Snow Blower and Thrower Maintenance Tips

  After 1st 5 hours of use After each use (or every 5 hrs) After every season or 25 hrs After every season or 50 hrs After every season or 100 hrs
Change the engine oil X     X  
Check the engine oil   X      
Clean the exhaust area   X      
Check the spark plug     X    
Lubricate the gear shaft     X    
Service the spark plug         X

Proper maintenance is key to maximizing the performance and lifespan of your snow blower.

  • Before performing any maintenance, disengage all control levers and stop the engine. Wait until the auger/impeller comes to a complete stop. Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it against the engine to prevent unintended starting.
  • As part of your snow blower maintenance, visually inspect the machine for any damage and regularly check bolts and nuts for proper tightness.
  • Check the shave plates and skid shoes for wear and damage and replace if necessary.
  • Check control levers to verify they engage and disengage properly; adjust them if necessary.
  • Make sure safety and instruction labels are in place and legible.
  • Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil, etc. to protect the environment.
  • Check the fuel line, tank and cap frequently for cracks or leaks. Replace if necessary.

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