Snow Thrower Maintenance Schedule and Tips

After 1st 5 Hours of Use
After Each Use (or Every 5 Hours)
After Every Season or 25 Hours
After Every Season or 50 Hours
After every season or 100 Hours
Change the Engine Oil



Check the Engine Oil




Clean the Exhaust Area




Clean the Spark Plug




Lubricate the Gear Shaft




Service the Spark Plug






  • Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting the machine, disengage all control levers and stop the engine.  Wait until the auger/impeller comes to a complete stop.  Disconnect the spark plug ignition wire and ground it against engine to prevent unintended starting.

  • Check bolts and screws for proper tightness at frequent intervals to keep the machine in safe working condition.  Also, visually inspect the machine for any damage.

  • Do not change the engine governor setting or over-speed the engine.  The governor controls the maximum safe operating speed of the engine.

  • Snow thrower shave plates and skid shoes are subject to wear and damage.  For your safety protection, frequently check all components and replace with original equipment manufacturer's (O.E.M.) parts only.  Use of parts which do not meet the (O.E.M.) specifications may lead to improper performance and compromise safety!

  • Check control levers periodically to verify they engage and disengage properly and adjust, if necessary.

  • Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.

  • Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil, ect. to protect the environment.

  • Check the fuel line, tank, cap and fittings frequently for cracks or leaks.  Replace if necessary.

  • Do not crank the engine with spark plug removed.

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