As a snowblower owner, you know that winter is the perfect time to use your machine. However, if it’s been a while since you last cleaned out the carburetor and other parts of your snowblower, then this blog post may be for you!
We’ve created 7 simple steps on how to properly clean your carburetor so that next time when snowy weather arrives again, you’ll have no problem getting started with a fresh engine. Read on below for more information!
Step 1: Remove the Air Filter
First, remove the air filter. This will make it easier to clean your carburetor by getting rid of any debris that may be obstructing how well you can see. You also don’t want to risk damaging the air filter’s surface if you need to use compressed air from a gas station pump or another source.
Step 2: Remove the Screws
Next, remove the screws at the two ends of your carburetor. These will detach any hoses or wires that may be attached to it, making access easier for you to do a thorough cleaning job.
Step 3: Clean the Snowblower Filter
Pull off the air filter, which is usually located on top of the carburetor. This will expose how dirty it is underneath and how much gunk has built up over time. Remove any large chunks with a screwdriver or pliers before soaking in warm water (use soap if you have access).
Finally, remove smaller dust particles by using a vacuum cleaner nozzle attachment that’s been inserted into the carburetor through one of its openings. Dispose of all debris in an appropriate receptacle outside!
Step 4: Pour the Gas
Now pour about half a cup of gas into the bowl inside your snowblower’s carburetor. This is also where fuel enters when it’s running.
Step 5: Wipe the Snowblower Carburetor
Grab a rag or something that you can use to wipe the snowblower carburetor clean. This is how you should operate. First, start at the top of the bowl and work your way around in a clockwise direction (counterclockwise if you’re left-handed), wiping out any debris from all corners of the bowl.
Step 6: Pour More Gas
Once you’ve wiped the carburetor bowl clean, pour another half a cup of gas into it. This will help dissolve any remaining debris that may be stuck to its walls and allow them to come off more easily when we’re about to blow air through the fuel line next.
If there’s anything still sticking around in your carburetor bowl, you can use the rag or your hand to gently rub it away.
Pour a half-cup of gas into each of the two ports on either side of your carburetor and blow air through them with compressed air from a station pump. This will help dislodge any remaining debris that may be stuck in there – how cool is science?
Step 7: Put the Screws Back
Now replace all screws at both ends of the carburetor and reattach hoses or wires as needed. You’re ready for winter!
When it comes to snowblowers, there’s a lot of maintenance that goes into them. We have 7 simple steps above on how to properly care for your snowblower carburetor so you can make sure this is all done and ready when the next snowfall arrives. Take note of our tips above to keep your snowblower running like clockwork!