Are you having issues with your log splitter performing poorly or not starting? There are several common issues that you may encounter, which can often be fixed with a little maintenance or by replacing a broken or faulty part.
If the hydraulic cylinder isn't extending properly, it could possibly be due to a broken flexible coupler that connects the hydraulic pump to the engine. If the flexible coupler is broken or damaged, it will need to be replaced. A malfunctioning cylinder can also be caused by a problem with the hydraulic pump, which generates the necessary hydraulic pressure to move wedge. If you see any leaks on the pump, replace the seal that is broken. A leak may also be due to a seized pump. Replace the hydraulic pump if it’s seized up.
If the engine isn't starting, the first thing you'll want to check is the fuel level. After about a month of staying stagnant, the fuel in the tank can begin to oxidize and break down. When this happens, the fuel can begin to take on a jelly-like consistency that can possibly clog the carburetor. If it's not a fuel issue, make sure the spark plug is securely connected. You'll also want to check the oil and air filter to ensure smooth engine operation. If the spark plug, oil filter or air filter shows signs of wear and tear, they can be easily replaced.
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