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How do I replace a Fuel Line in a Gas Snowblower?

A fire hazard can be created by a cracked or broken snowblower fuel line. If the snowblower fuel line is cracked or damaged, you should replace it.

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Drain the fuel tank and disconnect the spark plug wire

    Run the snowblower until the tank is empty or drain the fuel from the tank. The snowblower needs to be positioned in aventilated area. Attach the spark plug wire to the plug.

  2. Remove the electric starter switch

    Pull the starter switch off the mount. The starter switch can be hung by the electrical cord.

  3. Remove the engine shroud

    The key must be removed. The choke and throttle knobs need to be removed. The acorn nuts hold the carburetor to the engine. The shroud mounting screws have to be removed. Leave the primer hose and breather hose connected by shrouding the engine.

  4. Remove the fuel line

    Remove the fuel line from the fuel filter. To remove the fuel line from the carburetor, repeat the process.

  5. Install the new fuel line

    Attach the new fuel line to the tank with a fuel line clamp. The other end of the new fuel line needs to be connected.

  6. Reinstall the engine shroud

    The engine shroud needs to be reinstalled before the muffler shroud can be pulled off. Pull off the bolts that hold the belt cover. Release the control rod from the control rod receiver by removing the bolts from the red chute support brackets. Remove the bolts that hold the shroud to the muffler. Pull off the shroud from the wire control cables. Work the engine shroud onto the engine by aligning the choke knob shaft and the 2 carburetor mounting posts. The rocker cover breather hose fitting should be used if the breather hose doesn't pass through the opening. The rocker cover fitting needs to be secured with the breather hose. Attach the engine shroud to the engine with 2 acorn nuts. Put the wire control cables into the retainer clip. The shroud mounting bolts need to be reinstalled. Line up the support brackets with the mounting holes if you push the control rod back into the receiver. The red chute support brackets have bolts in them. Attach the belt cover to the mounting bolts. The choke and throttle knobs need to be reinstalled. The engine shroud needs to be removed because it fits under the bottom lip of the muffler shroud. The engine shroud can be removed without removing the muffler shroud.

  7. Reinstall the electric starter switch

    Remove the mounting screws from the electric starter switch.

  8. Reconnect the spark plug

    The spark plug wire needs to be reconnected.

  9. Reinstall the key

    The slot has a key in it.

Time required:

15 minutes.

You would need the following tools:

needle nose pliers, phillips screwdriver, slot screwdriver, socket and ratchet set, work gloves, wrench set.

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