How to Change the Gas on a Cub Cadet Walk-Behind Mower
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Gasoline in your walk-behind mower should be changed seasonally at the very least, but really any time the gasoline has passed its shelf-life. Old gasoline can gum up your engine and other parts causing your mower to run incorrectly and perhaps leading to greater damage in the long run. This video will show you how to change the gas in a walk-behind lawn mower from Cub Cadet. Depending on your model, the instructions in this video may vary slightly. Always be sure to check your operator's manual for detailed instructions on changing the fuel and performing other lawn mower maintenance for your walk-behind mower.
- Step 1 - Prepare your walk-behind mower for safe maintenance
Remove the spark plug ignition wire.
- Step 2 - Set up the gas siphon pump
Unscrew the gas cap and using the Arnold Siphon Pump, place the orange tube into the gas tank on the engine and the black tube into a proper container. (This should be a clean, opaque container designed to hold gasoline until it can be recycled).
- Step 3 - Prime the gas siphon pump
Prime the pump by pumping the handle three or four times. Once the liquid begins to flow, it will continue flowing without further pumping.
- Step 4 - Change out the gas in your lawn mower with new fuel
Remove the Arnold Siphon Pump and add new gas. Be sure this gasoline is mixed with a stabilizing element like STA-BIL to extend the life and quality of the gasoline in your engine.
- Step 5 - Prepare your walk-behind mower to begin using it after changing the gasoline
Replace the gas cap and reconnect the spark plug ignition wire and begin using your walk-behind mower with fresh new gasoline. Then, dispose of the old gasoline properly. Some auto or body shops or locations you purchased the gasoline will have a recycling service and will collect your used gasoline.