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Steps To Fix a Leaf Blower

You cannot simply throw away your leaf blower if it stops functioning properly. But you are unaware about how to fix a leaf blower. Stop wondering and continue reading this article that throws light on the ways to fix your old leaf blower.

Learning How to Fix a Leaf Blower
Leaf blowers are the best means to getting rid of the litter in your yard. These powerful machines not only vacuum the litter, but also mulch them for easy disposal. If your leaf blower develops a snag, will you throw it away? No, you cannot and should not, because it can be easily repaired. You don’t need to be a technician to repair your leaf blower. No matter which leaf blower type you are using - whether a motor-driven hand-held model or a back-pack engine- driven unit, the following tips on how to fix a leaf blower will help you get your leaves moving again in case of a problem.

Diagnose Problem
First, you must identify whether the problem lies with vacuum or impeller. In most of the cases, the vacuum tube is clogged and does not perform well. Ensure that no litter clogs the tube. Sometimes in the case of motor-driven device, the power cable isn’t working. In case of engine-driven machine, the empty gas tank might be the cause of the snag. In such a case, ensure that the gas tank is never empty, especially when the blower is ready for use.

Required Equipment for Repair
Before beginning with the repair work, some of the following tips will come in handy:
Leaf blower manual
Hand gloves
Screwdriver
Clean cloth
Required replacement part
Lubricant
Epoxy resin

Tips on How to Fix a Leaf Blower
leaf blower
Wear gloves to ensure that you do not end up hurting yourself in the process. Keep the leaf blower manual handy before going ahead with the leaf blower repair project.
If the problem lies with the clogged vacuum tube, shut down the blower to clear that up immediately. After the power is shut, remove the vacuum tube and clear up the litter. Here the leaf blower manual on removing the tube will come handy.
If you find cracks in the impeller housing, you must repair it. First clean the area with brake cleaner. You can also use a sandpaper to roughen the area so that the crack opens up and can be filled up with metal-impregnated epoxy resin. Keep it for drying for some time so that it sticks firmly. Thereafter, use the sandpaper again to smoothen the area.
If the impeller is giving problem, it might be broken. You must replace it then. The leaf blower manual will guide you how to unscrew the cover. After unscrewing the cover, lift it off and replace it with another one of the same size.
If your petrol leaf blower does not start, check if there is petrol in the blower. However, if you find enough petrol for the blower to start, check its power outlets, cords and switches. If any of these is cracked, there is no other way than to replace them.
If your electric motor-driven device isn’t working, check the power cable for damage. Ensure that the power is on at the outlet. If this isn’t the case, the problem might lie in a faulty switch or motor.
If you sense some problem with vibration, it might be due to a loose part. Ensure that all the parts are screwed tightly and in their respective places.

Besides, ensure that you keep your leaf blower clean. You can use a lubricant to clean the interior of the machine to help it function properly. Always remove any litter from the blower so that it does not clog the tube, creating problems in the proper functioning of the instrument. However, if the aforementioned tips do not solve the problem, then the need of the hour is to take your leaf blower to a repair shop. After all, some maintenance is necessary to ensure that the leaf blower continues to clear the debris in your lawn and keep it clean.

Your Guide to Keeping Your Leaf Blower in Good Shape
A properly functioning leaf blower is essential to keeping your lawn healthy and clear from any debris, and this article is your guide to keeping your leaf blower in good shape. It is necessary that you catch the problem in its initial stage before it escalates. This will save your time and money and keep your leaf blower healthy for years to come. Always keep your leaf blower manual handy before going ahead with the repair project.



Sources
http://www.leafvacuums.org/fix-your-leaf-problems-with-a-commercial-leaf-vacuum/
http://www.leafblowerstore.co.uk/leaf-blower-repair.htm

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