Leaf Blowers Leaf Blower Tune Up

Published on March 11th, 2015 | by Jacks

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Leaf Blower Maintenance Routines

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From Husqvarna

To optimize the life and reliability of your leaf blower, it’s important to service it regularly. Here are a few points that will help you maintain your leaf blower.

Below are Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Leaf Blower Maintenance Routines:

Daily Routines:

  • Clean the exterior surfaces of the blower.
  • Check the throttle lock and the throttle trigger function in a safe manner.
  • Check that the stop switch works properly.
  • Clean or replace the air filter.
  • Make sure all nuts and screws are properly tightened.
  • Check that all the housings are free of cracks.
  • Check that the collection bag is intact and that the zipper works.

Weekly Routines:

  • Check the condition of the starter device, the starter cord, and the tensioning spring.
  • Check that none of the anti-vibration mountings are damaged.
  • Check the condition of the air intake at the starter device. Remove debris if it’s clogged.
  • Clean the outside of the spark plug. Unscrew it and check the electrode gap. Replace if needed
  • Clean the fan blades on the flywheel.
  • Clean or replace the muffler’s spark arrest screen (not on mufflers with a catalytic converter).
  • Clean the carburetor space.
  • Clean the air filter.

Monthly Routines:

  • Flush the fuel tank of old gasoline. Refill with fresh gasoline and add a fuel stabilizer.
  • Clean the outside of the carburetor and the space around it.
  • Clean the fan blades on the flywheel.
  • Check the fuel filter and the fuel line. Replace them if necessary.
  • Check all the cables and the connections.
  • Change the spark plug if needed.
  • Check and clean the muffler’s spark arrest screen if necessary (only on mufflers with a catalytic converter).

Conclusion:

Performing simple maintenance routines will keep your leaf blower in proper working condition, prevent damage and save you a lot of money in the long run. Regular maintenance routines will keep your leaf blower ready for anytime you may need it.

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Jack's Small Engines has been providing parts for outdoor power equipment online since 1997. We also run a service center for outdoor power equipment like riding mowers, snow blowers, generators, chainsaws, and just about anything else.



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