Victa Disassembly Part I

Learn how to disassemble a Victa lawn mower – part I of III.

Tools/Parts Required 

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Flat Head Screwdriver
  • Socket Wrench - 24mm Socket

Step 1.

Begin by removing the screwing holding the top cover, unplug the fuel hose and remove the top cover altogether. Remove the muffler from the front of the engine by using a screwdriver to disconnect the 2 clips (top and bottom) holding it in place.

Step 2

Remove the carburetor by disconnected any hoses, as well as the ignition wires, then twist it off the engine. The throttle body and air filter hose may easily be removed by unscrewing the bolt that holds it onto the handle. Now all the peripheral parts have been removed it’s on to the main body of the engine.

Step 3

Tilt the mower back by resting something heavy over the handles, then remove the blade nut with a 24mm socket wrench – often this can be quite difficult, it helps to get a piece of wood or something similar to jam between the blade base and the side of the mower to stop it from spinning. It may be necessary to jam something into the fly wheel if that is spinning too. Check out part 2 for removal of the engine from the chassis.


  1. Direct, clear, well directed video filming of the process. Easy to follow, easy-to-listen-to.
    This was straightforward and very helpful for me because I’m not very ‘mechanical’.
    I think the presenter has done an outstanding job!

  2. to un do the big nut on the blade plate rather than put a srewdriver in the fins i remove the spark plug and fill the piston with rope turn the motor it will stop as the rope prevents it reaching tdc

  3. Is it possible to carry out a straight transfer of a complete engine from a pro 505 chassis to a mastercatch 550 chassis without any complications, the 550 engine needs a re bore but we have a 505 engine available?

    • As long as they are both the same generation engine the mounting holes will line up and there should be no problem with transferring the complete engine across to the 550 chassis

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