Gas Leaf Blower: Excessive vibration
A damaged fan blade can cause a leaf blower to vibrate excessively; replace the fan blade if it's cracked or damaged. An engine problem can also make a leaf blower vibrate too much.
Do preventive maintenance on the leaf blower to keep the engine running smoothly. If the engine still runs rough after preventive maintenance, a dirty carburetor could be causing the engine to sputter. A partially clogged jet in the carburetor may be preventing the right amount of fuel from reaching the engine cylinder. Rebuild or replace the carburetor if the engine sputters and vibrates.
Replace the leaf blower fan blade
The leaf blower's fan blade is attached to the engine shaft and moves air through the blower tube. A damaged fan blade causes the leaf blower to vibrate excessively. Replace the fan blade if it's damaged and vibrating.
Do leaf blower preventive maintenance
Proper maintenance ensures that your leaf blower runs smoothly and works properly. Refer to your owner's manual for guidance in maintaining the leaf blower. Replace parts such as the air filter, fuel filter and spark plug.
Replace the leaf blower carburetor
The leaf blower's carburetor mixes air and gasoline in the proper proportions to create a combustible gas. If the engine starts and then sputters, or doesn't start at all due to lack of fuel, you might need to replace carburetor. It's often more cost effective and practical to replace the carburetor rather than rebuild it.
Rebuild the leaf blower carburetor
The leaf blower carburetor mixes air and gasoline in the proper proportions to create a combustible gas. If the engine starts and then sputters, or doesn't start at all due to lack of fuel, you can rebuild the carburetor. Rebuild kits are available for most carburetors and contain essential components for rebuilding a leaf blower carburetor, such as diaphragms, seals and gaskets. You can sometimes fix a fuel supply problem by dismantling and cleaning a carburetor. Use the kit to rebuild the carburetor after cleaning it.
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.
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.
Follow these easy steps to prepare you leaf blower for long-term storage.
Follow this advice for caring for your leaf blower.