How to Clean John Deere Mowers

Overview

Every time you cut your grass with your lawn mower, it gets a little more dirty. Grass builds up under the mower deck, dirt and grime builds up around the engine, and the air filter becomes a little more dirty. Periodic maintenance of the lawn mower is essential to its long-term survival, and this includes periodic cleanings. Cleaning all the parts of your lawn mower ensures that it runs in top shape for many years. With a few tools and a little time, it is real easy to clean John Deere mowers.

Step 1

Use car shampoo or similar soft detergent to clean the top of the lawn mower. Rinse the soap off with a garden hose. Be careful not to spray water sideways into the engine as this could get water into the air filter.

Step 2

Disconnect the spark plug and lay the lawn mower on its side. Use a putty knife to scrape the old grass and debris from the underside of the mower. Use a stiff bristled brush with hot water to remove the rest of the debris. Rinse it with the garden hose.

Step 3

Wipe down the engine with a wet soapy rag to remove any grime in the crevices. Doing this will prevent damage to the paint on the engine.

Step 4

Replace the air filter if it hasn't already been replaced in the last two years.

Tips and Warnings

  • Failure to clean under the lawn mower regularly can result in the mower deck corroding and becoming thin. Eventually the mower will be destroyed.

Things You'll Need

  • Work gloves
  • Bucket
  • Car shampoo or soft detergent
  • Garden hose
  • Putty knife
  • Stiff bristled brush
  • Rags
  • Air filter

References

  • Lawnmowerexpert.com: How to Clean Your Lawn Mower
  • Yardener: Lawn Mower Maintenance
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