Adding a Fuel Stabilizer to a Lawn Mower

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Adding a fuel stabilizer to a lawn mower is an important part of maintenance, get expert tips and advice on lawn mower repair & maintenance in this free video. View Video Transcript

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Peter Gutwein

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Hi, my name is Peter Gutwein and today we’re talking about some minor repair to your lawnmower here and the next thing I’d like to talk about is fuel and the problems with fuel. The biggest thing that we see, I’m from the north here and we see that as the mower sits in winter, then the fuel tends to go steel in there and plus you can get water and things of that nature in there. One of the best ways to do that is, the best way to do it is to go ahead and run your mower completely out of gas and then to actually remove the bulb of the carburetor to get all of the gas out of there completely and that’s by far the best way because there is no fuel in there that can go bad. So that makes it the best, another way that you can do it is you can add a stable to it. Now keep in mind in the stable only adds 30 days to the shelf life of fuel, it doesn’t make it a miracle 1 year fuel or anything like that. What you do is you normally add the fuel stabilizer to an entire gallon of gas or it doesn’t usually go in the actual tank of your mower because that only holds like a very amount of fuel. Fuel stabilizer adds 30 days to the shelf life of fuel but you got to keep in mind that fuel only has a 30 day shelf life and total in the first place, so that’s only 60 days you have to work with. So that’s the best things that you can keep in mind as you purchase fuel so maybe you only want to purchase a gallon at a time, you don’t want to get 5 or 10 gallons because you’re only going through a small amount so that way you don’t have a bunch of bad fuel. Some different ways to get rid of fuel is, I stick in my car cause 60 days goes by and you can dump it in your car and its fine it’ll burn it, no problem in there and then you can just go get some new fuel. So those are some good tips on fuel stabilizer on your mower.