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Many lawn mower engines either have no drain plug or the plug is impossible to get at, so there are vacume pumps readily available fairly inexpensive to do the job ( just like a bicycle pump but in reverse ) place the tube down the filler hole and suck the oil out.

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A general guideline is to change lawn mower oil every 50 hours of use or at least once a year. However, you may need to change the oil more frequently if you use your lawn mower frequently or in harsh conditions.
Siphon/Pump Method: Use a siphon, such as the Arnold Siphon Pump, to remove the oil directly from the oil fill tube and deposit it into an approved container for disposal. Tilt Method: Tilt the mower on its side and using the dip stick tube as a drain, empty the oil into an appropriate container.
Every 50 hours of operation or season. For a new snow blower or lawn mower engine, you`ll also need to change the oil after the first five hours of operation. Beyond hours, also check the oil every time you use it.
Remove the oil fill tube`s dipstick and tilt the mower in the direction of the container until oil begins to drain out. Never turn the lawnmower upside down, as this will cause the carburetor to flood and could damage the engine.
So how much oil does a lawnmower take? Most walk-behind mower engines like Briggs and Stratton will take from empty approximately . 65 us quarts (. 6lt); Honda walk-behind mowers will take a little less .
Car oil is similar to lawn mower oil, and you can use it in lawn mowers with four-stroke engines. However, car oil has a high concentration of additives and can damage smaller engines. It`s also important to match base oils; otherwise, you risk damaging your lawn mower`s motor.
Oil capacity is typically 15oz or 18oz*. Check oil level during the season and add when necessary. Change engine oil every 50 hours or annually, whichever comes first.
Warm up the engine

Warming up the mower engine will speed up the oil change because the oil will flow more freely. It will also be a little easier to get all of the old oil out of the engine.

After the first 5-10 hours of operation, the oil should be changed to remove asperities that have broken from the bearings of the engine components and cylinder wall. The break-in oil change can be performed using the recommended grades of standard or synthetic oil.
What Type Of Oil For a Lawn Mower? While automotive engine oil, such as 10W-30 or 10W-40, can be used in a lawn mower engine, it is generally recommended that SAE 30 motor oil be used.
Oil capacity is typically 15oz or 18oz*. Check oil level during the season and add when necessary. Change engine oil every 50 hours or annually, whichever comes first.

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Dont know what type of oil to use – Toro Power Lawn Mower
ANSWER : Put straight 30 weight motor oil in it. Not 10W30 or any multi-viscosity oil. Straight 30 weight motor oil. If you’re doing a complete oil change, then you may want to use Synthetic 30 weight, which will last longer between oil changes and also make your engine last longer (but it costs more too). Best of luck to you.James

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How do I change the oil on my Troy – Bilt squall 5521 ? Which oli weight do I use ?
ANSWER : There should be a plug at the end of the oil fill tube or its under the mower by the blade.clean the bottom of the motor and you will find a plug with a square head that a 3/8 drive rachet and extension will fit into.summer time use sae-30.

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Oil leaking too much from the oil filter and blowing out smoke
ANSWER : Kathy there is too much oil in the mower. Drain some out and try again.

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Husqvarna iz4817 change oil light needs to be reset
ANSWER : The oil change reminder will flash at 49 hrs for 2 hrs then reset itself. It will do this every 50 hrs.

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Pouring out oil.
ANSWER : Where is it pouring out from? Might you be over filling the mower? Is your drain plug tight? the right thread? (meteric vs non-metric?) if the casting is cracked, you are done. The other items are probably correctable.

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How to reset the oil change gauge on the dash after giving an oil change??
ANSWER : From a Husqvarna forum I got that the icon blinks and will stop blinking after a couple of hours of operation (two hours or so).
There is nothing to do or that you can do to stop or reset this blinking.
Gary

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BURNING OIL MY TORO IS BURNING OIL ┬áTO THE POINT OF HAVING TO REFILL IT EVERY TIME YOU USE IT…
ANSWER : Look for leaks, make sure its clean motor and cooling fins, i would suggest to take it in to a shop, check you oil level too make sure your not dumpimg fuel into your crankcase. your breather valve my be bad to

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Amount of oil to fill up after change oil,modelpo450n20s serial #041910m033204,20 inch cut 450 series,4.50 what btype of oil?
ANSWER : Push mowers typically need 20 oz. of oil to fill up. Most should be able to use 10W-30 or 30W, either one are called for in the manuals. If you have the manual there will be a little chart that tells you what grade of oil for a temperature range and normal summer mowing both are correct.

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