wheel) to the farthest forward position.

Step 3: Using a wrench, remove the bolt holding the broken wheel into place on the lawnmower. Lay the bolt aside (don’t lose it) and slide the wheel of its axle, discarding of it properly.

Step 4: Take the replacement wheel and locate the side that has been printed with “this side out”. Slide the new wheel onto the lawnmower’s axle, making sure that you can see this writing.

Step 5: Replace the bolt and use the wrench to tighten it back into place.

If the bolt is rusting, be wary of applying too much pressure with the wrench, as this may strip it. Instead, spray the bolt with lubricating oil. Now that the damaged wheel (or wheels) of your lawnmowers have been replaced it should be ready for you to use with ease once more.

Posted by: Michael in Lawn Mowers