How to Change the Oil in a Husqvarna Riding Lawn Mower

Written by kenneth crawford
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Husqvarna recommends changing the oil on your riding lawnmower at the beginning of each mowing season. This will help prolong the life of your mower by keeping the moving parts within the crankcase lubricated properly. Dispose of the old oil properly--many auto parts stores can dispose of the old motor oil for you. The Husqvarna uses a drain tube hose to drain the oil from the engine to a container. If you cannot find the original hose, purchase a ½-inch diameter hose that is at least 12 inches long.

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Things you need

  • Cloth
  • Rubber hose
  • Container
  • SAE 30 motor oil

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  1. 1

    Park your Husqvarna riding lawnmower on a level surface. Set the brake and turn off the engine. Open the bonnet of the Huqvarna mower.

  2. 2

    Locate the oil fill tube and drain plug. The oil dipstick attaches under the fill tube cap. Twist the cap counter-clockwise to remove the cap and dipstick from the oil fill tube. Wipe the dipstick with a cloth and set it aside.

  3. 3

    Pull the cap off the nipple fitting on the drain tube. The drain tube will be on the lower right of the engine between the front tire and the driver area. Place a small diameter hose over the nipple and place the other end of the hose into a container for catching the oil.

  4. 4

    Push the drain valve in slightly and turn the valve counter-clockwise to open the drain and drain the oil. When the oil is no longer coming from the drain hose, push the drain valve in slightly and turn the valve clockwise to close the oil drain valve. Remove the hose from the drain nipple and wipe the area clean. Push the protective cap over the drain nipple.

  5. 5

    Pour 1,419ml. of SAE 30 weight motor oil into the oil fill tube. Insert the dipstick into the fill tube and screw the cap clockwise. Unscrew the cap and pull the dipstick out of the fill tube and check the oil level. There is a “low” and “full” mark on the dipstick. Add more oil if necessary. Place the dipstick back into the fill and secure the cap to the fill tube.

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