During the summer months of the year, the leaves on the trees begin to slowly fall. When summer leads into fall, the leaves begin to drop off the tree with a shocking regularity. Some people opt to utilize a rake to get rid of their leaves, but it’s a lot quicker and easier to use a leaf blower to get rid of the leaves in your yard.

A leaf blower is a fairly simple device. A leaf blower, whether powered by gas or electricity, is basically an engine or motor that turns a series of blades. The blades generate centrifugal force, which is then directed through the hose or nozzle at the leaves, sending them flying in the direction of your choosing. There are three types of leaf blowers on sale today:

  • Gas – powered by a combustion engine
  • Electric – powered by an electric current from an outlet
  • Battery – powered by an onboard battery that provides electric current

Specializing in small engine repair, we repair primarily Gas Powered Leaf Blowers.
If you need some help to get it running again, give us a call 720-277-1579.

Maintenance of Your Leaf Blower

There are a few things you need to do to make sure that your leaf blower will work when you use it. Here are the finer points of keeping your leaf blower ready-to-use:

  • Flush old gas and oil – Gas, even diesel gas, does not remain potent eternally. Oil can also lose viscosity or worse, be contaminated with pollutants. Be sure to flush gas and oil at least once a year, and for best results, flush the gas out of your leaf blower before putting it up for the winter.
  • Clean the air filter – Cleaning the air filter in a leaf blower is a simple affair; you remove the filter, and you wash it in warm, soapy water. Afterwards you just need to lubricate the filter with a few drops of oil, squeeze the filter to distribute the oil, and it’s good to go.
  • Spark plugs – If the engine in your gas leaf blower is not turning over, one of the most obvious issues is always the spark plug. Changing the spark plug is something you can easily do at home with minimal effort, and it can be the solution to a lot of issues.

What to do when your Leaf blower won’t work

If your leaf blower will not start up, be sure to run through the usual trouble shooting steps. Is there gasoline in it? Is it charged? Is the outlet you plug into to power it functioning? However, if you find that the easy troubleshooting steps don’t fix the issue, it may be time to look into the motor or engine.

However, small engine repair is difficult, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you’re not comfortable attempting to fix your engine, there’s no shame in finding a small engine repair shop to help fix it. If you are searching for someone to repair your leaf blower or other small engine appliances, don’t hesitate to call 720-277-1579 for a detailed estimate.