How to use basic snowblower controls video
This video explains how to operate a snowblower's basic controls, including the shift lever, choke, throttle, primer, starter, chute, ingnition and more. It also shows how to check the oil.
For advice on diagnosing snowblower problems and installing replacement parts in your snowblower, see PartsDirect's snowblower repair help.
Symptoms for gas snowblowers
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Main causes: dirty carburetor, clogged fuel filter, dirty spark plug, incorrect valve lash, leaky engine gaskets
Main causes: dirty carburetor, stale fuel
Main causes: loose drive clutch cable, damaged drive clutch cable, worn friction disc, scraper blade scraping the ground, engine problems
Main causes: punctured tire, damaged rim
Main causes: broken shear pins, worn or loose auger drive belt, auger drive cable failure, damaged auger, bad gear case
Main causes: stale gas, clogged carburetor, clogged or broken fuel line, dirty spark plug, bad rewind starter, incorrect valve lash
Main causes: clogged chute, snow build-up in auger housing, broken auger shear pins, auger drive belt needs adjustment, auger cable problems
Things to do: replace the spark plug, change the oil, rebuild the carburetor, adjust valve lash, adjust or replace the belts
Main causes: clogged chute, damaged auger blades, broken shear pins, worn auger belt, damaged gear case, engine problems
Repair guides for gas snowblowers
These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your snowblower.
Replace the fuel filter on your snowblower if it's clogged or damaged.
To prevent snowblower auger and shave plate damage, adjust the skid shoes regularly to keep the shave plate ¼-inch high. It's an easy adjustment that you can handle yourself.
Rebuild the carburetor on your snowblower if the engine isn't getting fuel.
Articles and videos for gas snowblowers
Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your snowblower.
This video shows how to adjust a snowblower's auger control.
Learn how to set up and use drift cutters on your snowblower or snow thrower.
Learn about major functional parts of your snowblower and when to replace them.