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How do I change the oil on my new Briggs & Stratton 500 series 140 ohv lawn mower?

Do I have to take off the blade base plate for access to the drain plug. If so is the bolt right or left hand thread and how do I stop the plate from spinning? ...many thanks

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It should have a drain tube out the side of the engine, but if it doesn't it will always be left handed threads. Hope this helps you.

Posted on Dec 09, 2016

Testimonial: "Thanks for your advice Joey I appreciate it. I'm sorry I misled you and it was the big bottom bolt that holds the blade base plate to the drive shaft I meant and how do I hold this plate while I undo the bolt to take it off to get at the drain plug....there's very little room. There's no drain tube and I can only feel with my fingers for a hex head bolt which I presume is the drain plug."

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