Small engine parts for mowers
With the best intention in the world, you have been tinkering away in your garage, you have followed the instructions on various websites including You Tube, and you’re confident that all you need is some oil, an air filter and the throttle knob. Having noted down the model number of your mower, you are ready to order your parts by phone or online. You call in and start speaking to one of the technicians, and quickly realize you do not have all the information you need.
So what went wrong?
Unfortunately, the mower’s model number is not the always the same as the engine’s model number. To order an air filter which is an engine part, you need to know the engine number, not the mower model number. The engine number is on the label or stamped somewhere on the engine itself, and quite often it is on the plate near the muffler or on the side of the engine itself. If your mower gets dirty, you may need to clean it to find the label or stamp.
Different engines have their serial numbers in different places, but be sure to keep looking because you will find it. Furthermore, the throttle knob is not an engine part, it’s a mower part, so you need the mower’s model number to order that. If you want oil, you should note there are lots of different oils: fork oil, transmission oil, filter oil and engine oil, to name a few.
How to make it easier
Be specific and do your homework before you place an order. Having both the mower model number and the engine model number are a great start. Having the actual part numbers is the fastest way to order, but be careful. If you are using a manual or parts list that came with your mower be sure to verify that the model number listed in the manual is the same as the model number on your mower, sometimes they are not the same! The parts technicians are always happy to help, but in order to boost your confidence you could check out the online parts look-up guides, these will help to ensure you’re ordering the parts you need.
We have put together ten top tips to help you find the part you want:
Find the model number on your mower and the engine; it’s a good idea to write these numbers down in your owner’s manual so you have it somewhere safe, plus they’ll be easy to find next time you need them.
Use the Power Mower Sales search box at the top of the page, just put in the numbers you’ve found and a recommended list will appear, then, click on your model.
From there you can see your model and on the right will be a link to ‘Select Assembly’.
A pop-up window will appear, click the link to the group of parts that you want, for example, you may want a fuel strainer for a fuel tank, to find this part you would look at the fuel supply link.
A technical drawing will appear showing each part, together with a parts list.
Use your mouse to move the drawing around and find the part. Hovering over the little box with a number will make another pop-up appear, telling you what the part is, its number and price.
Hit the ‘Add to Cart’ if you have found a part you want, then use the ‘Continue shopping’ button to go back to the drawing.
You can order online, or call our toll free part line on: 1-800-704-4241 where we can make sure you have everything you need.
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Sit back and relax while we ship your part(s) to you.
Why does my part number show up under so many manufacturers?
Some of the mower manufacturers are owned by the same parent company. So, a part you need for a Snapper mower may turn out to be from Briggs and Stratton. Specific part numbers may give you multiple results, for example, an exhaust pipe gasket for a 170-v0B engine in a Cub Cadet mower is the same as the MDT Muffler that comes up under the same search.
Here is a quick manufacturer guide.
But I have an old machine
Online parts look-up guides and small engine parts catalogs can help there. Many brands like Toro have parts lookus that go back to their earliest machines. If all else fails, trained parts technicians are always willing to help out whenever they can. Do not hesitate to call in with your model information and get some help if you need it.