Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Lube Job

Not our mower.  Same model, but not rusty enough.
Our free, manual lawn mower was running a little rough, so I decided it was time for a tune-up.  It was actually much easier than I thought it would be.
You start by popping off the hub cap and removing an E-clip.

Pulling off the wheel reveals the gears that drive the blades.

The gears were bone dry, so I applied a healthy coating of grease to the teeth, then repeated on the other side.

I also sprayed a thin coat of WD-40 on the blades, per the manufacturer's instruction.
Preview of our new and improved back yard.

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