Leaf Blowers Leaf Blower Tune Up

Published on March 11th, 2015 | by Jacks

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Leaf Blower Maintenance Routines

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.





One Response to Leaf Blower Maintenance Routines

  1. RLMARESTEIN says:

    I NEED TO KNOW HOWTO ADJUST A RUIXING CARB ITS ON A HOMELITE BLOWER IT DOESNT HAVE A THROTLE CABLE AND IVE ALREADY DONE MODS TO ADJUST MIXTURE SCREWS THIS THING HASNT RUN RITE SINCE IT WAS BOUGHT IM READY TO THROW IT BACK AT THE RETAIL STORE AND PICK UP A FREAKIN RAKE. ANY HELP

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