Log splitter repair guides

Whether you're replacing the flexible pump coupler or the engine's carburetor on your log splitter, our step-by-step repair guides walk you through the repair. And Sears PartsDirect has more log splitter repair help for you, including troubleshooting advice and maintenance tips for major brands such as Craftsman, MTD and Troybilt. Search your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts, then order the part you need.

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Repair guides common to all log splitters

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

March 1, 2013
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a log splitter recoil starter

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.

Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
March 1, 2013
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a log splitter carburetor

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.

Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less
March 1, 2013
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a log splitter fuel line

The fuel line carries the fuel supply from the gas tank to the carburetor. If the fuel line is cracked and leaking, replace it.

Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less
How to replace a log splitter flexible pump coupler

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.

Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less

Symptoms common to all log splitters

Choose a symptom to see related log splitter repairs.

Main causes: broken pump coupler, clogged hydraulic fluid filter, bad hydraulic control valve, broken hydraulic pump, bad hydraulic cylinder
Main cause: worn hydraulic valve seals around the actuator rod
Main cause: worn hydraulic pump seals
Main causes: dirty carburetor, stale fuel, bad spark plug, broken recoil starter
Main cause: worn hydraulic cylinder seals
Main causes: dirty carburetor, bad spark plug, clogged air filter, stale fuel
Main causes: leaky head gasket, damaged sump gasket, leaky oil drain plug, damaged fuel line, bad carburetor seals

Articles and videos common to all log splitters

Use the advice and tips in these articles to get the most out of your log splitter.

December 28, 2018

Find the right carburetor kit for a Craftsman snowblower, tiller or log splitter

By Sears PartsDirect staff

This chart can help you find the right carburetor kit for your Craftsman snowblower, tiller or log splitter.

December 28, 2018

Find the right carburetor assembly for a Craftsman snowblower, tiller or log splitter

By Sears PartsDirect staff

This chart will help you find the right carburetor for your Craftsman snowblower, tiller or log splitter.

June 1, 2015

Log splitter common questions

By Sears PartsDirect staff

Learn more about your log splitter with these frequently asked questions.