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.