Craftsman lawnmowers use SAE 30 oil, which is the standard small engine oil. This is a type of all-purpose oil that can be used in push mowers and riding mowers.Know More
Craftsman mowers can also use synthetic 5W-30 oil because it protects the engine for longer in all temperature conditions. Briggs and Stratton also recommends 10W-30 oil, but in temperatures higher than 80 degrees Fahrenheit, the engine begins to consume more oil. Synthetic 5W-30 oil is recommended for use in only winter weather conditions.
Using the wrong kind of oil in a lawnmower can damage the engine and lead to costly problems. Although car engines work by the same combustion principles, car oil should not be used in lawn mowers. Oils come in different viscosity levels, which is the thickness of the oil. SAE 30 is a thicker oil than a SAE 20 oil. Be sure to always check oil levels before using a Craftsman lawnmower.Learn more about Tools
To perform an oil change on a Craftsman lawn mower, run the mower for a few minutes, and drain the warm oil by inverting the mower or opening the drain plug. Add 10 ounces of the correct type of oil, and check the dipstick, adding additional oil as needed.Full Answer >
Briggs and Stratton recommends checking the fuel levels, air filter and spark plug as initial troubleshooting steps when a lawn mower won't start or won't stay running. Changing the cutting height on the lawn mower blade, replacing the flywheel key, or replacing the blade may be necessary in some situations.Full Answer >
Most pressure washers do well using 75W90 nondetergent oil. This is a very thick oil with a high viscosity. Each pressure washer manufacturer, though, is likely to specify the weight and type of oil needed in a given pressure washer's manual.Full Answer >
The type of oil a generator uses varies by manufacturer and model, but Kohler recommends Mobil 1 5W30 synthetic oil for its generators. Generac recommends using SAE 30 at temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit, 10W30 at temperatures between 10 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit and synthetic oil at lower temperatures.Full Answer >