Begin by removing the screwing holding the top cover, unplug the fuel hose and remove the top cover altogether. Remove the muffler from the front of the engine by using a screwdriver to disconnect the 2 clips (top and bottom) holding it in place.
Remove the carburetor by disconnected any hoses, as well as the ignition wires, then twist it off the engine. The throttle body and air filter hose may easily be removed by unscrewing the bolt that holds it onto the handle. Now all the peripheral parts have been removed it’s on to the main body of the engine.
Tilt the mower back by resting something heavy over the handles, then remove the blade nut with a 24mm socket wrench – often this can be quite difficult, it helps to get a piece of wood or something similar to jam between the blade base and the side of the mower to stop it from spinning. It may be necessary to jam something into the fly wheel if that is spinning too. Check out part 2 for removal of the engine from the chassis.
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