Sharpening a Lawn Mower Blade: 7 Steps (with Pictures)
Broken lawn mower? Check out these tips to determine what’s wrong with your mower and if it’s a DIY fix or a job for a repair technician. Here are three common riding mower problems and what you should do about them. If the engine doesn’t start, you might need a fresh tank of fuel. If your riding mower is running roughly, it’s likely your carburetor is clogged. If the mower won’t cut grass, check the blade belt for cracks. Visit the Sears Home Services Knowledge Center for more!
Sharpen the blade twice each season to help maintain a green, healthy lawn. A sharp blade not only cuts blades clean so grass plants recover quickly, it helps reduce your lawn mowing time. Learn how to sharpen your lawn mower blade at
Lawn mowing can be a joy or a chore depending on the condition of your lawn mower. Here are five basic tasks—fresh gas, oil change, new spark plug, replace air filter, sharpened blade—to keep your lawn mower running smoothly.