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How To Start A Snowblower That Has Been Sitting

How To Start A Snowblower That Has Been Sitting For A Long Time

During winter, it’s entirely normal to wake up to your driveway covered with snow. It’s scenarios like this that we begin to appreciate our snowblowers. But what if you take out your snowblower and it refuses to start? If your snowblower has been sitting for some time, there are steps you need to take to get it back to optimum condition.

Now that you’re aware, let’s dig in.


Starting the Snowblower

Snowblowers are a seasonal tool, and sometimes, starting a snowblower after it has been sitting can be difficult. To save yourself stress, there are some steps you can take to ensure it begins smoothly when you want.

Get it to a safe open space.

Before you start the steps, the first thing to do when you want to start a snowblower sitting is to get it to open space. Doing this allows you to examine the snowblower more carefully.

Carry out a maintenance check

When you try to use a snowblower that has been in storage for a while without carrying out a maintenance check, it can cause more harm than good. When your snowblower is in a safe space, ensure you carry out a maintenance check. Look out for debris, loose screws, or anything that seems out of place. Also, check the spark plug, the oil level, and the tire pressure.

Chances are the spark plug, the oil, and the fuel in the snowblower are from the previous year. You should change them and fire the engine again. If it starts, you’re good to go.

Adjust the throttle

To ensure that all the old fuel is removed, you should adjust the throttle by placing it at the highest level. This way, the snowblower will burn off all the leftover fuel. However, you should prepare to clan the ground while this is going on.

Check for Signs of Trouble

After the first start-up, check for visual issues like fuel leakage. If there is any, you should visit a maintenance shop if you might need the replacement of some parts. However, if your snowblower is in optimum condition, fill it with fresh fuel and turn it on once again. Now, you should be able to use the snowblower.

Jessica Zander

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