Blower – Mist, Leaf Blower
Small Engine Equipment
Storage and Shelf Life Checks:
Storage and Shelf Life Procedure:
Date Last Tested (DLT) not to exceed 12 months.
Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria
- Visually inspect for evidence of use (dust, oil, starter seal broken), damage or missing parts.
- Return to stock if there are no signs of use or damage and date last tested (DLT) does not exceed 12 months.
- Refurbish as necessary if the unit has been used or fueled, damaged, or shelf life is exceeded.
- Dispose of the unit if it is not economically repairable.
- Remove dirt and oil using compressed air or detergent and shop towels as necessary.
- Use pressure washer and degreaser to remove heavy deposits of oil and grease.
- Equipment should be repaired and tested as quickly as possible after pressure washing to minimize rust formation on metal parts.
- This equipment is primarily serviced at a “factory authorized” repair facility. Ensure that the servicing repair facility has a copy of this refurbishment standard.
C. Test for Performance
- Refer to the owner’s manual for operations and specifications information specific to blower model.
- Check condition of fuel mix; ensure fuel is fresh and the correct mix oil ratio is used prior to starting the engine. Use a fuel stabilizer in fuel during testing to help ensure proper operation of engine at post storage start up.
- Ensure recoil starter functions properly. Check for damage or fraying of pull cord; repair or replace as necessary.
- Engine should: Start easily, run smoothly, be free of fuel leaks, and provide sufficient power to the blower attachment.
- Ensure all engine operational controls are functioning properly; stop switch, throttle and choke.
- Ensure fuel geyser danger sticker is present and legible. Reference cache memo 17-2 below.
- Test for blower performance (see owner’s manual for specific performance data).
- Should any function fail a test, refer to the manufacturer’s repair manual and troubleshooting guide to correct the problem.
- Remove all gasoline from fuel tank and run engine until carburetor is completely empty of fuel.
- Use a nylon “zip-tie” to tie off (seal) starter rope to the handle grip.
- Attach a certification tag that indicates date last tested (DLT), property #, and name of inspector certifying the performance.
- Ensure that all identification (property #, serial #, owner ID) is affixed and legible.
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