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Repair Center  How to Winterize Your Lawn Tractor

Why Read This Article?

  • Learn how to winterize your mower.
  • Read the steps of properly storing a lawn tractor.

Article Breakdown

Repair Information:
Difficulty: Very Easy
Duration: 20 minutes
Frequency: Once per year Add Fuel Stabilizer
1. Gain access to your fuel tank
2. Remove the fuel cap
3. Add the fuel stabilizer to gas tank
4. Replace the fuel cap
5. Cycle the fuel stabilizer into the carburetor
Apply WD-40 into Cylinder
1. Remove the spark plug
2. Spray WD-40 into cylinder
3. Replace the spark plug Remove the Battery
1. Gain access to your battery
2. Remove the battery from your mower
3. Store it somewhere warm

Video

Tools & Materials

  • Socket Wrench
  • Fuel Stablizer
  • Wrench
  • WD-40

How to Winterize Your Lawn Tractor

August 28, 2013
This maintenance guide will help teach you the steps and methods of winterizing a lawn tractor.
There's nothing worse than attempting to mow your lawn in the Spring, only to find out that your mower won't start up. Most of the time, this issue can be resolved by properly winterizing your lawn mower. This article will give you the step-by-step instructions to ensure a working lawn tractor next Spring.

  Shop for Troy-Bilt lawn tractor parts!   Add Fuel Stabilizer

1. Gain access to your fuel tank

It's usually located under the hood.

 

 

2. Remove the fuel cap

Twist the cap counter-clockwise to remove from the tank.

 

 

3. Add the fuel stabilizer to gas tank

Mix some fuel stabilizer into a gallon of gas, then pour into the gas tank.

 

 

4. Replace the fuel cap

Turn clockwise to secure back onto the gas tank.

 

 

5. Cycle the fuel stabilizer into the carburetor

Run your mowers' engine for about 5 minutes to cycle the fuel stabilizer into the carburetor.

 

 

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  Apply WD-40 into Cylinder

1. Remove the spark plug

Use a socket wrench to remove the spark plug from your mower.

 

 

2. Spray WD-40 into cylinder

Coat the cylinder walls and the piston.

 

 

3. Replace the spark plug

Replace the spark plug with a socket wrench.  

  [Back to Top]   Remove the Battery

1. Gain access to your battery

In our video, the battery is located under the seat.

 

 

2. Remove the battery from your mower

Use a wrench to carefully remove the battery cables from the battery.

 

 

3. Store it somewhere warm

You'll want to store your battery in an area that won't drop below freezing.

 

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Conclusion

Making sure that you protect your battery, cylinder and carburetor over the cold months will save you time and money when it warms back up. Keeping your mower properly maintained will keep it running like new for years to come. So store your lawn equipment properly over the winter!

Find parts for all the rest of your lawn equipment products here.

 

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