How to Change a Lawn Mower Air Filter – Toro TimeCutter

Man holding dirty lawnmower air filter

Learn how to check a lawn mower air filter and change the air cleaner on a Toro TimeCutter zero-turn riding mower.

Lawn mower air filters help prevent dust, dirt, and debris from getting into your lawn mower engine. A dirty air filter can reduce air flow that is important for powering the motor, while a clean air filter can improve engine performance and improve fuel efficiency. This video provides instructions on how to check and change the air filter on Toro TimeCutter mower.

Video Transcript

In this video we’ll show you how to check and change the air filter on your Toro TimeCutter Zero-Turn Mower.

Different TimeCutter models have different engines, but all use air filters that are easy to service. Be sure to review the safety information instructions and recommended schedule in your operators and engine manual before staring this procedure.

How to Check Your Air Filter

  1. On a level surface, engage the parking brake and disengage the blade control switch.
  2. Stop the engine and remove the key.
  3. Allow the engine to cool before performing any maintenance.
  4. Wipe off any grass or debris from around the air cleaner area and open the cover.
  5. For this particular filter, you’ll need to twist a key to loosen the hose clamp that secures it.
  6. Then, remove the air filter from the base.
  7. Gently tap the filter to dislodge any dirt and debris.
  8. Inspect if dirt is deeply embedded in the pleats or if you notice excessive wear and tear on your filter, it’s time to replace it.

How to Change Your Air Filter

  1. You’ll find all the details on the type of filter you’ll need in your engine manual.
  2. Before installing, clean the area around the air cleaner base.
  3. Then connect the filter to the air cleaner hose.
  4. Tighten the hose clamp and close the cover door.

To keep your TimeCutter in top condition, check the air filter for dirty loose or damaged parts before each use. Remember proper maintenance can help you avoid unnecessary parts and replacement and keep your Toro TimeCutter Zero Turn Mower performing at its best for years to come.

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