An electric lawnmower is one of the household appliances that really takes a beating but continues to do its job. That is why it is really very important that you take care of it and always do some cleaning activity, especially its bottom part where it is always prone to dirt. A clean lawnmower will really last much longer and will be able to help you save on expensive repairs and also the time while cutting the grass.
Since we know that an electric lawn mower is really very useful in keeping your lawn neat and tidy, it is also imperative that to be able to clean it; you will also need to know about how to clean the bottom part of it. This is very important to avoid problems that will be able to result in damage to the lawnmower. As the electric lawn mower owner, you really need to make sure that you have enough knowledge on cleaning it.
Things You Will Need
- Socket wrench.
- A tarp.
- Heavy work gloves.
- Before you start to clean your lawnmower, make sure that you have disconnected all power sources. This will help you prevent any accidental engagement of the lawn mower’s engine and help you avoid injuries during cleaning. It is really very important that you will observe safety first in cleaning your lawnmower.
- Use a socket wrench to remove the bolts that fixed the blade. Remove the blade and lay it aside. It is also imperative that you use some heavy work gloves to protect yourself from the blade’s sharp edges.
- Place the lawnmower on a tarp and tilt it sideways. Begin scrub the underside of the mower with a wire brush to remove dried grass and debris. Grass build-up on your lawnmower will be able to prevent the blade from cutting the grass cleanly.
- Use sprinklers spray rinse the underside to remove any debris that remains in the mower deck. Avoid water overflowing into engine parts can cause damage. Allow drying mower completely after finishing.
- Reinstall the blade to ready the mower for use.
- Sharpen mower blades regularly to be able to provide the best performance while cutting grass.
- An effective way to prevent the thickness of the grass residue from clinging to the bottom of the mower is to spray the underside with cooking oil before use.