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04-25-15, 01:50 PM   #1  
Lubricant for lawn mower

Could someone recommend some good lubricant for lawn mower? what area needs lubricant?

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04-25-15, 01:56 PM   #2  
Start by telling us what lawnmower you have.

 
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04-25-15, 01:58 PM   #3  
What type of mower? For the most part nothing needs lubrication on a push mower other than the engine itself.


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04-25-15, 02:16 PM   #4  
Is it a reel to reel non-engine push mower? If not then only engine oil (usually 30 weight) is necessary. If a reel to reel then the wheel bearing should be greased. The blades should be adjusted with the stationary shear bar to cleaning cut a sheet of paper.

 
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04-25-15, 03:06 PM   #5  
It is not push mower, it is gas engine.

Sorry for not been clear. I am referring to lubricate wheel adjuster, rear door hinge etc. The manual says only use a dry, powered graphite type lubricant. What kind of lubricant I can use?

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04-25-15, 04:55 PM   #6  
A dry powered graphite! Walmart sells it.

 
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04-25-15, 04:58 PM   #7  
If the manual states to only use a dry powered graphite then that is what you need to use. Dry powdered graphite lubricant is readily available in small squeeze tubes and is found in all sorts of stores, even Wal*Mart, in the section where locks and keys are sold.

 
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04-26-15, 04:12 AM   #8  
Unlike regular 'wet' oil the dry graphite won't attract dirt. Sometimes it's best to follow the directions


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04-26-15, 05:19 AM   #9  
"not push mower, it is gas engine". Really? You have the manual and still can't tell us what machine you have and are asking for advice beyond what the manual says?

 
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05-04-15, 12:14 PM   #10  
The exact machine is:

ROTARY LAWN MOWER
675 Series Briggs & Stratton Engine
Power-Propelled
22" Multi-Cut
Model No. 917.376400

The manual really didn't say much about lubricant, it mentioned:
LUBRICATION
Keep unit well lubricated
(See "LUBRICATION CHART").
The chart shows a few places like wheel adjuster, rear door hinge etc. But didn't mention what type of lubricant it needs.

The dry powdered graphite lubricant is mentioned to use only on plastic wheel bearings if needed.

Maybe just habit, I tend trust searching internet and asking for advice more than reading manual

 
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