Garden Leaf Blower Maintenance

Posted by nick_niesen on November 1st, 2010

To keep your leaf blower in tip top condition and to maximise the life and reliability of your leaf blower, it is vital to service it regularly. Here are a some guidelines and tips that will help you maintain your leaf blower in good working order.

Daily Checks on your Leaf Blower

? Clean the external surface of the machine with a cloth.

? Make sure that the throttle lock and the throttle trigger function safely.

? Ensure that the stop switch is working properly.

? Check the housings, and make sure they are free of cracks.

? Make sure that the collection bag is intact and that the zipper is working.

? Make sure that all nuts and screws are tightened properly .

? Give the filter a good clean and replace it if necessary.

Weekly Checks on your Leaf Blower

? Check that the starter device, the starter cord and the tensioning spring are all still in good condition.

? Ensure that the air intake at the starter device is in good condition. Remove any debris or dirt from it, make sure it's not clogged.

? Give the outside of the spark plug a good clean, and unscrew it and check the electrode gap. Re-adjust this gap to (0.020?) 0.5 mm, if required, or change the spark plug.

? Make sure that none of the anti-vibration mountings are broken or damaged.

? Clean or change the muffler?s spark arrest screen (not on mufflers with a catalytic

? Give the fan blades on the flywheel a good clean.

? Clean the carburetor space.

? Give the air filter a good clean or replace it if necessary.

Monthly Checks on your Leaf Blower

? Flush through the fuel tank with clean gasoline. Remember to dispose of this safely!

? Give the outside of the carburetor and the space around it a good clean.

? Do the same for the fan blades on the flywheel and the space around it.

? Check the fuel line and filter, and replace them, if required.

? Check that all the cables and their connections are in good condition.

? Change the spark plug.

? Examine and clean the muffler?s spark arrest screen if required (only mufflers with a
catalytic converter).

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