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\u00a9 2020 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. No risk of shock, as the system is only 12 volts. (No mower deck leveling gauge is needed.) Riding Mower Won't Start Just Clicks. Or it should be done by a professional, instead. The Big Tips: Best Ways to Water Lawn without a Sprinkler System, How to Kill Dallisgrass Without Calling a Professional (2020 Update), How to Lay Sod over Existing Lawn (Quick Guide 2020 Update), How Long for Grass Seed to Germinate: The Surprising Truth, Help! Nevertheless, you can have the best models having both of these said features. All tip submissions are carefully reviewed before being published, This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Afterward, reengage your mower’s transmission. For more information, please read our privacy policy, How to Start a Riding Lawn Mower: The Best Guide You Need To Follow, The machine needs proper storage and maintenance in order to keep running effectively and also to prolong its life along with your other garden equipment like a. Don’t you know that damage might happen once you run a driving mower with low oil? The run position is the spot second from the left, immediately to the left of the start position. So, you have a wide lawn, do you? As long as you have the proper safety gear (gloves, protective eyewear, and closed-toed shoes), your mower's product manual, a few basic hand tools, and the riding mower setup checklist below, you'll be able to get your mower ready to ride. If your riding mower is a zero turn lawn mower, its lap bar handles or control levers might be secured in place over the mower’s seat, which means that you’ll need to adjust them before you can adjust the seat. You will hear the engine stop when you have successfully turned the key to the stop position. However, due to latest innovations, it is a lot easier to take care of the gardens these days. It might be located next to the seat located on the left side. Wrenches (commonly used sizes: 7/16" and 3/8"), Socket wrench (commonly used size: 1/2" socket), Drill and driver (commonly used size: 1/4" nut driver), Check that the air filter is clean and inserted securely, Wear gloves to protect your skin from sharp blades, Turn off the engine and let it cool if it's been running. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. If it is below the recommended amount, remove the battery and charge it according to the manufacturer’s specifications. However, it would be a knob or a lever near you. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. It is also advised that you unplug the battery then disconnect the spark plug wires too. In most cases, you won't have to worry about whether your riding mower's deck is level unless you've used it a few times and you see an uneven cut across your grass or ruts forming under one of the tires. wikiHow's. And the lawn mower is now ready to go at this point, though some older models might require you to let the engine warm up first before you can start driving.

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