Snow Blowers Husqvarna Snow Blower Oil Change

Published on February 3rd, 2015 | by Turner Anderson


Husqvarna Snow Blower Oil Change

Does your Husqvarna Snow Blower need an oil change? Following an oil change schedule can keep your snow blower prepared for the next big snow storm.

It is recommended to change the oil in your Husqvarna snow blower every 25 hours of use or once each season, whichever comes first.

Before starting, refer to your owner’s manual for your snow blowers oil change schedule, the oil recommended for your snow blower, and any specific tools needed for your snow blower model.

Tools Needed:

*Before servicing your snow blower make sure the snow blower is turned off and remove the ignition key to reduce the risk of accidental start-up.

Changing the Oil

1) Warm the Engine

Allow the oil to drain easier by starting your engine for a few minutes. Once the oil is warmed, shut off the engine and allow it to cool before servicing your snow blower.

2) Remove Oil Dipstick

Remove the oil dipstick.

3) Locate Oil Drain Plug

Locate Oil Drain

4) Oil Drain Pan

Place oil drain pan

Catch the oil when drained by placing an oil drain pan under your snow blower.

* Depending on where the oil drain is located you may need to use an oil drain hose.

5) Drain Oil

Drain the Oil

Loosen the oil drain plug using your socket wrench and drain the oil from the engine, making sure to catch it with your oil drain pan.

6) Reinstall Oil Drain Plug

Reinstall oil drain plug.

7) Refill With New Oil

Refill with new oil.

Refill with 5W-30 oil by placing the funnel in the oil fill tube.

8) Check Oil Level

Check oil level..

After filling the oil, and before and after every use, check the oil level by looking at the oil dipstick.

9) Reinstall Oil Dipstick

Check oil level..

Twist the oil dipstick back into the oil fill tube and clean up any excess oil.

10) Check for Leaks

Check for any oil leaks by starting the engine for a few minutes.


Keep your snow blower running properly all winter long by following an oil change schedule. Check your oil before and after each use to make sure you have the correct amount to run your snow blower. Fill or change oil if needed.

Performing regular oil changes can prolong the life of your engine and keep your snow blower prepared for the next snow storm.

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4 Responses to Husqvarna Snow Blower Oil Change

  1. Chris W says:

    This snow storm for us was pretty bad. The snow was about 36 inches and was higher that our snow blowers. While snow blowing we pushed our blowers through the banks of snow so that the snow was over top of the engine and now it seems that there is water in the oil. I am not sure exactly how the water got in but can I fix the problem by just changing my oil?
    Thanks, Chris

  2. frank says:

    My snow blower has no stick to check oil level how much oil should I put in the snow blower.? I think is has broken off its about 24 inches wide throwing radius.

  3. LaDonna Wilson says:

    I bought myself a ST 224 Husqvarna snow blower for Christmas last year. It was delivered on Dec.22,2016. I put the parts on it and used it all of 20 minutes. Then it didn’t snow again for the rest of the winter. I followed the directions to store it. I’m trying to get it ready to use this year. My question is…What does TIGHTEN THE OIL DRAIN PLUG TO 31 NM & 270-280 in. lbs. Mean? How much is that? Before you laugh at me for not knowing this, I am a 67 yr.old woman who has a 70 yr.old invalid husband who can’t answer my questions. I want to drain last years oil and put in fresh oil. I don’t want to do anything that may damage my snow blower so please help me do everything just right. I have no one here to help me do any of this. Thank you, LW

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