DIY log splitter repair
If your log splitter isn't working, don't dig out the ax or maul. Whether your log splitter won't start or it's leaking fluid, Sears PartsDirect has the troubleshooting guidance to help you diagnose the problem—just click on one of the symptoms below to learn about the most common repair.
Once you figure out what the problem is, use our step-by-step repair guides to fix your log splitter. Our articles offer great advice for maintaining your log splitter so you get the best possible results from your equipment. To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your log splitter, search for your model number.
The carburetor mixes air and gas before the fuel mix goes to the engine. If the engine won't start and the spark plug is getting spark, the carburetor is likely the problem.
The flexible nylon pump coupler deteriorates over time. Replace the flexible pump coupler if it begins to vibrate or rattles, which are early indications that it’s failing.
The recoil starter spins the engine on the log splitter when you pull the starter rope, and the rope retracts when released. If the recoil starter assembly is broken, follow the steps in this repair guide to replace it.
See how to properly maintain the hydraulic system in your log splitter.
Learn how to change the hydraulic fluid in your log splitter.