Leaf blower articles

These leaf blower articles from Sears PartsDirect will help you get the best results from your leaf blower and keep it running season after season. From common questions to long-term storage tips, we can help. For more DIY advice, check out our leaf blower repair help section for troubleshooting guidance and step-by-step repair instructions.

Gas Leaf Blowers
Articles and videos common to all gas leaf blowers

May 20, 2017
Preparing a leaf blower for long-term storage.

Follow these easy steps to prepare you leaf blower for long-term storage.

January 1, 2016
6 easy steps for maintaining a leaf blower.

Follow this advice for caring for your leaf blower.

March 1, 2015
Leaf blower common questions.

From what kind of fuel to use to why your leaf blower won't start, here are the questions our experts hear most often about leaf blowers.

Symptoms for gas leaf blowers

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Main causes: stale fuel, dirty air filter, bad spark plug, cracked fuel lines, clogged carburetor
Main causes: cracked fuel lines, leaky carburetor seals, damaged fuel tank cap, cracked fuel tank
Main causes: damaged fan blade, engine needs a tune up, dirty carburetor
Main causes: bad gas, clogged air filter, cracked fuel lines, clogged fuel filter, dirty carburetor, bad spark plug, worn piston rings
Main causes: mixing too much 2-cycle oil with the gas, dirty air filter, clogged carburetor, engine needs tune up
Repair guides for gas leaf blowers

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your leaf blower.

August 1, 2013
By Lyle Weischwill
How to rebuild a leaf blower carburetor

If the leaf blower engine won't start even though there's fuel in the tank, the carburetor could be the problem. Follow these instructions to rebuild it in less than 30 minutes.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 60 minutes or less
August 1, 2013
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a leaf blower carburetor

The carburetor could be the problem If the leaf blower engine won't start even though there's fuel in the tank. Follow these instructions to replace the carburetor.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
August 1, 2013
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace leaf blower fuel lines

The fuel lines on a leaf blower deteriorate with time and eventually can split or crack. You can remove and replace them yourself, following these instructions.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 60 minutes or less