A Guide For Purchasing Spare Parts For Your Lawnmower

by:Jiali     2020-07-31
Many homeowners prefer to do their own lawnmower maintenance and repairs because it is a great way to save some money. In order to complete these tasks properly, however, it is important to make sure that you have the right spare parts on hand, otherwise you could risk further damage to your machine or the need to replace it altogether. If you have attempted your own lawnmower maintenance and repairs before, you will know that sourcing the correct parts can be frustrating, which is where this guide can help you.
Each part of your machine will be indentified with a unique part number. If you know what this number is, replacing the part in question will be that much easier.

Check the owner's manual that came with your lawnmower, as they often have a list of the part numbers.
If you do not have the owner's manual (or it does not list the part numbers), check out the equipment manufacturer's website, keeping in mind that part listings are usually indexed according to the lawnmower's model number. You can find this number printed onto a sticker or tag, or stamped into the machine itself.
Speak with your local dealer, providing them with your lawnmower's model number, and describe the part that you need. Often, the dealer will have a pretty good idea what you're talking about and will be able to source what you need.

The manufacturers of lawnmowers often outsource the engines. If you have a problem with the engine of the machine, then, you will need to look elsewhere for spare parts.

You will need to find the engine's make and model number in order to locate replacement parts. Things like the blades or wheels, for example, are considered part of the lawnmower and the spark plug or air filter part of the engine.
Engine manufacturers will often publish an illustrated parts list on their website, making it easier for you to visually match up what spare part you need.
Contact your local dealer, with the make and model number of your engine, and describe the part that you need. They should be able to source what you are after.

If you are ever in doubt about what sort of part you need for your lawnmower, go down to your local dealer and give them both the machine's make and model number and that of the engine. After describing the part in question, the dealer should be able to tell you what you need. Remember that not all lawnmower parts are designed to be maintained or replaced by the homeowner - consult your owner's manual for more information.
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