Mending typical equipment failures
- Lawn edger won’t start—Before beginning troubleshooting, assure your edger’s gas tank is filled and it’s in the START position. If the problem persists, then you likely have a faulty spark plug. Check for any damage, and then use a tester to check the spark. If the plug is malfunctioning, then it will need to be replaced.
- Line trimmer leaking gas—When a trimmer is leaking, you’ll want to check the fuel line in a well-ventilated area. If there are any cracks in the line, then it will need to be replaced.
- Line trimmer runs rough—A fuel tank that contains old gas can cause your trimmer to run poorly. Try emptying the tank and adding fresh gas. This should solve your issue.
- Leaf blower vibrates excessively—When a leaf blower is vibrating more than usual, it's probably caused by a flawed fan blade. Check to see if the blade is broken and change as necessary.
- Leaf blower smokes—A leaf blower that's smoking probably needs a new filter. Inspect the air filter for excessive oil and debris. Replace it to resume normal operation.
Essential lawn mower parts
Maintenance is key to keeping your walk-behind lawn mower in operating condition. Periodically tuning up your mower by cleaning and switching out components can go a long way.
- Engine—You’ll want to change the oil in your engine intermittently to avoid any mishaps. This can be done by using an approved oil container to empty the contents of the engine. Clean the underside of your mower while you wait. Once the oil has finished draining, dispose of the container in accordance with applicable law. Then, refill the engine with fresh oil.
- Air filter—A dirty air filter will not properly protect your engine from dirt and grime. You’ll want to swap the filter if you notice any issues with startup.
- Spark plug—The spark plug is a primary component in igniting fuel in your engine. When an engine fails to start, you'll need to check the spark plug. You can switch it out by using a plug wrench.
- Blade—A dull blade will not effectively cut your grass. If you notice uneven cuts, then it’s a good sign that it’s time to check the blade. You can sharpen the blade, or if it's damaged, it will need to be replaced.
- Wheels—The wheels of your mower are vital to keeping it moving. Naturally, after frequent use, the tires will begin to wear and possibly go flat. They'll need to be replaced occasionally to keep your machine in working order.
Purchasing Bolens replacement parts
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