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To many people, leaf blowers are luxury items. They’re something you buy if you can afford it. But they can make the difference between a good looking lawn and a great looking lawn. Here are some tips when trying to repair your leaf blower so you won’t have to take it in to be professionally repaired.

• The blower on your leaf blower doesn’t work. You may have a power problem. Check to make sure all the power cords and outlets are not secure or are bad. Also check the switch on your blower and make sure it’s in proper condition. The other possibility is that you have a motor problem. Check the mower, and if necessary, replace it.
• The vacuum on your leaf blower doesn’t work. Chances are the vacuum tube is clogged with grass. Shut off the vacuum and remove the vacuum tube. Check to see if there is debris in it. If so, clean it. You may also have a crack in the housing of your vacuum. Check to make sure it’s in proper condition. You can easily fix the housing portion with some metal-impregnated epoxy or fiberglass resin.
• The blower doesn’t blow very well. You probably have a loose or bad impeller. Check the impeller unit on your blower. Make sure it’s in good condition. If you need to repair it, do so. The other possibility is that the engine isn’t reaching a fast enough speed. This is an engine problem and you should clean the engine and try again.
• The blower won’t start or stalls a lot. You have a problem in your engine somewhere. Typically, this problem is a sign that you’re simply out of gas. Fill it up with the proper gas/oil mixture. The other possibility is that you have a larger malfunction with your engine. Take it to be serviced.
• Your blower vibrates. Something is likely loose on your blower. Check all screws and devices to make sure everything is secured. The two most likely problem areas are the fasteners or the impeller unit. Make sure everything’s in proper working condition.