Good day all:
My mother in law has a riding snapper mower and being it has the rear
bars to stand it upright to ease in the changing of the blade she thinks she
can store it upright for long periods of time, well now it has a massive
puddle of oil under it when sitting on all four wheels, so what I am looking
for is the recommended manufactures procedure for storing over long periods.
So what did snapper say, tip a motor to far for a long time and you
could have partialy filled the cylinder with enough oil to cause
hydrolock or break a piston or ring on startup, I did. The air filter
could be ruined, is the battery 100% sealed. How does one easily lift
a rider, 90 degrees, she must be strong.
From my Snapper manual
The mower may be set on end for servicing or storage within the
1. For electric starter units, remove battery if the mower is to be
stood on end for more than two hours.
2. For winter storage always drain oil and gasoline. Refer to engine
manual for proper procedure to follow.
3. After storing on end the following procedure is required before
starting machine. With ignition switch turned off pull engine over
slowly. If excessive resistance is felt or engine refuses to rotate
remove spark plug and spin engine to clear cylinder of oil. Clean and
replace spark plug.
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