Can I Remove the mower wheels for cleaning?

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Since you shouldn’t use a hose on the mower, I’d like to remove the wheels at the end of the season to scrub the dog poop off them. Is there an easy way to get them off?
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Perhaps picking up dog poop before mowing would help eliminate this chore? 
However, I'd think if you use a gardening water can or pitcher and carefully just pour water on the wheels you'd at least get them wet and then use a rag or brush to remove the stubborn stuff.

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Well, sure it would, but around my house I'd have better odds winning the Mega Millions than trying to find every last dog poop hiding under the fall leaves.

Yeah, cleaning them while on the mower is option #2. For now I'm looking just to find out how removable they are.
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On page 30 of the 21" non-SP model (which is what I have) manual it tells you exactly how to remove the wheels. Basically just removing the dust cap and a bolt. Which model do you have? It might be in your manual and might be similar. 
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I see nothing you could hurt by using a garden hose to clean the wheels; just don't spray water directly into the battery compartment.
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Mike is right. I have a different mower and its manual also shows how to remove the wheels.

If you can't put your hands on your manual, you can download the PDF of it from the product page for your particular mower.
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Well look at that...I completely missed that section. Thanks!