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How do I change the oil on a Sears Craftsman lawn mower 917-376164? I can't see oil plug?

How do you change the oil? I can't see an oil plug underneath- How do you drain the old oil?
Does the plastic cover underneath have to come off?

Craftsman , Lawn Mowers , Lawn & Garden
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On that model lawnmower the oil is drained out the same port you use to add or check the oil. The lawnmower needs to be tipped on its side to drain the oil completely.

There are some precautions you should take to avoid problems with the fuel and other issues below tipping the mower.

The instructions are in your manual on page 14 (see image below) and you can view the manual online if you go to the Home page of

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and hold your mouse over the square labeled


in the upper left of the page. A drop-down menu will appear, choose the option

Products and manuals

and then enter the model information and follow the steps.
by Manage My Life
April 15th, 2008
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what type of oil should be used to refill it?
by Manage My Life
March 31st, 2013
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