Title: Garden Leaf Blower Maintenance

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Summary:
Discover all you need to know about leaf blower maintenance in this short, helpful article.

Keywords:
leaf blower, blow leaf

Article Body:
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
converter).

? 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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