Backpack Gas Blower with Tube Throttle 58.2cc 215 mph 510 CFM
How to Repair a Gas Leaf Blower
The inevitable wear of a leaf blower can cause problems; Fortunately, many of them are easy to repair. If you keep an eye on the condition of your leaf blower and deal with the problems before they get worse, you can save a lot of time and money.
Find the problem
- Find the cause of the problem. This may be obvious: If the cord breaks, then obviously that is your problem. But if you simply have a blower that does not start and nothing apparent to cause the problem, it’s time for a little research work.
- Check the starter mechanism. Is spring in place? Is the rope tightly wound? If nothing comes apart, then your starter will not run properly, and you will not be able to boot the machine.
- Inspect the spark plug. If it is old or appears blackened, or corroded, you can keep the fan starting.
- Inspect fuel line and fuel tank. If the cap on the fuel tank, cracked or not properly sealed, or if you have a leak in the fuel tank, lack of pressure on the fuel system will cause problems. Check the fuel line as well as cracks, leaks or stopping.
Solve the problem
Repair starter assembly by removing from blower body. You can take it to a repair shop that was rebuilt for a small load (usually less already removed), or you can repair yourself by buying a new spring rope and starter, install the spring and rewind the cable. Then screw the assembly in place on the fan.
- Replace spark plug by unscrewing old, brush away any debris and screw in a new spark plug.
- Replace the tank or line. This is the only way to repair leaks in the tank or line. Make sure you order the right part (not any tank will fit any blower) and the correct size of the fuel line (usually one of the smallest available). If you are not sure, call a repair shop and have the model and serial number of your machine useful. With this information, you can help find the right parts.