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How do I replace a Carburetor in a Log Splitter?

The log splitter's carburetor mixes air with fuel to make a gas. The spark plug ignites the gas/air mixture when it is pulled into the cylinder. The amount of air/fuel mixture reaching the engine is decreased when varnish builds up in the carburetor. If the log splitter can't be cleared using a carburetor cleaner and compressed air, it's time to replace it.

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Disconnect the spark plug wire

    There is no chance that the log splitter engine could start accidentally if the spark plug wire is disconnected.

  2. Drain the fuel tank

    The fuel supply line is secured with a spring. Remove the fuel supply line from the fuel tank and put the fuel in an approved container.

  3. Remove the air filter cover and air filter

    Lift the cover off the engine by pressing the release tab. The air filter must be removed from the top of the silencer plate. Follow the instructions in the owner's manual if you want to clean the filter's foam element. If the filter elements are damaged, replace them.

  4. Remove the silencer plate

    The silencer plate is secured to the top of the carburetor by twoPhillips head screws.

  5. Remove the carburetor

    The two 10mm cap nuts that secure the air cleaner housing should be removed. The air cleaner housing has a mounting bolt. The vent hose needs to be disconnected. The air cleaner needs to be removed from the carburetor. Before removing the governor spring and the carburetor throttle linkage, please note their configuration. To align the slot at the top of the throttle, you have to manually pivot it. The slot on the top of the throttle has a linkage rod in it. The governor spring needs to be removed from the Carburetor. The mounting stud on the carburetor need to be pulled off. To remove the fuel supply line from the carburetor, you need to release the spring clamp that secures the fuel supply line.

  6. Install the new carburetor

    The fuel supply line needs to be connected to the new carburetor and secured with a spring clamp. The gasket on the side of the engine has to be cleaned. Place the new gasket against the side of the engine. Push the carburetor against the engine when it is on the mounting studs. The governor spring and the throttle linkage should be connected. The gasket plate needs to be moved against the body of the car. Attach the vent hose to the valve cover by connecting it to the air cleaner housing on the mounting stud. Place the 10-mm cap nuts on the ends of the mounting studs and tighten them firmly. Attach the 10-mm mounting bolt to the air cleaner housing.

  7. Reinstall the silencer plate

    Put the silencer plate back on the top of the carburetor by securing it with the screws.

  8. Reinstall the air filter and cover

    The air filter needs to be put on the silencer plate. Remove the air filter cover.

  9. Reconnect the fuel line to the gas tank

    To secure the gas tank, connect the fuel supply line to it.

  10. Fill gas tank with fuel

    Check for leaks by filling the gas tank.

  11. Reconnect the spark plug wire

    The spark plug wire needs to be connected for the test engine operation.

Time required:

30 minutes.

You would need the following tools:

gas can (to hold fuel drained from the fuel tank), needle nose pliers, phillips screwdriver, work gloves, wrench set.

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