The use of leaf blowers is accompanied by a number of technical questions and sometimes curiosity. Experts in this field most often hear from clients. We will present here, the major questions frequently proposed by the user.
Does the blower-vacuum suck up wet leaves?
Yes, it is possible, but avoid very wet leaves. Using the vacuum mode of the jet, a small jet of air lifts the tough wet leaves from the ground which can then be collected.
What debris will the blower-vacuum collect?
The unique design of the blower-vacuum means that only light, low-density objects such as leaves and garden debris will be collected. High density objects such as stones and sticks will not be collected.See the different types of leaf blowers on our website
What mixture of gasoline and oil should I use in my leaf blower?
The operating guide for each blower contains technical information on the correct ratio and mixture of gasoline and oil required for a leaf blower. Of course the mixture depends on the type of the engine, generally, engine has two or four strokes.
Can I change the suction power of the blower-vacuum?
No. The suction power of the blower is governed by the motor speed and cannot be changed.
How often should I clean the air filter on my leaf blower?
Clean the leaf blower air filter every 5 hours of operation. Clean a foam air filter by washing it with warm water. Rinse the foam filter with clean water and allow it to dry completely before reinstalling it on the engine. If the air filter is damaged, replace it.
Why won’t my leaf blower blow air?
If the leaf blower is not blowing air, check the fan blade. A loose or broken fan blade cannot circulate air through the blower tube. Attach the fan blade to the engine crankshaft if disconnected. Replace the fan blade if damaged.
How should I store my leaf blower?
If you plan to store your leaf blower for 30 days or more, empty the fuel system by emptying the fuel tank into an approved container. Then start the engine and run it until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. At the beginning of the next season, use only new fuel with the fuel-oil ratio specified in the owner’s manual.
Why does the engine heat up?
Incorrect fuel mixture causes the engine in a leaf blower to overheat. Most two-stroke blower engines use a 40: 1 or 50: 1 fuel-oil mixture. Drain the fuel tank and refill with the proper fuel mixture if necessary.
Why won’t the engine accelerate?
The engine needs fuel and air mixed in the right proportions. A dirty air filter or a clogged fuel filter can restrict air and fuel to the carburetor. Other possible causes include a cracked fuel supply line, low cylinder compression, a dirty carburetor or carbon build-up.
Why isn’t my engine idling properly?
If your leaf blower is idling poorly, the idle speed is probably set too low or too high. You can adjust the idle speed on some leaf blower models by adjusting the idle adjustment screw on the carburetor. Refer back to the operator’s manual for instructions on adjusting the idle adjustment screw on your sheet blower.
Why won’t my leaf blower start?
Obsolete fuel is the most common cause of a leaf blower not starting, so it is recommended that all fuel be used before storing the leaf blower at the end of the season. Empty the fuel tank and fill it with new fuel or a mixture of gasoline and 2-stroke oil. If the leaf blower still does not start, the engine could have a clogged carburetor, a faulty ignition system or a lack of compression.