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Posted by Josephine Ayre on Aug 23, 2012 in Chippers

As chippers are used to produce large volumes of wood chippings and even sawdust, they are known to experience performance issues that are a result of blockages and other issues. The most common problems experienced by chippers include: a flooded engine, dirty air filters and incorrect settings. Use these instructions to help fix these problems before they get too serious:

Step 1: Check the throttle level of your chipper – if it is not set to the “start/run” position, the engine will not start. You should also check the choke level and make sure that it is set to “choke”. If the engine is running erratically, change the choke to the “run” position.

Step 2: If you believe that you have flooded the engine of your chipper, just leave it to sit for a few minutes and then try starting it as per normal.

Step 3: Check the fuel tank and top it up if you notice low or even no fuel level. If the tank is full but your chipper is still experiencing problems, drain the tank and fill it up with fresh fuel (old fuel can cause issues).

Step 4: Remove the air filter and replace it with a new one. You will need a screwdriver to loosen the screws on its cover, but then swapping over your filter is simple. Make sure that you put the cover back on before starting your chipper.

If none of the above steps have been able to fix the problem your chipper has been experiencing, you will need to take it to a professional for a more serious repair. To make sure that your machine is kept running in optimal condition, you should change its air filter after every 25 hours of use.