Spring Maintenance Guide for John Deere Lawn Mowers

John Deere Lawn Mower Maintenance

As the chill of winter fades away and the vibrant colors of spring begin to emerge, it's time to prepare your John Deere lawn mower for the upcoming mowing season. Proper maintenance not only ensures optimal performance but also extends the life of your equipment. In this guide, we'll walk you through essential spring maintenance tasks for your John Deere lawn mower, along with specific part numbers of John Deere Home Maintenance Kits to simplify the process.

  1. Inspect and Clean the Mower Deck

    • Begin by removing any debris, grass clippings, and dirt that may have accumulated in the mower deck.
    • Inspect the blades for any signs of damage or wear. If blades are dull or damaged, replace them with genuine John Deere blades for optimal cutting performance.
  2. Change the Oil

    • Regular oil changes are crucial for maintaining engine health. Refer to your mower's manual for the recommended oil type and capacity.
    • John Deere Home Maintenance Kits typically include the appropriate oil filter and oil to make the process hassle-free. Contact us for help finding the specific kit for to your mower model.
  3. Replace the Air Filter

    • A clean air filter is essential for proper engine performance and fuel efficiency. Inspect the air filter and replace it if it's dirty or damaged.
    • BTI Direct offers John Deere Home Maintenance Kits that include the air filter along with other essential components, ensuring you have everything you need for routine maintenance.
  4. Check the Spark Plug

    • A worn or fouled spark plug can lead to poor engine performance and starting issues. Remove the spark plug and inspect its condition.
    • If necessary, replace the spark plug with a genuine John Deere part to maintain reliable ignition. Most John Deere Home Maintenance Kits contain the spark plugs you need!
  5. Inspect Belts and Pulleys

    • Examine the belts and pulleys for signs of wear, cracking, or fraying. Replace any damaged components to prevent belt slippage and ensure proper operation.
    • Contact us for help finding belts and pulleys, or browse them on our website. 
  6. Check Tire Pressure and Tread

    • Proper tire pressure ensures even cutting and prevents unnecessary strain on the mower's transmission. Use a tire gauge to check the pressure and inflate or deflate as needed.
    • Inspect the tire tread for wear and replace tires if they're excessively worn or damaged.
  7. Lubricate Moving Parts

    • Apply lubricant to moving parts such as wheel bearings, pivot points, and throttle controls to prevent corrosion and ensure smooth operation.
  8. Inspect Fuel System

    • Check the fuel lines, fuel filter, and fuel tank for any signs of leaks or damage. Replace the fuel filter if necessary to maintain proper fuel flow.
    • Ensure that the fuel tank is clean and free from debris or contaminants.
    • BTI Direct offers  John Deere Home Maintenance Kits that include the air filter for most mowers!

By following these spring maintenance steps and using genuine John Deere parts, you can keep your lawn mower in top condition for the mowing season ahead. Please note this is not a comprehensive guide for all products; always consult your owner's manual for specific instructions. 

Investing in a John Deere Home Maintenance Kit tailored to your mower model simplifies the maintenance process and ensures you have all the necessary components on hand. Shop John Deere Home Maintenance Kits and genuine replacement parts for your lawn mower today. Contact us for help finding specific parts!