How To Troubleshoot A Power Screed: The Complete Guide
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If your screed begins to have problems, there are various ways to troubleshoot the unit.
We will guide you through a few quick maintenance tips to help you repair common power screed issues:
Power Screed engine is running poorly or not at all.
- Ensure the operator has completed the starting procedures found in the Operations Manual correctly.
- Check the throttle:
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- Check the clutch:
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- Check the vibrating shaft:
Assembly and Start Up
- Remove the unit and all pieces from the box.
- Use a socket wrench to attach the handles.
- Remove the screws attached to the handles.
- Slide the handle bars in.
- Secure the handle bars with the screws.
- Attach the kickstand using a socket wrench and given screws.
- Use a socket wrench to attach the blade.
- Bring the unit on top of the blade and align the holes.
- Insert the screws.
- Tighten each screw with the socket wrench.
START UP STEPS:
- Add 10W-30 Oil
- Add Engine Fuel
- Add Fuel Stabilizer
- Press the primer bulb until fuel can be seen.
- Push the throttle lever slightly.
- Pull the recoil starter to start the engine.
Power Screed Has A Flooded Engine
- Lean the screed back onto its handles to drain the fuel back into the tank.
How Do I Store My Power Screed For A Long Period Of Time?
- Wipe the unit down to keep it clean.
- Add fuel stabilizer to the gas tank to avoid fuel going bad. This can damage the carburetor.
- Store in a dry, cool area.