How to replace the air filter on a Craftsman power propelled 22-inch rotary lawn mower

How to replace the air filter on a Craftsman power propelled 22-inch rotary lawn mower

The air filter on a lawn mower keeps impurities in the air from making it into the engine, thus resulting in better performance and power. Over time the air filter can get worn and dirty. Replacing the air filter is an easy process, and can keep your mower running at peak performance.


Step 1

Remove the air filter cover

The air filter is located on the same side of the mower as the gas tank, and it sits behind a protective cover. The cover is on the side of the mower, below the gas cap and toward the front of the mower.

One screw holds the cover in place — you can loosen this screw with a flathead screwdriver. The screw won’t come all the way out, but once it’s loose enough you can pull the air filter cover off.

Step 2

Remove the air filter

The air filter fits into the cover, and can be removed by pulling it right out. While you have the air filter removed, now is a good time to wipe down the inside of the cover, as well as the exposed part of the mower, with a paper towel or dry rag.

Step 3

Install the new air filter

Place the new air filter onto the cover, so that the flat side faces away from the cover. The air filter should fit into the cover snugly.

Step 4

Reattach the cover

With the air filter still fitted into the cover, reattach the cover onto the mower. Line the screw up with the screw hole and tighten the screw so that the cover is held in place.

Things Needed
• Craftsman Power Propelled 22″ rotary lawn mower, model #917.376741 (or similar model)
• A new air filter, part #443950 or 194037
• A flathead screwdriver
• Some paper towels or rags (optional)

Tips & Warnings
• The original part number for the air filter was 194037, but it was updated to 443950.


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