How to Start a snowblower involves a few steps to inspect your snowblower machine and make sure it’s in running condition. Then, prime your engine so it’s ready to ignite. Finally, use the starter rope or electric starter o get your snowblower up and running.
Inspecting Your Snowblower
- Drain your gas if your snowblower has sat longer than a month with ethanol fuel in it. Ethanol fuel can deteriorate over time, and bad fuel can cause engine problems.
Prepping for Ignition
- Always make sure to turn the fuel shutoff valve back to “off” when you are done with your snowblower. This will reduce the risk that fuel will leak.
- If you need to quickly stop your snow blower while operating it, just remove the key.
- Don’t push the primer for a warm start (if you used the snowblower less than five minutes prior to starting again).
Starting the Engine
- Read your model’s instruction manual if you are unsure of the voltage level.
- Disconnect from the power source once your snowblower is running.
Always read the manufacturer’s manual for complete instructions and safety information.
Store your snow blower properly, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This will make sure the tool is ready to go when you need it.
If you run into problems starting the snow blower, talk to a dealer or consult the manual. Common problems include faulty spark plugs and improper mixing of fuel and air.