How to Revitalize Your Snow Blower
You tuned up your snow blower, checked the oil, made sure it has plenty of gas and that it starts the night before the big snow. Then, morning comes, you find that 8 inches of fresh snow fell during the night and your snow blower won’t start or it starts, but fails to stay running. You try priming the carburetor and adjusting the choke, but the engine still fails to stay running.
At this point many people throw up their arms in defeat, take their beloved machine to a repair shop to find out that the repair will cost almost as much as a new snow blower. Then you invest in a few more desperate attempts to start it before chucking the machine in the garbage, thinking that your collection of nuts and bolts is just warn out. Machines don’t wear out so easily. There is often a simple solution.
Over 90% of the time, the problem is not the wear and tear of the machine. It takes a lot of wear and tear to wear out a snow blower. If you have one of those flimsy ones that sells for $150, forget the repair. But if you paid $500 or more for a substantial machine of at least 5 HP, then it will be well worth your effort to nurse it back to health. And here comes the easy part. I’m going to tell you how.