Winter is coming, so it is time to start up and try your snow blower after a long period of storage. Long stand still can cause some problems with your snow blower. You want to fix the snow blower problems before winter is starting! Here are some tips how to troubleshoot your snowblower
If a snow blower won’t start, or sputters and dies, check the gasoline tank. The majority of snow blowers are powered by gasoline, and they can’t run on empty. If the gas tank is empty, refill it. Sometimes issues with the gas tank can be related to the type and quality of gasoline being used in the snow blower. Generally, gasoline that’s used in snow blowers is sold specifically for the devices, and is formulated for the winter season. This gasoline produces more vapor, and makes it easier for the engine to start. Also, if the temperature dips below freezing, and there is moisture in the gas line, the line can freeze if the tank doesn’t contain correctly balanced fuel. All snow blower fuels should include an antifreeze additive that prevents this from happening. Replace the gas in the fuel tank, if necessary.
If the spark plug has no fuel on it, the carburetor may be the problem. Usually, this issue can be remedied by removing the carburetor from the snow blower, and cleaning the fuel deposits off of it.
Check the Air Filter
If the air filter is clogged too much there will not be supplied sufficient air into the engine, as consequence there is no proper combustion and a engine which is not running smoothly.
If everything else checks out, the problem with the snow blower is most likely a more serious engine problem. The only way to really properly (and safely) diagnose an engine problem in a snow blower is to either take it completely apart, or hook it up to a diagnostic machine. Both options are best performed by a professional. The gas tank poses serious risk of fires and explosions, particularly if the cause of the problem is unclear. If your snow blower is at this stage we might be able to help you out on a simple way, before you run to the closest workshop ask us first and you can safe a lot of money, click here to find out more