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Zen and the Art of Lawn Mower Maintenance

If you value your lawn mower and want to keep it in good running order, you need to clean and service it properly. Regular care will save you money in repair bills and help keep your lawn looking great.

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Ignite a Spark

Having a hard time starting the mower, but it's got plenty of gas and oil? Most likely the problem is the spark plug. Take off the plug’s connector and remove the plug using a spark-plug socket. Check it for buildup. If it’s caked with gunk it won’t be able to spark. Clean the plug with an old toothbrush and reinsert it. If it still doesn’t fires up, time to buy a new plug.

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